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This photo is part of "The Open Road" at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Catch these three art exhibits before they close

  Don't miss: Soon-to-Close Exhibits Time moves so fast, and before you know it you've completely slept on some outstanding art shows. Here's my gentle reminder to visit three exhibits that will close soon. Alex Katz: Black and White at the Tampa Museum of Art closes Monday, which is Memorial Day; the museum will b …

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  1. Tampa Museum of Art exhibit proves love for animals is timeless

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    TAMPA

    An intimate, heartfelt show at the Tampa Museum of Art charmingly reveals — as if we didn't know it already — how little has changed among humans and their pets since ancient times.

    Camden Willeford and his fiancee, Leslie Moen, check out "The Classical World in Focus: Animals in Ancient Art" at the Tampa Museum of Art in downtown Tampa.
  2. Catch these three art exhibits before they close

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    Time moves so fast, and before you know it you've completely slept on some outstanding art shows. Here's my gentle reminder to visit three exhibits that will close soon.

    This photo is part of "The Open Road" at the Museum of Fine Arts.
  3. Art Planner: James Rosenquist in Memoriam, Last chance for Tour de Shine

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    Local legend: James Rosenquist in Memoriam

    Painter James Rosenquist in his Aripeka studio in 2008.
  4. Exhibit of Eduardo Chillida works is Dali Museum's first sculpture show

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    Memory, Mind, Matter: Eduardo Chillida

    Sculptor Eduardo Chillida was known for his large works of natural materials, such as steel and stone.
  5. The Morean Arts Center turns 100 years old in St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG

    People talk about the city, with its murals, museums and vibrant creators, as a burgeoning arts destination. But it has been that way longer than many probably realize.

    One hundred years, actually.

    A visitor browses in the gift shop at the Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Visible through the window, across Central Avenue, is the Morean Arts Center, which traces its roots in St. Petersburg back to 1917.
  6. Artists mourn as St. Petersburg's Art Supply Store prepares to shutter in June

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    Pat Jennings, whose art supplies business helped breathe life into the city's now iconic street murals, says he's closing shop for good after nearly 15 years in St. Petersburg.

    Pat Jennings stands behind the counter at the Art Supply Store in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
  7. Art Planner: Secret Walls, sale at Graphicstudio

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    Art Battles: Secret Walls

    Back in 2006 in London, artist Terry Guy founded Secret Walls, live art battles inspired by Marvel comics and graffiti. Now the event has spread throughout the world, including two previous ones in the bay area; a third happens this weekend at Tampa's Riverwalk. Two teams …

    Secret Walls art battle comes to Tampa’s Riverwalk May 6-7.
  8. Museum of Fine Arts adds three paintings to its permanent collection

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg is three works richer after Friday's Collectors Choice Gala, adding paintings by Marguerite Zorach, Edward Gay and Margarett W. Sargent.

    A member looks at the oil painting “Under the Birches”, 1872, by Edward Gay, during the Collectors Circle, “Collectors Choice XVI” event at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg on Friday. (LANCE ROTHSTEIN   |  Special to the Times)
  9. Art Planner: Contemporary fiber art showcase, Construct celebrates architectural art

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    NEW THREADS: CONTEMPORARY FIBER IN FLORIDA

    Assent by Laine Nixon is part of the “Construct” exhibition at Gallery AIA, opening on April 28,2017.
  10. Art Planner: Three artists to see as Mainsail Art Festival returns to Vinoy Park

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    While art festivals have begun to regularly sprout up in St. Petersburg, none can boast the longevity of Mainsail. The show Saturday and Sunday at Vinoy Park (701 Bay Shore Drive NE ) will mark the juried festival's 42nd year showcasing the cream of the crop of local and national artists working in fine …

    Lilian Delgado’s oil paintings will be on display at the Mainsail Art Festival on April 22-23, 2017.