Sculpting LOVE: Robert Indiana’s work on display at Tampa Museum of Art


Robert Indiana was the definition of an American artist. The contemplative sculptor/painter’s work spans 5-decades in which he investigated the American dream, nature, power and, above all else, love.

The contemporary art giant’s work is now on display at the Tampa Museum of Art as part of their LOVE series. His sculptures and paintings will be on display at the museum through March 17, 2019.

LOVE is in the air at Tampa Museum of Art

His work nicely complements Kusama’s transfixing Season of Love installation, which is as much a poem as it is a work of art.

“The exhibition will also introduce visitors to the range of words, numbers, and symbols that populate his highly personal artworks,” said Seth Pevnick, Chief Curator of the exhibit. “We are most grateful for the Vinik Family Foundation’s generosity that allows us to share this remarkable sculpture retrospective with the Tampa Museum of Art and the Tampa Bay region.”

The artist’s work frequently took on autobiographical motifs. the exhibition showcases a selection of Indiana’s lesser-known late works like the Vinalhaven Woods, bronze editions of sculptures from different eras in his career, and the never-before shown marble LOVEs.

Honors Indiana’s contributions to the contemporary art world

These groundbreaking works are a testament to his contributions to the public imagination. Get lost in this flush sculpture garden at one of the cultural bastions of the Tampa Bay region.

Have you experienced Seasons of Love yet? Let us know in the comments!

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