Sunday, January 31, 2016
Tampa Museum of Art
We were pleasantly surprised to discover that this art museum is along the river walk of Tampa. Unfortunately the day was cool and overcast with a threat of rain. I was so tempted to head out on the river walk, but decided that there were going to be better sunny days ahead when John and I could even possible bike the path along the bay.
Awilda and Irma were created in 2014. The large stainless steel mesh heads, according to the museums interpretive sign near the artwork, allow light and air to show the inside and outside of the heads. Viewers are then encouraged to consider inner and outer beauty.
As I have noted before, every small art museum we have toured always surprises us. Plensa's artwork in the museum, the largest to date, has displaced much of this museum's other exhibits. However, there are a couple displays of artwork in the lobby which we found interesting. We were drawn to the one below because it had moving parts.