Swept Away & ORIGINS: A Docent Tour at Sarasota Museum of Art

Last Sunday I finally got the chance to venture to SMOA to experience two very fleeting exhibits, through an even smaller window of opportunity: a docent led tour of Lisa Hoke’s  “Swept Away”, and ‘ORIGINS’, a collaboration between Sweet Sparkman Architects and the Ringling College of Art & Design. Since I arrived early I decided to wander through Patrick…

A Brief History of Vandalizing Art [slide show]

This Sunday the work of Ai Wei Wei became the latest high-profile work of art to gain inclusion to a list most artists would rather avoid.  Miami artist Maximo Caminero intentionally smashed one of Ai Wei Wei’s Colored Vases being exhibited at the Perez Art Museum Miami.  The destroyed vase had an estimated value of $1 million.…

[Support Our Sponsors!] The IceHouse on 10th: Reimagining Georgia O’Keeffe & Alfred Stieglitz

The IceHouse will be presenting an exhibition — consisting of artworks created by artists from all over the world — that highlights and re-imagines the work and lives of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, including their 30 year relationship. There will be an Opening Night Gala this evening, Friday, February 7th from 6 to 9 p.m. —…

Four Art Books: Tampa Connections

We love art books, but we love them even more if they are written by/feature fellow Tampanians. Following Tampa Museum of Art’s big opening of Graphicstudio’s Uncommon Practice at USF exhibition (a show that was directly inspired by Tampa curator Jade Dellinger’s book about USF’s Graphicstudio), we decided that it would be interesting and inspiring…

ART AT BAY…the Magazine.

For about the past three months we here at ART AT BAY, joined by new contributors, have been working hard on a new project.  This January ART AT BAY the blog will be joined by ART AT BAY magazine – a print quarterly. The magazine is really a natural progression of our original mission: we…