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, $10 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.

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.

Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Talk with Hope Ginsburg
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).
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.
WOMAN-MADE Printmaking Festival
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

WOMAN-MADE Printmaking Festival

Fine Arts Building and LRMA Galleries

FREE with Admission


This celebratory event recognizes the power of the female voice in art, enriches the exhibitions Louisa Chase: What Lies Beneath and Woman-Made: From the Collection, as well as honors Women’s History Month (March), International Women’s Day (March 8th), and the centennial of the 19th Ammendment Ratification giving women the right to vote.


Noted Tampa Bay female printmakers from the artist group 24 Hands, including Marjorie Greene Graff, Barbara Hubbard, and LRMA’s own Curator, Christine Renc-Carter, will demonstrate print processes, give talks about printmaking, and lead hands-on art activities throughout the event.


At 1:00pm, keynote speaker Andrew J. Saluti will present insights about Louisa Chase and her emergence and career as a printmaker. Saluti, an assistant professor in the School of Design at Syracuse University, is working on a Louisa Chase catalogue raisonne. Chase graduated from Syracuse with a BFA in 1973. Saluti also organized the recent retrospective exhibition of paintings and prints, Louisa Chase: Below the Surface.


Docent tours of the exhibition and light refreshments will be included.

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