november, 2021

202104nov(nov 4)12:00 am202222may(may 22)11:59 pmTampa Museum of Art | 11/04/21 - 05/22/22 | An Irresistible Urge to Create: | Florida Outsider Art from the Monroe Family Collection | Tampa

Time

November 4 (Thursday) 12:00 am - May 22 (Sunday) 11:59 pm

Location

Tampa Museum of Art

120 W Gasparilla Plaza Tampa FL 33602

Organizer

Tampa Museum of Art813-274-8130 120 W Gasparilla Plaza Tampa FL 33602

Event Details

Art Exhibition | 11/04/21 – 05/22/22
An Irresistible Urge to Create: | Florida Outsider Art from the Monroe Family Collection
Tampa

Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plaza Tampa FL 33602
813-274-8130

During the last several decades the work of the Outsider artists has come to the forefront of our thinking about the nature of art as their paintings and sculptures have made their way into fine art museums hanging alongside new and time-tested paintings and sculptures. To date collector Gary Monroe has acquired nearly a thousand pieces of Outsider art including works by Ruby Williams Eddy Mumma Frank Ritchie and Jesse Aaron. An Irresistible Urge to Create includes 86 works and features objects by several self-taught artists from Florida’s West Coast and Central region. A publication accompanies the exhibition with an essay by Gary Monroe a discussion by Boca Museum of Art Senior Curator Kathy Goncharov about the changing nomenclature of self-taught and folk artists and a specially commissioned poem by Campbell McGrath about artists’ urge to create.​

An Irresistible Urge to Create: Florida Outsider Art from the Monroe Family Collection is organized by the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

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