Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Arts

The coolest exhibits this week: 'Skyway' opens at three museums, and photos explore the female gaze

Crossing the Bridge: Skyway

Why is it so hard to cross the bay area bridges to see art exhibitions? Obviously traffic is an issue, and often shows don't last long in smaller galleries. That's where the "Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration" comes in. Three major museums have come together to bridge the gap and expose the work of 57 local artists in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. "Skyway" opens on Saturday simultaneously at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg and the Tampa Museum of Art. Works run the gamut as far as media and genre, with the only stipulation being that it must have been recently created. The exhibition remains on display through late September or October depending on the location, so there's plenty of time to visit all the museums.

To read more about "Skyway," click here.

The Female Gaze: She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

While things are always changing, the art world is largely still male dominated. This topic is addressed in a unique way at a new show opening at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts on Friday. "She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not" features 12 prominent female photographers who all use men as their subject, the idea being to flip the narrative of the male gaze. The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m., and curator Carol Henry, also a participating artist, will give a talk at 6 p.m. Pay what you can. 400 N Ashley Drive, Cube 200, Tampa. fmopa.org.

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