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Contemporaries Field Trip: Aripeka Home and Studio of Leslie Neumann

Please join us for a day trip to Aripeka, where we will visit the beautiful waterfront home studio of painter Leslie Neumann, whose works are influenced by the surrounding landscape. Food and beverages will be served; carpooling is suggested! The drive is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. The address...

Sonic Libations Fundraiser @ Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe

Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe 2927 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, FL

This event is at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg Join us for a unique fundraising event featuring noted St. Petersburg composer and performer Elizabeth A. Baker and two members of the Orlando-based Alterity Chamber Orchestra, co-founder and oboist Beatriz Ramirez-Belt, and guitarist and artistic advisor Christopher Belt....

A Special Tour of “Magnetic Fields” Exhibition w/ Co-Curator

In this engaging conversation, curator Melissa Messina will offer an overview of the MFA’s current Magnetic Fields exhibition, a groundbreaking intergenerational traveling exhibition that highlights abstraction by 21 African-American women artists. She will describe the impetus and importance of the exhibition, provide insight into the curatorial process, and give biographical...

The Contemporaries Field Trip: Tampa Museum – Vapor and Vibration

120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL

Members of The Contemporaries are invited to a private tour of the exhibition Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto at the Tampa Museum of Art with Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Joanna Robotham. This exhibition places in dialogue, for the first time, the...

The Contemporaries Field Trip: The Lovelady Collection

Private Home (address emailed to registrants)

Please note: the date for this field trip has changed to Saturday, October, 6th.   We are thrilled to visit the home of collectors Jeff Lovelady of Grayspeed Cycles and Jennifer Petrini Lovelady, director of community and cultural affairs at Great Bay Distributors. At Great Bay, Lovelady spearheaded the effort...

Contemporary Collecting Panel Discussion

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The Contemporaries encourages collecting contemporary art, and supporting the artists within our communities and beyond. This is well evidenced by the personal collections of our committee members. Please join us for a panel discussion with the art collectors that make up The Contemporaries committee, and learn about what drives their...

The Contemporaries Field Trip: Craig Kaths at Tempus Projects

Offsite

The Contemporaries are hosting a private preview of New York-based artist Craig Kath's solo exhibition Like a Bucket of Herbs Before a Pressing at Tempus Projects, a leading artist-run, non-profit gallery space in Tampa. Kaths will explain his approach to his printmaking and sculptural practices, which explore the structures and...

The Contemporaries Field Trip: Haitian Art

Offsite

Join us for our first field trip of the year! Please note: The date has changed to January 26th We are thrilled to visit the home of collector's Ann and Ed Gessen, who moved to St. Pete in 2016 from California. Their extensive collection includes over 400 works of art,...

SOLD OUT! The Contemporaries Field Trip: Corporate Collections

Offsite

The Museum of Fine Arts has several affiliated support groups that bring together like-minded art lovers, and support the Museum in acquisition and education about different types of art.  The MFA's support group The Contemporaries will be taking a special tour of the incredible art collections of two major Tampa law...

The Contemporaries Field Trip: Home of Mark Anderson and Keith Bucklew

Downtown St. Pete

The Contemporaries was formed by the Museum of Fine Arts to build engagement among contemporary art enthusiasts with our diverse programming. The educational meets the social at The Contemporaries' events, which include visits to artists' studios and collectors' homes; trips to contemporary institutions; and fundraising events. The Contemporaries are thrilled...

The Contemporaries Field Trip: Neiman Marcus Art Collection

Offsite: Neiman Marcus Tampa

  The Contemporaries will be having a private tour of the corporate collection of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus at Tampa's International Plaza. Curator of Contemporary Art, Katherine Pill and Kurt Piazza, President of the Contemporaries Committee, will provide a guided walk through of this diverse collection featuring both local and...

SOLD OUT! The Contemporaries Field Trip: Pretty Vacant – The Art and History of Vintage Motels

MIZE Gallery 689 Dr MLK Jr St N, St Petersburg, FL

The educational meets the social at The Contemporaries’ events. This lively group of contemporary art enthusiasts enjoys studio visits, curator-led museum tours, lectures, and other activities designed to highlight contemporary art and artists. The Contemporaries are excited to kick off a new season of programming with a very special private...

Deck the Great Hall After-Party

Offsite: Private Home Downtown St Pete

Following the Museum's second annual Deck the Great Hall event, The Contemporaries invite you to join featured artist Brookhart Jonquil at the new downtown St. Pete home of Stanton Storer, dedicated supporter of contemporary art in the Tampa Bay area through his Embrace the Arts Foundation. An exhibition devoted to...