Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Arts

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 — 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...
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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. It’s part of an effort to use less electricity — 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...
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Innovative artist Toni Dove’s Embodied Machines and Bekky Buekes’ Black. White. Gold.

Innovative artist Toni Dove’s Embodied Machines and Bekky Buekes’ Black. White. Gold.

Toni Dove: Embodied MachinesIf you were feeling like your art viewing experiences haven’t been high-tech enough lately, the "Embodied Machines" exhibition opening at the Ringling Museum on Sunday will fill that void. It’s the first survey exhibition ...
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Artistic anarchy reigns in Dali Museum’s Dali/Duchamp exhibition

Artistic anarchy reigns in Dali Museum’s Dali/Duchamp exhibition

ST. PETERSBURG In Dalí/Duchamp, the world-class exhibition now at St. Petersburg’s Dalí Museum, you’ll meet Salvador Dalí, the publicity hound who claimed his nutty moustache was for receiving signals from outer space. And you’ll m...
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Exploring Cuba-U.S. relations through art exhibit in Tampa

Exploring Cuba-U.S. relations through art exhibit in Tampa

The title of the exhibition currently on display at the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida could be misconstrued."Climate Change" doesn’t refer to the hot-button issue of global warming. Instead, the exhibition examines the ch...
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Contemporary papercutting is showcased at HCC, while artistic lighting shines at Florida CraftArt

Contemporary papercutting is showcased at HCC, while artistic lighting shines at Florida CraftArt

BÉATRICE CORON: A CUT ABOVEThe transformative nature of paper makes paper arts one of the most exciting genres. It can be rolled or quilled to create three-dimensional portraits or landscapes; folded, as in origami; or intricately cut into awe-inspir...
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Art review: The Obamas’ portraits are not what you’d expect and that’s why they’re great

Art review: The Obamas’ portraits are not what you’d expect and that’s why they’re great

WASHINGTON — The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, both painted by African-American artists, and both striking additions to the museum’s "America’s Presidents...
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Dali/Duchamp explores the friendship of artists, new exhibits at the MFA reveal history

Dali/Duchamp explores the friendship of artists, new exhibits at the MFA reveal history

Highly Conceptual: Dalí/DuchampThe new exhibition opening Saturday at the Dalí Museum is another exploration of Dalí’s relationships with other groundbreaking artists. This time it’s Marcel Duchamp. Named the "father of conceptual art," Duchamp was a...
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