Echoing Forms: American Abstraction from the Permanent Collection

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL

Apr 29
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Aug 18
Echoing Forms: American Abstraction from the Permanent Collection

On view through July 28, 2019, Farish Gallery

On view through August 18, 2019, Saunders Gallery

As the Tampa Museum of Art nears its 100th anniversary, exhibitions in 2019 and 2020 will focus on the breadth of the institution’s permanent collection, as well as examine its collecting history. The Tampa Museum of Art’s holdings are unique, with distinct collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, as well as modern and contemporary art.

Echoing Forms: American Abstraction from the Permanent Collection presents paintings, works on paper, and photography by major artists associated with post-war American abstraction. Abstract Expressionism emerged as the dominant genre of painting in the mid-1940s. For the next 40 years, artists working across media would examine and redefine the boundaries of abstraction. From Robert Motherwell’s serial compositions of repeating ovoid and geometric forms, to the patterned brushwork of Alma Thomas, and Aaron Siskind’s photographic studies of found objects echoing gestural paint strokes, the Tampa Museum of Art’s collection includes work from influential artists associated with the rise of American abstraction.

Artists featured in Echoing Forms also include Joseph Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Ellsworth Kelly, Elaine de Kooning, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, and others. Echoing Forms: Abstraction from the Permanent Collection is a companion show to the special exhibition Abstract Expression: A Social Revolution.

 

Alma Thomas (American, 1891-1978), New Galaxy, 1970. Acrylic on canvas. 54 1/4 x  54 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Douglas H Teller in memory of Julian H. Singman, 1997.017.

 

 

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jul 17, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Jul 18, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Jul 19, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Jul 20, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Jul 21, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Jul 22, 2019 at 10:00 am (Mon)
  • Jul 23, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Jul 24, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Jul 25, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Jul 26, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)

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