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CORNELL
MUSEUM
'Wild'
January 14 - April 17


MUSEUM OF
FLORIDA
ART & CULTURE
'Visions of Florida'
February 10 - April 28


TAMPA MUSEUM
OF ART
'Public and Private –
The Figure Examined
February 12 - May 30


POLK MUSEUM
OF ART
'Forever Young'
thru March 25


FROST
ART MUSEUM
'The Art of Video Games'
January 23 - April 17


THE
BAKER MUSEUM
'Dressed and Undressed'
thru March 6


THE DALI
MUSEUM
'Disney and Dali'
January 23 - June 12


THE
WOLFSONIAN
'Paradise Found: Cuban Allure,
American Seduction'
May 6 - August 21


MUSEUM OF ART
– DELAND
'Will Barnet:
Graphic Retrospective"
January 15 - April 3


HIGHLANDS
MUSEUM
OF THE ARTS
'Florida Wildlife Corridor
Expedition'
thru March 15


NORTON
MUSEUM OF ART
'Women Modernists
in New York'
February 18 - May 15


ART AND CULTURE
CENTER
OF HOLLYWOOD
'Kiki Valdes'
February 13 - March 27


SOUTHEAST
MUSEUM
OF PHOTOGRAPHY
'Terra Incognita'
January 22 - April 17


THE
RINGLING
MUSEUM OF ART
'Samurai: The Way
of the Warrior'
January 15 - April 17

The State of Art
2016
Exhibitions at Florida Art Museums


Wild
January 14 – April 17, 2016
A group show featuring contemporary artwork by 13 internationally recognized artists who are inspired by nature and whose work shows the beauty and wonder of the natural world. The exhibition also features paintings by Plein Air Palm Beach artists, who are inspired by and have captured the beauty of South Florida’s lush landscapes. A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation in support of conservation efforts.
CORNELL ART MUSEUM
at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Ave. • Delray Beach
561-243-7922
www.oldschoolsquare.org


Visions of Florida: The Photographic Art of Clyde Butcher
February 10 – April 28, 2016
See Florida through the eyes of one of America’s finest landscape photographers, Clyde Butcher – a world seldom seen either by tourists or longtime residents. Butcher, often called 'the Ansel Adams of Florida.' His photographs, printed on formats as large as 5 x 7 feet, soon became critically noticed for their striking composition, exquisite detail and texture. Butcher's reputation as a chronicler of what remains of Florida's natural landscape is internationally recognized and his work in the wild areas of Florida represents one of the best environmental arguments for preserving what remains of the state's rich natural heritage.
MUSEUM OF FLORIDA ART & CULTURE
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive • Avon Park
863-784-7240 or 863-453-6661
www.mofac.org


Public and Private – The Figure Examined
February 12 – May 30
From the universally recognizable to the intimate and introspective, the exhibition examines one of the most universal subjects in art, the portrayal of the human figure in more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by many of the most important artists of the late 19th and 20th centuries, including Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Diego Rivera, Auguste Rodin, and Andy Warhol. These masterworks from the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation juxtapose their diverse approaches to a common subject, revealing radical stylistic differences, as well as a broad spectrum of political, philosophical and aesthetic meanings associated with the human form.
TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART
120 W. Gasparilla Plaza • Tampa
813-421-8380
tampamuseum.org


Forever Young: A Russell Young Retrospective
thru March 26
Russell Young's exploration of American counter culture represents a journey that bares witness to both the excess and ambition that has helped shape the 'American dream,' a brooding and sometimes brutal celebration of the characters and events that glamorize and chastise in equal measure. Early in his career, Young shot portraits of Morrissey, Bjork, Springsteen, Dylan, Diana Ross, Paul Newman and other celebrities. He is noted for his use of diamond dust, pressing the crystals into the enamel of the prints. No two diamond dust pieces are exactly alike, as the crystals are applied individually to each work.
POLK MUSEUM OF ART
800 East Palmetto St. • Lakeland
863-688-7743
polkmuseumofart.org


The Art of Video Games
January 23 – April 17
In the forty years since the introduction of the first home video game, the field has attracted exceptional artistic talent. An amalgam of traditional art forms – painting, writing, sculpture, music, storytelling, cinematography – video games offer artists a previously unprecedented method of communicating with and engaging audiences. Organized by the Smithsonian America Art Museum, this is one of the first exhibitions to explore the evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies. It features some of the most influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early pioneers to contemporary designers.
The Patricia & Phillip
FROST ART MUSEUM
Florida International University
10975 SW 17 Street • Miami
305-348-2890
thefrost.fiu.edu


Dressed and Undressed
thru March 6
Including work by American and Mexican artists from The Baker Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition presents 20th century representations of the female form as well as the clothing, shoes and accessories that adorn it. Including paintings, drawings and prints that celebrate the art of fashion and the diverse ways to represent female beauty, the exhibition features a variety of pictorial styles. The selection invites the viewer to identify the correspondences between the exquisite designs by Saint-Laurent and Halston displayed in the museum's main gallery and the fascinating works on view in this exhibition.
THE BAKER MUSEUM
Artis—Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. • Naples
239-597-1900
artisnaples.org/baker-museum


Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination
January 23 – June 12
This immersive and enriching multi-media exhibition will tell the story of the unlikely friendship and professional alliance between two of the most renowned artists of the twentieth century: eccentric Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali and American entertainment innovator Walt Disney. Featuring original paintings, story sketches, conceptual artwork, objects, correspondences, archival film, photographs, and audio – the exhibition showcases two vastly different icons who were drawn to each other through their unique personalities, their collaboration on the animated short 'Destino' – which, regrettably to both Disney and Dali, was never completed during their lifetimes – and their enduring friendship.
THE DALI MUSEUM
One Dalí Blvd. • St. Petersburg
727-823-3767
TheDali.org.


Paradise Found: Cuban Allure, American Seduction
May 6 – August 21
The exhibition looks at what President William McKinley described as the close 'ties of singular intimacy' that once existed between the United States and Cuba, from the 1898 Spanish-American War through the pre-revolutionary 1950s. Drawing on a newly acquired photographic archive, the exhibition revisits this now-distant relationship that left lasting traces in each country, from baseball and American-made cars to rumba and rum. Glamorous celebrities, the exchange of goods, and thriving tourism generated many of the artifacts, advertisements, media images, music, performances, and films that appear in the exhibition, shaping the way Americans and Cubans imagine one another.
THE WOLFSONIAN
Florida International University
1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
305-531-1001
wolfsonian.org


Will Barnet: Graphic Retrospective (70 Years)
January 15 – April 3
This exhibition charts the momentous evolution of art from realism to abstraction during one of the most distinguished careers in American art, that of Will Barnet. Barnet was a painter and printmaker, best known for his abstract depictions of women and domestic scenes. His works reflect an emphasis on flat painting surfaces and meditative tones. A figurative artist throughout his career, there was a period in the 1940s when he experimented with using semi-abstract forms to replace realistic space.
MUSEUM OF ART – DELAND
600 N. Woodland Blvd. • DeLand
386-734-4371
moartledland.org


Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee
thru March 15
The exhibition features photographs by acclaimed photographer Carlton Ward Jr. of the 2012 Florida Wildlife Expediction, which helped raise awareness about connecting and protecting corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for Florida’s diverse wildlife. The photographs, props and videos featured in the exhibit allows viewers to experience some of Florida’s most fantastic wildlife and native habitats. Starting in the Everglades, attendees will explore the Everglades headwaters, navigate the St. Johns River, trek through Ocala National Forests, and immerse themselves in Osceola National Forest, the Suwannee River and the Okefenokee Swamp.
HIGHLANDS MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
Alan Altvater Cultural Center
351 W. Center Ave. • Sebring
863-385-6682
HighlandsArtLeague.org/MoTA


O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York
February 18 – May 15
The exhibition looks at the art and careers of modernists Marguerite Zorach, Florine Stettheimer, Helen Torr, and Georgia O’Keeffe together for the first time. These women all sought to be recognized as artists rather than women artists, but their identity as women shaped the circumstances under which they worked, the forms their art took, and the way their pictures were interpreted. Featuring approximately 60 paintings, works on paper, and textiles made between 1920-1935, when Stettheimer, Torr, and Zorach all worked in New York, the exhibition reveals the influence of gender on American modernism.
NORTON MUSEUM OF ART
1451 S. Olive Ave. • West Palm Beach
561-832-5196
norton.org


Kiki Valdes: Cartoons, Cowboys, Abstractions and More
February 13 – March 27
A miscellaneous grouping of small paintings and studies, the exhibit highlights Valdes' marriage of abstract expressionism and cartoons. His work juxtaposes nostalgic imagery from the American rodeo, 1990’s cartoons and modern art as he plays with elements of cubism, fauvism, and abstraction.
ART AND CULTURE CENTER OF HOLLYWOOD
1650 Harrison St. • Hollywood
954-921-3274
artandculturecenter.org


Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast
January 22 – April 17
This exhibition is a photographic project of 15 years’ duration (1991-2006) by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. Latin for 'unknown land,' 'Terra Incognita' features 57 black-and-white photographs of marsh, scrub lands, dunes, beaches, swamps, and forests along the Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle.
SOUTHEAST MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Daytona State College
1200 International Speedway Blvd. • Daytona Beach
386-506-4475
smponline.org


Samurai: The Way of the Warrior
January 15 – April 17
Drawing from the rich and varied Japanese collection of the Stibbert Museum in Florence Italy, this exhibition features some 70 objects related to the legendary Samurai warriors – full suits of armor, helmets, swords, sword-hilts, and saddles, as well as exquisite objects intended for more personal use such as lacquered writing boxes, incense trays and foldable chairs that all characterize the period in which Japan was ruled by the Samurai military class.
The John & Mabel
RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART
5401 Bay Shore Rd. • Sarasota
941-359-5700
ringling.org



January-February 2016