Situated on the waterfront, and adjacent to the always popular Curtis Hixon Park, the Tampa Museum of Art (TMoA) stands as an eclectic bastion of creativity. Its exhibits pay homage to the city of Tampa, regard the photographers, painters and sculptors who helped shape the art world, and showcase the best local talent in Tampa Bay.
Silent Disco planned for the lobby
Beyond just a rotating list of galleries, the Tampa Museum of Art makes expert use of its space to engage the community. On August 17, TMoA hosts a silent disco. Dancers wear wireless headphones that pick up the music instead of a speaker system.
Attendees can choose from three different DJ stations at the event. Silent Disco is a fundraising event to support educational visits to the museum for students grades K-12. The event takes place in the main lobby of the museum, which offers premier views of the Hillsborough River and the iconic University of Tampa minarets.
Tickets are $35 in advance, and $40 at the door.
Queen of NYC nightlife headed to Tampa
Susanne Bartsch, the queen of New York City night life will grace the halls of the Tampa Museum of Art for their CITY event. Bartsch has been a pioneer in the fashion, art and underground club scene in NYC since the 1980s. In that time, she’s served as inspiration for groundbreaking artists such as John Galliano, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.
A Kickstarter funded documentary about her life will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
an investigation, the filmmakers say, into her eccentric life, her inclusive ethos, and the constellation of people she’s inspired.
Designer looks in the gallery
Leading up to the September 9 event, the TMoA will host an exhibition of 35 designer looks from the Fashion Institute of Technology’s retrospective and Bartsch’s own collection. General admission tickets are $125, VIP tickets are $250.
CITY will be a “fashion event” in performance art style, a departure from a typical runway show, with Susanne Bartsch at the epicenter. Interactive vignettes – each created and styled by a different designer – will feature new looks inspired by Bartsch’s eccentric, avant-garde style and her impact on club kid culture, past and present.