St. Pete’s Art Museum Exhibits
Offer Much for Art Lovers To Enjoy
St. Pete’s famed Art Museums are offering a variety of exciting exhibits this summer. You’ll discover a wide variety of content on display, solidifying St. Petersburg’s claim as the center of art in the state of Florida. Most will continue for extended periods of time to give art lovers ample opportunity to view them.
“Storytellers” at the Chihuly Collection, a narrative driven glass exhibition, is on display at the Chihuly Collection through October 31. While you are there you may also view The Chihuly Collection, a comprehensive exhibition of studio glass art created by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. See them at the Morean Arts Center at 720 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.
The Dali Museum will present “Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain” through November 25. To create this special exhibition, The Dali invited Clyde Butcher, the renowned nature photographer often called “Florida’s Ansel Adams,” to explore and visually document Salvador Dali’s homeland. “Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain” provides a technically brilliant, epically scaled view of Dali’s beloved environs, to creates a euphoric experience of immersion. The Dali is located at 1 Dali Blvd. in St. Pete.
The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art is currently showing a special exhibition featuring premier wildlife art from artists around the world. Organized in collaboration with The Society of Animal Artists, “Art and the Animal” features over 100 paintings and sculptures, with select art available for purchase. This exhibition will continue through October 23. The James Museum is located at 150 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg.
The new Imagine Museum, with exciting displays of contemporary studio glass work will be showing an exhibit entitled, “Unseen Worlds” through January 13, 2019. It offers an opportunity to experience the magical beauty of glass artist Paul Stankard’s botanical glass worlds. The museum is located at 1901 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg’s Central Arts District.
The Museum of Fine Arts will continue its “This Is Not a Selfie” exhibit through November 25. In the current “Age of the Selfie,” this exhibition offers a compelling look at the primacy and variety of expressions within self-portraiture through the eyes of an artist. ”This Is Not a Selfie” provides an opportunity to view the remarkably innovative and diverse methods photographers use, offering new meanings into our own understanding of the self.
Not usually thought of as an art museum, The Florida Holocaust Museum will explore a unique aspect of the art of music in its “Rock and Roll Exhibition” through February 10, 2019. Explore the extraordinary life of renowned music promoter Bill Graham (1931 – 1991) who helped launch and promote the careers of countless rock and roll artists. The Museum is located at 55 5th St. South in St. Pete.
By Dale Chihuly
Float Boat, 2010
3 x 4½ x 12’
Chihuly Collection presented by Morean Arts Center
St. Petersburg, FL
Photo by Terry Rishe