Sunday, June 17, 2018

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Five cool things to see in 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume' in St. Petersburg

Five cool things to see in 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume' in St. Petersburg

Do you sense a disturbance in the Force? That would probably be the landing of "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, earlier this week. I got a preview of the blockbuster Smithsonian exhibit (docked in our ...
Updated: 3 months ago
Art this week: Visual history of protests, last chance for Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Art this week: Visual history of protests, last chance for Star Wars and the Power of Costume

AT MFA: BONNIE SIEGLER, STAR WARS ENDINGBonnie Siegler, an influential graphic designer, has compiled a comprehensive history of the visual language of protest in her book, Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America. Itís a fascinati...
Updated: 3 months ago
What makes an effective protest sign in the era of marches and memes?

What makes an effective protest sign in the era of marches and memes?

ST. PETERSBURG ó While protesting is an intrinsic part of American culture, protests have had a huge resurgence in the past couple of years, with events like last yearís Womenís March and this weekendís March for Our Lives. These movements inspired a...
Updated: 3 months ago
Two Tampa art exhibits celebrate baseball in time for spring training

Two Tampa art exhibits celebrate baseball in time for spring training

TAMPA Americaís favorite pastime is up to bat in exhibitions at two art institutions.One show is full of the fun and obsessiveness that devoted fans bring to baseball. The other focuses on the solitary intensity of young players trying to break into ...
Updated: 3 months ago
Catch LightHeaded before it closes, Art in Bloom returns

Catch LightHeaded before it closes, Art in Bloom returns

TALK ARTY TO ME: ARTISTSí TALKSThe insight one gets when an artist discusses their work is invaluable not only with regard for understanding their particular work, but often much broader conversations are opened. Consider these two important talks Th...
Updated: 3 months ago
These ancient mosaics were buried on the lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

These ancient mosaics were buried on the lawn of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG ó Why were the mosaics buried on the lawn in the first place? That was a mystery.But there they were at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, two ancient pieces dating from the years 100 to 300, sitting beneath the grass on the east...
Updated: 3 months ago
Helmar and Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts opens at Eckerd College

Helmar and Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts opens at Eckerd College

ST. PETERSBURGThe lights are usually kept low at night at Eckerd College. Itís part of an effort to use less electricity ó and also helps to keep birds and turtles from becoming disoriented on the bayside campus.But the spotlights were turned all the...
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That time USF almost built the world's largest concrete sculpture with Pablo Picasso

That time USF almost built the world's largest concrete sculpture with Pablo Picasso

For decades, the odd, little sculpture with the sort-of inquisitive looking eyeball carved out over what could be nostrils was just sitting on a shelf at the University of South Florida. Art historian and archaeologist Kamila Oles spotted it while w...
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Review: University of Tampa exhibit examines human response to natural disasters

Review: University of Tampa exhibit examines human response to natural disasters

Hurricane Irma was an eye opener of human response in the face of a natural disaster. Supplies were depleted, the roads were jammed with cars attempting to flee, and many had to leave their homes and sleep next to strangers in shelters. Afterward, so...
Updated: 4 months ago
Innovative artist Toni Doveís Embodied Machines and Bekky Buekesí Black. White. Gold.

Innovative artist Toni Doveís Embodied Machines and Bekky Buekesí Black. White. Gold.

Toni Dove: Embodied MachinesIf you were feeling like your art viewing experiences havenít been high-tech enough lately, the "Embodied Machines" exhibition opening at the Ringling Museum on Sunday will fill that void. Itís the first survey exhibition ...
Updated: 4 months ago
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