An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection

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A travelling exhibition of painting and sculpture from 45 self-taught artists from the collection of South Florida–based photographer Gary Monroe. Monroe collected these surprising, gripping, and fantastical works by self-taught artist s to spur discussions on redefining whoʼs work is or is not inc luded in Art History. The exhibition includes a new publication with introduction by Munroe and two essays by Senior Curator Kathy Goncharov and Tampa Museum of Art Curator Joanna Robotham, and a specially-commissioned poem by Campbell McGrath about artists' urge to create.

Image credit: Jack “Mr. B” Beverland, Untitled, n.d., paints on board. Courtesy of the Monroe Family Collection


  • Friday, June 10, 2022 | 10:30 AM - Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 04:30 PM