Dominique Labauvie: Four Sculptures for a Garden
December 8, 2013 – April 20, 2014 • Terrace and Lobby Galleries
Dominique Labauvie is a French-born, internationally known sculptor who currently lives in Tampa with his wife, Erika Greenberg Schneider, who owns and operates Bleu Acier, Inc., a print atelier. Labauvie works primarily in forged steel and creates large-scale sculptures, many of which are public art pieces located in Paris, Dijon, Draveil, Levry-Gargan, France, as well as at Vandenberg Airport in Tampa. This exhibition will include four sculptures dated from 1991 to 2013, plus a series of photogravure/woodcut prints
Clyde Butcher: Preserving Eden
December 8, 2013 – February 16, 2014 • North and South Galleries
Clyde Butcher (American, b. 1943) is perhaps the most highly regarded photographer in the United States. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns refers to him as “a national treasure.” A Florida resident, Butcher is best known for his large-format, black and white landscapes of Florida’s wilderness areas. This exhibition of 40 photographs and contextual panels demonstrates Butcher’s commitment to save these fragile environments through awareness.
Tomás Marais: Artist in Exile
September 29 – November 24, 2013 • North and South Galleries
Tomás Marais (1931-2004) was a Cuban-born artist who trained at the San Alejandro Academy in Havana. He immigrated to Paris, France in the mid-1960s and exhibited with the second generation of the surrealists before moving to the Tampa Bay area in the 1980s. Marais worked in a variety of media and this retrospective exhibition, organized by Ken Rollins, former director of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, will include examples of printmaking, drawing, painting and collage.
Lin Carte: A Tribute
July 21 – September 15, 2013 • North Gallery
Lin Carte-Anderson (American, 1947-2012) was a well-known, licensed art therapist in the Tampa Bay area. She worked with at-risk children at the Tampa Museum of Art, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art and other venues in the area. As an artist, Lin was a long-time member of PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists) and best known for her Serene Women series of prints created in her own Atelier Intaglio workshop. This exhibition is a tribute to her legacy.
Metropolis of Kotopoulis
July 21 – September 15, 2013 • South and Lobby Galleries
Dino Kotopoulis (American, b.1932) is affectionately known as an “artist-in-residence” at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art. His large-scale whimsical Artist Cat sculptures have been shown in the Challenge of Modern Art gallery and his Flat and Happy series of small metal ornaments and decorations have been a staple in Isabelle’s Museum Store for years. To honor his involvement, the Museum presents a retrospective of his two and three-dimensional creations made after moving to the Tampa Bay area in the 1980s.
Françoise Gilot: A Print Retrospective from the Patrick and Jackie Terrail Collection
May 5 – July 7, 2013 • North and South Galleries
Françoise Gilot (French, b. 1921) at age 92 has had a fascinating life. Mistress of Pablo Picasso from 1943 to 1953, she had two children, Claude and Paloma, with the artist. She later was married to artist Luc Simon in 1962 and to Dr. Jonas Salk until his death in 1995. An artist in her own right, Gilot has had a long and distinguished career as a painter and printmaker, forging new ground for female artists. This national traveling exhibition presents 47 of Gilot’s prints from the Terrail Collection.
Picasso In Print: From the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art and Lothar and Mildred Uhl Collections
May 5 – July 7, 2013 • Lobby Gallery
To provide a context for the Gilot exhibition, this small exhibition of prints, posters and printed material reflects the period of Pablo Picasso’s life from the mid-1930s to the 1950s . The works are drawn from the holdings of the museum and Lothar & Mildred Uhl Collections.
Tableaux, Metaphors and Passages: Environments by Maria Albornoz, Jack King and Randall Smith
February 24 – April 21, 2013 • North and South Galleries
This exhibition brings together three contemporary artists whose statements create personal environments. Each has a highly individualistic style. The artists include: Tampa ceramist and installation artist, Maria Albornoz; University of Tampa art professor and sculptor, Jack King; and, Winter Park photographer, Randall Smith.
38TH Annual International Miniature Art Society of Florida Exhibition
January 20 – February 10, 2013 • North and South Galleries
The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is pleased to host the 38th annual exhibition of the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF) with over 800 entries. Also on view are the MASF Permanent Collection and the Miniature Artists of America (MAA) traveling exhibition.