Time for Change

Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection 

at Tampa Museum of Art, Now – August 27, 2023

Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection looks at how artists explore conflicts and contradictions of contemporary society, as well as analyze historical events and reframes them within the present. An interest in the marginalized, the marginal and the margins (of society, of history) unites the works in the exhibition. Time for Change was first presented as the inaugural exhibition in December 2019 at El Espacio 23, a contemporary art space founded by collector and philanthropist Jorge M. Pérez. Featuring artists from across the globe, the exhibition highlights art—from painting and sculpture to video and works on paper—that address unrest through allegory, metaphor or veiled allusion.​ 

Where Ideas Come From: Dalí’s Drawings

At the Dali Museum, Now – August 27, 2023

This exhibition showcases around 100 rarely seen works on paper from The Dalí Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning Dalí’s entire creative life from 1916 to 1974, it provides insight into his artistic process across different media such as pencil, pen, charcoal, watercolor, and gouache. The exhibition includes two new surrealist acquisitions by The Dalí Museum: a ballet-related portrait of King Ludwig for Bacchanale and the frontispiece The Disappearing Face. Additionally, many recently conserved works are on display for the first time in over three decades due to their delicate nature.

The works are organized chronologically into four periods: Early Period, Surrealism, Nuclear Mysticism, Classicism and Religion, and Late Period. Each section features thematic groupings showcasing studies for major oil paintings, portraits, experimental drawing techniques, and commercial projects, including film.

Lasting Impressions

Now – August 13, 2023 at Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg

Lasting Impressions showcases 60 exquisite Japanese prints from the Read-Simms Collection at the Gibbes Museum of Art. These prints, widely celebrated since Japan’s reopening in the 1850s, mesmerized Western audiences with their vibrant colors, unconventional perspectives, and bold compositions. The exhibition features renowned artists like Suzuki Harunobu, Tōshūsai Sharaku, Utagawa Hiroshige, and Katsushika Hokusai, offering a glimpse into the precision and artistry of print production. Visitors can explore a diverse range of subjects, gaining insight into the nuanced culture of the Edo period through the genius of individual artists.