Through Sept 24, Oct 1 and Oct 15 @ TMA, MFA, Ringling museums respectively.... see below for details, images and encouragement!

                             Through Sept 24, Oct 1 and Oct 15 @ TMA, MFA, Ringling museums respectively.... see below for details, images and encouragement!

What a Summer Blockbuster! An all-encompassing, thought-provoking, challenging, moving, controversial, elegant, delightfully humorous, THREE-MUSEUM exhibit, concurrently showing in St. Pete, Sarasota and Tampa museums. Not only is Skyway a contemporary collaboration between museums across counties, but a true recognition and celebration of prolific artists and talented curators in our region of Florida. Each museum is offering a variety of Skyway-related programming throughout the summer - highlights and links below. [ WARNING: bridges must be crossed to see complete exhibit ]

Neil Bender, view of his installation wall, currently showing at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, as part of the Skyway exhibit.

New Models: Exploring the Collaboration Between Business and the Arts | Presented by Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP | Panelists included SLK partner Erin Aebel; Art Consultant Katherine Gibson; MFA Curator Katherine Pill; Skyway Artist Rebecca Sexton Larson; Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts Executive Director Susana Weymouth | occurred July 19 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

selected Skyway related events (see Museum links below; some require tickets or Rsvp)

Jul 13    |  Ringling  |  5:30 - 7:30 Artist and Curator Talks

Jul 20    |  TMA  |  12:30 - 1:30  |  30 on Thursday |  Skyway Artist Bruce Marsh 

Jul 20    |  MFA  |  6:30 - 7:30  |  Panel Discussion with Skyway Artists 

Aug 1    |  TMA  |  6:30  |  Reception  |  7pm Lecture  |  Discussions w/Skyway curators & artists 

Aug 15  |  Ringling  |  10:30 am  |  Skyway artists and curators discuss "bridging the gap"

Aug 17  |  TMA  |  12:30 - 1:30  |  30 on Thursday |  Skyway Artist Rebecca Sexton Larson

Aug 25  |  TMA  |  6:30  |  Fourth Friday  |  Curator Joanna Robotham & Skyway Artist Ya Levy La’ford

Sept 21  |  MFA*  |  6:30 - 7:30  |  Soundstitching Live! with Skyway artist Cassia Kite  |

Sept 25  |  MFA*  |  6:00 - 8:00  |  The Contemporaries event  |  After hours tour of Skyway tickets

Links to Additional information on Skyway programming

Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa | | thru Sept 24

*Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg | | thru Oct 1 

The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota | | thru Oct 15

WMNF Art in your Ear | Host JoEllen Schilke talks with Skyway Curators | AiYE page includes links for each of the 57 Skyway artists thanks to JoEllen |  

Jason Hackenwerth installation, Tampa Museum of Art

Can't give it ALL away.... you have to cross some bridges to visit each Skyway exhibition. If you are a member of one of the three museums, I understand reciprocity is recognized, so you shouldn't incur additional entrance fees. If you are not already a member of the MFA, TMA or Ringling, what better reason to join - a memorable trifecta!