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Tristan Eaton with his mural on the Bern’s Steak House wine warehouse wall facing Howard Avenue. SCOTT PURKS | Special to the Times

Art Planner: Homage to Warhol, Paint It Forward and Tour de Shine

Fifteen Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol Andy Warhol began his career using influences from pop culture and ended up being the influence on pop culture. A new exhibition at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota celebrates his far-reaching influence by featuring works and recordings by artists, writers an …


  1. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg to lose major impressionist works

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg will soon say goodbye to a cache of works by some of the most beloved artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    Monet’s Springtime in Giverney is one of the pieces leaving the Museum of Fine Arts. It was part of a long-term loan, but the owner’s estate plans to auction the paintings.
  2. Take the Cross-Bay Ferry for free to these events in Tampa and St. Petersburg on Sunday


    “Are you driving, or am I?"

    You know the refrain. You and your partner swap it every time you head out on the weekend, to dinner, to a concert, to a parade. Someone has to bear the brunt of the steering wheel work.

    But what if you didn't?

    The Cross-Bay Ferry in port on the Seddon Channel near the Tampa Convention Center. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  3. Review: Museum of Fine Arts takes to the highway with 'Open Road'

    Visual Arts

    The road trip: It's often the subject of a rueful and riotous experience, a maker of memories. It is a symbol of breaking free, finding the new and novel, searching for an adventure.

    Photos from Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, published in 1962, include Phillips 66, Flagstaff, Arizona, a gelatin silver print.
  4. Meet new Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg director Kristen A. Shepherd

    Visual Arts

    Kristen A. Shepherd believes the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is just great. But she believes even more that it can be greater.

    Ashley C. Burke, registrar at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, completes a condition report on a photo by Ed Ruscha as new museum executive director Kristen A. Shepherd, right, watches.
  5. Art Planner: Homage to Warhol, Paint It Forward and Tour de Shine

    Visual Arts

    Fifteen Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol

    Tristan Eaton with his mural on the Bern’s Steak House wine warehouse wall facing Howard Avenue.
  6. Exhibit of 'Star Wars' costumes and drawings coming to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    A glamorous component of that famous galaxy far, far away is landing in St. Petersburg.

    Queen Amidala, Throne Room Gown from 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.' Copyright 2015, Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
  7. Art Planner: Sunshine Glass Week in St. Pete, road trip photography at MFA

    Visual Arts



    It's no secret that St. Petersburg loves glass art and has a world-class collection of glass artists, galleries and studios to prove it. Now the glass community has pulled together to create the inaugural Sunshine Glass Week, which runs through Sunday. The event features ongoing …

     Ed Ruscha’s gelatin silver print, Phillips 66, Flagstaff, Arizona (1962), is part of the MFA’s “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip” exhibition, which runs through June 4.
  8. Review: 'Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy' at USF connects people with pigeons

    Visual Arts

    Visiting "Duke Riley: Flights of Fancy" is like discovering pieces of evidence from a crime scene. In this colorful exhibition at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, the crime is a gutsy smuggling operation over water and across borders. The perpetrators are shameless pigeons, those longtime …

    Duke Riley, “Roman Polanski,” detail from The Filmmakers, Pizzuti Collection, and “Pappillon,” detail from The Smugglers, collection of John Friedland, 2013.
  9. Art Planner: Sports photography at TMA and the World Peace Sand Mandala

    Visual Arts



    An art exhibition about sports might seem like an unusual connection, but this new show at the Tampa Museum of Art will surely make the concept click. Opening Saturday, Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present, is the most comprehensive survey of the art of sports …

    Five monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery place individual grains of sand through metal tools to create the World Peace Sand Mandala, which they will be creating at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg Jan. 31-Feb. 5.
  10. Public invited to watch monks create sand mandala at St. Petersburg gallery

    Visual Arts

    The hundreds of people who showed up to watch a Buddhist monk create a vividly detailed sand mandala last year in a local museum will get another chance to witness the ancient art form in practice. Eight Tibetan monks from a monastery in India will create an intricate mandala over six days at Florida CraftArt Galleries …

    Hundreds of people came to see a  Buddhist monk create a sand mandala in the conservatory of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg last January. Eight Tibetan monks from a monastery in India will be in St. Petersburg on Tuesday to create an intricate sand mandala.
[WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times (2016)]