Dec
6
Fri
Focus Friday! @ Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

12:00 p.m.
Made in Florida Gallery at LRMA
Included with admission

Artwork: Syd Solomon, Greentide, 1973, oil on paper

Docent Presenter: Lyn Tebrugge & Nancy Hensel

For this enriching program, LRMA’s knowledgeable docents research a new or seldom-seen artwork from the museum’s permanent collection and then present their findings to the public on first Fridays from February through May and September through November. Each piece remains on view until the next is unveiled.

This program is supported in loving memory of Dr. Marcia Makris.

Dec
18
Wed
Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner!
Dec 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner! 

3:30 p.m.
Challenge of Modern Art Gallery
Included with admission
 (free for children)

Great for ages 4-8, this program features books about art, read by Marisa Steuer, Head of Youth Services at Palm Harbor Library. LRMA’s Education Department, leads a related art activity.

Jan
24
Fri
Member and Patron Preview: Louisa Chase: What Lies Beneath
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Member and Patron Preview

Louisa Chase: What Lies Beneath

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Challenge of Modern Art Gallery
FREE for members and patrons, $15 for guests

Join us for the opening of LRMA’s newest exhibition Louisa Chase: What Lies Beneath, a beautiful retrospective of the brilliant contemporary artist.

Jan
26
Sun
Gallery Talk – Louisa Chase: What Lies Beneath
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gallery Talk

Louisa Chase: What Lies Beneath

LRMA Galleries

FREE with admission

 

LRMA Curator Christine Renc-Carter will introduce visitors to the museum’s special exhibition. This in-depth gallery talk will illuminate the life and career of one of the most powerful female voices in contemporary art. Renc-Carter will share anecdotes from Chase’s colleagues as well as from her own personal pilgrimage to New York and Baltimore to research the artist. Museum benefactor, Jim Sweeny, an avid art collector and lender of works in the exhibition, will join Renc-Carter and speak about his passion for collecting contemporary fine art prints and the art of self-taught artists. Light refreshments to follow.

Jan
27
Mon
ABC – Art, Books, and Community Reading Club
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

ABC – Art, Books and Community Reading Club

Love art? Love reading? Then ABC Reading Club is for you!

Join Palm Harbor Library Director Gene Coppola as he leads this bi-monthly art-centered discussion program held at LRMA. You are welcome to bring a lunch and be a part of a lively discussion on art and the book of the month.

January’s book selection is Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman.

(ABC Reading Club is included with admission.)

Jan
29
Wed
Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner! @ Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Jan 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

3:30 p.m.
Challenge of Modern Art Gallery
Included with admission
 (free for children)

January’s Theme: Growing and Building

Great for ages 4-8, this program features books about art, read by Marisa Steuer, Head of Youth Services at Palm Harbor Library. LRMA’s Education Department leads a related art activity.

Books:

Iggy Peck Architect

First Shapes in Buildings

Apples and Robins

 

Feb
7
Fri
Focus Friday!
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Focus Friday!

12:00 p.m.
Made in Florida Gallery at LRMA
Included with admission

Artwork: Mary Proctor, Amazing Grace, 2008, mixed media

Docent Presenter: Barbara Schnipper

For this enriching program, LRMA’s knowledgeable docents research a new or seldom-seen artwork from the museum’s permanent collection and then present their findings to the public on first Fridays from February through May and September through November. Each piece remains on view until the next is unveiled.

This month, in recognition of African-American History Month, LRMA Docent Barbara Schnipper will present on the incredible mixed-media artwork of self-taught artist Mary Proctor.

This program is supported in loving memory of Dr. Marcia Makris.

Feb
8
Sat
Serendipitous Saturday – Open Studio
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serendipitous Saturday – Open Studio

Fine Arts Studios and Museum

$15: Adults

$13: Seniors

$5: Members, Children, Students, and Active-Duty Military

All prices include Museum Admission

 

Beginners and experienced artists alike are invited to participate in this casual “open studio” art program led by LRMA’s Education Assistant, Jade Belanger. Explore the museum’s exhibition Elemental: Fine Crafts from the Collection and then create a hands-on artwork based on one of the Earth’s elements such as clay. Participants should register at the Visitor Services Desk, or online before Thursday, February 1st, 2020.

Feb
23
Sun
Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg
FREE with Admission
This presentation, organized by the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (USF CAM) in association with their exhibition Sponge Exchange (January 13 – March 7), showcases artist and educator Hope Ginsburg and her focus on the sponge culture of Tarpon Springs, also known as “The Sponge Capital of the World.” Ginsburg’s work explores the local sponge industry, raises understanding about the health of marine life and its ties to the environment and the economy, and serves as a catalyst for future solutions. The presentation will be followed by Land Dive Team: Tarpon Springs, a related public performance event at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks at 6pm.
Presented in partnership with the University of South Florida’s Contemporary Art Museum (USF CAM).
 
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SPONGE EXCHANGE // JANUARY 17 – MARCH 7 // USFCAM
Sponge Exchange expands artist Hope Ginsburg’s work with ecology and knowledge transfer in two new collaboratively-produced video and sculpture installations. Historic sponge diving and contemporary coral restoration inspire these explorations of climate crisis impact on coastal ecosystems. This exhibition is curated by Sarah Howard, and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum. Sponge Exchange is supported by a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
 
Hope Ginsburg, Matt Flowers, Joshua Quarles, Video still from Swirling, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
Feb
26
Wed
Leap Into Art at Leepa-Rattner!
Feb 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner! 

3:30 p.m.
Challenge of Modern Art Gallery
Included with admission
 (free for children)

Great for ages 4-8, this program features books about art, read by Marisa Steuer, Head of Youth Services at Palm Harbor Library. Jade Belanger, LRMA’s Education Assistant, leads a related art activity. February’s theme is Art Makes Me Feel… and the books are The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock, My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, and My Heart is Like A Zoo by Michael Hall.

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