Petticoat Painters – Sarasota Arts

Reception: Thursday, November 9, 2017
November 1 – December 17, 2017
Center for Arts and Humanity

A group exhibit featuring one of the oldest continuously showing group of professional women painters in the USA. A variety of techniques, styles and subject will add to the interest and charm of the exhibit.

Petticoat Painters
Petticoat Painters at Arts Alliance Sarasota

The Petticoat Painters is one of the oldest continuously exhibiting women’s art groups in the U.S. This group was formed in 1953 to showcase the talents of female artists at a time when women had difficulty in finding venues to show their work.

Learn more about the Petticoat Painters on their website.

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
Center for Arts and Humanity
Downstairs Conference Rooms
1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Connoisseurship Series: Restoring a Masterpiece, Greg Hall & Robert Essner

Join architect Greg Hall and Umbrella House owner Robert Essner as they lead us through the intricate process of restoring this Modern masterpiece.

Thursday 30 November 5:30pm
The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail
$10 admission; Free for Museum donors and Ringling College students, faculty & staff
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The Umbrella House
The Umbrella House
The Umbrella House is an icon of residential architecture designed by Paul Rudolph. Built as a “spec” house in 1953, it is representative of southwest Florida’s post-World War II design movement, colloquially known as the Sarasota School of Architecture. Named for its distinctive parasol louvered shading structure, the design is indicative of the innovative passive energy systems employed by architects in the days before central cooling became standard. The structure had been compromised during a hurricane, and needed to be brought to current code, ensuring a myriad of challenging conservation, restoration and connoisseurship decisions that appropriately balance design intent, budgetary realities and safety issues. Hall and Essner will share their creative process with us, through this intimate, behind-the-scenes examination of “Restoring a Masterpiece.”

The Sarasota Museum of Art

The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail

Desireé Moore @ Tempus Projects

Cunsthaus is proud to present Bare Your Teeth, a site-specific installation by multidisciplinary artist Desireé

November 18, 2017 – January 5, 2018
Tempus Projects / Cunsthaus, Tampa

Working primarily in film and video, Moore (b. 1986, Indianapolis; lives in St. Petersburg, FL) explores the social complexities of gender, and specifically the cultural norms assigned to women and girls. She states, “Bare Your Teeth isolates moments of gesture to consider the feminine experience within culturally accepted sexism and harassment. In some ways, these tactics have been perpetuated into normalcy, a convenient disguise protected by civility. Benevolence is not a shield, and ignorance is not acceptable.” These issues are timely, as women continue to step forward publicly with stories of sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood and the art world. The harassment is not new, but the widespread public acknowledgment of it is.


Renowned author Margaret Atwood has stated,

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”

Through video and sculpture, Bare Your Teeth examines the power dynamics at work in women’s laughter and smiles, and the ways that the smallest gestures by a woman become sexualized.

Moore earnerd her MFA in 2013 from the University of South Florida and her BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. Her video projects have been screened in group exhibitions across the country, including the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota as part of the three-venue Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration. Moore is the recipient of a 2017 Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grant.

About Cunsthaus:
Cunsthaus was established in the spring of 2016 by fourteen women in the Tampa Bay Area with practices in education, visual art, music, curation, and writing. Sited next to artist-run gallery space Tempus Projects, established in 2009, Cunsthaus is further developing the Seminole Heights neighborhood as an arts destination. Offering unique exhibitions and events spanning a range of media and a varied survey of artists, Cunsthaus’ primary mission is to create a space for artistic expression, dialogue and reflection contributing to the arts community within the local neighborhood of Seminole Heights and the Tampa Bay region.

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Tempus Projects / Cunsthaus
4634 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

School of Thought – Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power

Talk and book signing with author Susan E. Cahan
Tuesday 14 November 5:30pm
The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail
$10 admission; Free for Museum donors and Ringling College students, faculty & staff
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Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power
Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power
In her book Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power, Susan E. Cahan investigates the strategies African American artists and museum professionals employed as they wrangled over access to and direction of New York City’s elite museums. Drawing on numerous interviews with artists and analyses of internal museum documents, Cahan gives a detailed and at times surprising picture of the institutional and social forces that both drove and inhibited racial justice in New York’s museums.

Susan E. Cahan is a scholar and curator who specializes in contemporary art and the history of museums. She has held positions at the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, was Senior Curator for the contemporary art collection of Eileen and Peter Norton and Arts Program Director for the Norton Family Foundation. Currently the Dean of the Tyler School of Art, she has held positions at Yale University, Bard College, The University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

The Sarasota Museum of Art

The Works, 891 South Tamiami Trail


November 13 – December 9, 2017
USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

Renowned Pop artist James Rosenquist, who passed away earlier this year, lived and worked in the Tampa Bay area for more than four decades. Throughout his life Rosenquist maintained a very active and generous profile within the creative community of Florida’s west coast. From November 13th through December 9th, 2017, the USF Contemporary Art Museum will celebrate this creative and collaborative legacy with the exhibition James Rosenquist: Tampa. Drawn primarily from the collection at USF, the exhibition will feature editions of Rosenquist prints produced at the world-renowned print atelier Graphicstudio. Additionally, visitors to the museum will have access to privately held paintings, drawings and support materials along with prints produced at three Tampa Bay area ateliers: Flatstone Press, Pryamid Arts Limited and Topez Editions. Organized by USFCAM.

James Rosenquist
James Rosenquist -Tampa New York 1188, CAM USF Tampa


Thursday, November 16
6–8pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Free tour of the exhibition James Rosenquist: Tampa.

Thursday, November 30
6–8pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
Behind the scenes Museum at Work event to learn about the various printmaking methods in the exhibition James Rosenquist: Tampa, watch a printmaking demonstration, and accept the prints challenge!

Saturday, December 2
3pm, USF Theatre II
A Memorial event celebrating the life and work of artist James Rosenquist.
The memorial is free of charge but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To reserve your seat, please go to or call (813) 974-4164.

Saturday, December 2
4pm, USF Contemporary Art Museum
A reception following the James Rosenquist memorial event.

USF Contemporary Art Museum
(813) 974-4133

Mon. to Fri. 10am–5pm
Thurs. 10am–8pm
Sat. 1–4pm

3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620