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Alex Katz, Christine, 2013. Photoengraving and aquatint. Edition HC 1 of 2.Courtesy of Lococo Fine Art

Art Planner: Alex Katz at TMA, Working Title and more

HIGH CONTRAST:ALEX KATZ: BLACK-AND-WHITE Alex Katz is one of the most important living artists of our time. Although known for his large-scale paintings, he began a prolific career in printmaking in 1965, employing techniques of lithography, silk screen and woodcuts. A new show opening Thursday at the Tampa Museum  …


  1. Interview: Internationally renowned artist Alex Katz brings works to Tampa Museum of Art

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    When leaders at the Tampa Museum of Art got surprising news that Alex Katz would be stopping by to see his exhibit and mingle, it was a big deal.

    Alex Katz, Ariel, Black and White, 2016. Courtesy of the Tampa Museum of Art.
  2. 5 things to do under $5: Florida Orchestra, Black Arts Festival, Peter Max and Fiesta Day


    1Florida Orchestra Family Concerts: This family-friendly "pay what you can" show brings husband-and-wife musicians Anna Kate Mackle, principal harp for the Florida Orchestra, and John Shaw, principal percussion, who will demonstrate their instruments and play together. Arrive early for art activities and the …

     John Shaw, principal percussionist and his wife, Anna Kate Mackie, principal harpist, both of the Florida Orchestra, pose at home in St. Petersburg.
  3. Art Planner: Alex Katz at TMA, Working Title and more

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    Alex Katz, Christine, 2013. Photoengraving and aquatint. Edition HC 1 of 2.
  4. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg to lose major impressionist works

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg will soon say goodbye to a cache of works by some of the most beloved artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    Monet’s Springtime in Giverney is one of the pieces leaving the Museum of Fine Arts. It was part of a long-term loan, but the owner’s estate plans to auction the paintings.
  5. Take the Cross-Bay Ferry for free to these events in Tampa and St. Petersburg on Sunday


    “Are you driving, or am I?"

    You know the refrain. You and your partner swap it every time you head out on the weekend, to dinner, to a concert, to a parade. Someone has to bear the brunt of the steering wheel work.

    But what if you didn't?

    The Cross-Bay Ferry in port on the Seddon Channel near the Tampa Convention Center. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  6. Review: Museum of Fine Arts takes to the highway with 'Open Road'

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    The road trip: It's often the subject of a rueful and riotous experience, a maker of memories. It is a symbol of breaking free, finding the new and novel, searching for an adventure.

    Photos from Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, published in 1962, include Phillips 66, Flagstaff, Arizona, a gelatin silver print.
  7. Meet new Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg director Kristen A. Shepherd

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    Kristen A. Shepherd believes the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is just great. But she believes even more that it can be greater.

    Ashley C. Burke, registrar at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, completes a condition report on a photo by Ed Ruscha as new museum executive director Kristen A. Shepherd, right, watches.
  8. Art Planner: Homage to Warhol, Paint It Forward and Tour de Shine

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    Fifteen Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol

    Tristan Eaton with his mural on the Bern’s Steak House wine warehouse wall facing Howard Avenue.
  9. Exhibit of 'Star Wars' costumes and drawings coming to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

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    A glamorous component of that famous galaxy far, far away is landing in St. Petersburg.

    Queen Amidala, Throne Room Gown from 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.' Copyright 2015, Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
  10. Art Planner: Sunshine Glass Week in St. Pete, road trip photography at MFA

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    It's no secret that St. Petersburg loves glass art and has a world-class collection of glass artists, galleries and studios to prove it. Now the glass community has pulled together to create the inaugural Sunshine Glass Week, which runs through Sunday. The event features ongoing …

     Ed Ruscha’s gelatin silver print, Phillips 66, Flagstaff, Arizona (1962), is part of the MFA’s “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip” exhibition, which runs through June 4.