Sunday, April 22, 2018

Arts

Look inside the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, opening Saturday

Look inside the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, opening Saturday

ST. PETERSBURG As in the landscape of the American Southwest, the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in downtown St. Petersburg has a particular grandeur.This dream of philanthropists and collectors Tom and Mary James has a "soft" public openi...
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Art this week: Artists celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Danial Ryan's cats are back and so are 100 more films

Art this week: Artists celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Danial Ryan's cats are back and so are 100 more films

Celebración de la Vida: Dia de los Muertos Just hearing the words Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) conjures up colorful images of painted sugar skulls, masks and paper flowers that are central to the Mexican holiday that celebrates deceased love...
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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. It’s a fascinati...
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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 — 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 year’s Women’s March and this weekend’s March for Our Lives. These movements inspired a...
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Two Tampa art exhibits celebrate baseball in time for spring training

Two Tampa art exhibits celebrate baseball in time for spring training

TAMPA America’s 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 ...
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Catch LightHeaded before it closes, Art in Bloom returns

Catch LightHeaded before it closes, Art in Bloom returns

TALK ARTY TO ME: ARTISTS’ 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...
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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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