DELRAY BEACH CENTER FOR THE ARTS presents Seagate Hotel & Spa World of Golf: The Gary Wiren Collection, one of the most unique private collections of golf memorabilia in the United States, and oils, watercolors and acrylics by America's most highly recognized golf artists, from the Academy of Golf Art, on display in the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture thru April 21. The Delray Beach Center for the Arts Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture is located at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-243-7922.
Presented as part of a Shakespeare Festival, THE DALI MUSEUMs Much Ado About Shakespeare exhibition will feature 31 drypoint engravings by Salvador Dalí inspired by the works of William Shakespeare and two illustrated books in which Shakespeare's most celebrated works are reimagined by the artist (Macbeth, featuring illustrations and reproductions, and As You Like It, featuring drawings of costumes and sets for a 1949 stage production). The exhibition will be on view thru April 28. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dali Blvd. In St. Petersburg. For more information, call 727-823-3767.
FLORIDA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS presents Chuck Close: A Couple Ways of Doing Something January 31 March 31. The exhibition features fifteen of Chuck Closes delicately intimate daguerreotypes paired with Bob Holmans witty and beautifully typeset poems. The exhibition also includes examples of Closes other works taken from each daguerreotype in a variety of media, including tapestries and photogravures. Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is located in The Cube at Rivergate Plaza, 400 N. Ashley Dr. in Tampa. For more information, call 813-221-2222.
The MUSEUM OF FLORIDA ART presents Duane Hanson: Sculpture And Photographs 1978-1995, thru April 7. The exhibition of haunting lifelike sculptures by arguably the greatest realist sculptor of the 20th century features ten of Hansons extraordinary sculptures, ranging from works in the 1970's of his children to classic 1980's sculptures of working class figures. The exhibition is accompanied by 75 unknown Kodak and Polaroid instant prints intended as visual assists during the making of his sculpture. Museum of Florida Art is located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. In Deland. For information, call 386-734-4371.
The TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART will host To See as Artists See: American,' February 2 April 28. The exhibition of American masterpieces from The Phillips Collection presents 105 paintings by 75 artists that trace the course of American painting from the 1850s1960s, including works by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. The Tampa Museum of Art is located at 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. For information, call 813-274-8130.
The MENNELLO MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART presents Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings, the most extensive painted record of the Florida Seminoles from the early 20th century, September 1 December 29. The Mennello Museum is located at 900 East Princeton St. in Orlando. For information, call 407-246-4278.
The POLK MUSEUM OF ART presents Coincidence: Works by Louviere+Vanessa, January 19 April 20. Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown strive to expand the experimental properties of photography, using such alternative materials as gold leaf, Super 8mm film, and even blood. This exhibition will include pieces from nine different series of works. The Polk Museum of Art is located at 800 E. Palmetto St. in Lakeland. For information, call 863-688-7743.