Fall into Greatness: LRMA Celebrates 15 Years
October 8 – December 30, 2017 • CHANGING EXHIBITION GALLERIES
Fall into Greatness: LRMA Celebrates 15 Years will be the second part of the series commemorating the museum’s anniversary with themed exhibitions that highlights major collectors, favorite works, new acquisitions, rarely seen works, and honors beloved donors. We will also collaborate with renowned local artists featured in the collection. Featured will be some of the greats like Pablo Picasso, Christopher Still, and Leonard Baskin.
Habits & Habitats Series: Inside the Artist’s Studio with Abraham Rattner
October 8, 2017 – April 15, 2018 • CENTER GALLERY
A glimpse into the inner workings of Rattner’s studio offers insight into his process through an immersive installation of his original furniture and never-before-seen drawings, journals and photographs from his archives.
Fall into Greatness: Contemporary Prints from the Jim and Martha Sweeny Collection
October 8, 2017 – December 30, 2017 • WORKS ON PAPER GALLERY
Since establishing the Lothar and Mildred Uhl Works on Paper Gallery, LRMA’s collection of contemporary prints has grown exponentially. Marking LRMA’s fifteen-year anniversary, we unveil a recent acquisition of fourteen fine art prints from Jim and Martha Sweeny, who were long-time friends of Lothar Uhl and fellow print collectors. This donation includes a cross-section of major contemporary printmakers including Louisa Chase, Donald Sultan, Brad Davis, Terry Winters, Hung Liu, Howardena Pindell and Thornton Dial.
Elemental: Fine Crafts from the Collection
October 8, 2017 – September 15, 2019 • PERMANENT COLLECTION GALLERY
A new installation of sculptural works from the permanent collection based on the classical elements of the ancient Chinese tradition: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. These elements were used for describing interactions and relationships between phenomena. The interrelationship of these classical elements is explored through contemporary fine craft mediums including jewelry, decorative arts, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and paper. An amalgam of ancient raw materials and modern ingenuity, artists stretch the boundaries of earth’s elements in metal, wood, clay, stone, glass and other natural media.
Rattner’s Contemporaries in Paris
December 6 – June 17, 2018 • RATTNER PERMANENT GALLERY
Paris was considered the hub of creative expression in the 1920s and 1930s, and Abraham Rattner was in the middle of it all. Well-known artists influenced Rattner’s burgeoning style and worked alongside him. This exhibit showcases how the Parisian artists of the time influenced Rattner’s works, as well as art history as a whole, featuring works by Paul Signac, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Joan Miró and Abraham Rattner.
From the Collection: Artists of Hillsborough County
On view through August 2018 • Made in Florida Gallery
Following the success of the Artists of Pinellas County exhibition, the museum proudly presents a companion show, Artists of Hillsborough County. Tampa, the principal city of Hillsborough County, largely advances visual arts through its centers of higher education, including the University of Tampa and the nationally known Graphicstudio program at the University of South Florida. These institutions attract leading artists as educators, produce successful students who find their own artistic expression and foster exploration of technical and aesthetic skills in contemporary art.
On view indefinitely • Rattner/Leepa/Gentle Galleries
Permanent collection of works by Abraham Rattner, Esther Gentle and Allen Leepa. These galleries chronicle a family of artists and their responses to the cultural and political events of the 20th century.