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Art planner: Harold Edgerton at MFA, Kalup Linzy at Tempus Projects, last chance for "Figure Examined"

HIGH SPEED: HAROLD EDGERTON AT MFA

Harold Edgerton, a professor at MIT, is most widely known for his photographs, though he wasn't a professional photographer. He invented the electronic stroboscope in 1931 and went on to use short flashes of strobe lights to capture on film movements that are too fast to be seen by the eye. The images were stunning back then and remain so; National Geographic dubbed him "the man who made time stand still."

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, has a substantial collection of his photographs, including his most famous, such as a bullet piercing an apple and a milk drop forming a coronet when it hits a surface. Though the museum has 95 prints, only 25 will be on view in the small works-on-paper gallery on the second floor, but that's enough to demonstrate the scientific and aesthetic value of Edgerton's work, the latter always downplayed by the electrical engineer. In addition to the photographs, Quicker'n a Wink, a 1940 short film about him that won an Academy Award, will be continuously looped in the gallery.

"Harold Edgerton: What the Eye Can't See" continues at the museum, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, through July 31. Gus Kayafas will give a presentation from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday about studying with Edgerton and professional photographers such as Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan and Minor White. The lecture fee is $10 for museum members and $20 for nonmembers. Admission to the museum is $17, $15 seniors, $10 kids 7 and older and college students with ID. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. (727) 896-2667. mfastpete.org.

KALUP LINZY: BIG DEAL AT TEMPUS PROJECTS

If you're a young artist, you cannot possibly have better press than a New York Times review that says, "A star is born." That 2005 pronouncement, written just two years after he moved to New York to pursue a career in art, referred to Kalup Linzy. Linzy, 38, was born in Clermont and now collaborates with famous folks such as James Franco and has his works in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. And you can see his work here at Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa.

Tempus is more than a gallery. The not-for-profit was founded by artist and art professor Tracy Midulla Reller in 2009, and it's more like an institutional collaborator, especially with its artists-in-residence program. Linzy is its first participant, and new work he created during it, along with other pieces including videos, collages and photographs, will debut at a free opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. An after-party at nearby Mermaid Tavern begins at 10 p.m. tempus-projects.com.

LAST CHANCE: THE FIGURE EXAMINED AT TMA

The big "The Figure Examined" exhibition presenting 100 examples of artistic interpretations of the human form has many famous artists and some that are welcome discoveries (see a review at tbtim.es/100w). It ends its run at the Tampa Museum of Art on May 30, which gives you plenty of time to make plans for a visit. The museum, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $15; $7.50 seniors, Florida educators and active military; and $5 students. Kids younger than 6 are free. (813) 274-8130. tampamuseum.org.

GALLERY 221: NATHAN BEARD'S ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

Gallery 221, on the Dale Mabry campus of Hillsborough Community College, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, features Nathan Beard's large-scale paintings through June 30. Meet the artist at a free reception and gallery talk from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Free. (813) 253-7386. hccfl.edu/gallery221.

Art planner: Harold Edgerton at MFA, Kalup Linzy at Tempus Projects, last chance for "Figure Examined" 05/18/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:36am]
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