Galleries & Museums: July 18-24

July 18, 2013 

ART GALLERIES & Museums: Great spots to see local art and take in some history

Editor's note: Exhibit listings are published on a rotating basis as space allows.

MANATEE

Agnus Dei Gallery: 1219 11th Ave. W., Bradenton

The work of Barbara Page, assemblage artist, is currently featured. Venerated Scrolls is the descriptive title of these Hebrew, Koine Greek, Christian and English scrolls assemblages based upon Scripture texts and antique Bibles. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, during art walks and by appointment. Information: 941-254-4726.

Anna Maria Island Historical Complex: 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria

The Anna Maria Historical Museum, built in 1920 as an icehouse, features displays of life on a barrier island from 1890 to 1950. Visit the famous old island jail, "no doors, no windows, no roof, no bars" and tour Belle Haven Cottage, a beautifully restored 1920 cracker house filled with period antiques and furnishings. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 941-778-0492 or www.amihs.org.

A Room with a Hue: 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Island

Studio and shop owner AnnMarie Nicholas exhibits her art in the form of hand-painted vintage windows, hand-painted furniture, murals, faux finishes, original art, coastal furniture, funky beach signs, gifts and accessories. Custom painting and color consultation available. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Information: 941-778-1222.

ArtCenter Manatee: 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton

"The Sunrise Cube," 1 p.m. July 27, featuring light sculpture and performance. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Information: 941-746-2862 or www.artcentermanatee.org.

Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island: 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach

July window art theme "Flowers Galore." The Guild's art classes and workshops are offered November-April at CrossPointe Fellowship Church in Anna Maria. Call for a full schedule. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Information: 941-778-6694.

Arts Council of Manatee County Gallery (Manatee County Cultural Alliance): 926 12th St. W., Bradenton

Gift Gallery features affordable art by local artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-746-2223.

Baobab Tree Gallery: 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton

"Wired Women and Friends," featuring sculptural work by Bradenton artist Diane Sykes on display through summer. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and by appointment. Information: 941-447-3795.

Bits & Pieces: 1303 13th Ave W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Discover this unusual gift shop with handmade quilts, original art and almost-antiques. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, during art walks and by appointment. Information: 941-744-2487 or 941-932-5869.

Clay in the Garden Studio: 1011 12th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Original whimsical sculptures created by Jo-Ellen Gorris overflow from the studio into the garden and provide a habitat for the village geckos. Sculpture demonstrations ongoing during art walks and Saturdays, other times by chance or appointment. Information: 941-747-6405.

Cross Stitch Magic: 1222 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Many works of fine art by masters such as Van Gogh and Monet are recreated in stunning counted cross stitch displays throughout the gallery. They are the work of resident stitcher Glenda Tietjen. Smaller pieces are also on display. Supplies are available here to make your own masterpiece. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and during art walks. Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-746-4163.

The Dancing Crane Gallery: 1019 10th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Gallery artists are Cristina Caserta, Elaine Charney, Alfred Cianfarani, Barbara Colangelo, Polly Curran, Carol Doenecke, Lorene Erickson, Marilyn Howard Flinn, Bernice Gaines, Lolly Owens, Florence Putterman, Elisabeth Trostli, Susan von Gries, Alan Zawacki. First Friday receptions are 6-9 p.m. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and Sundays on First Weekends, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. First Fridays, and by appointment. Information: 941-744-1333 or artgallery@dancing-crane.com.

Divine Excess, Folk Art Gallery and Other Needful Things: 1125 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

"A Summer Garden of Art," featuring unique, colorful yard and garden art, through July 30. The gallery features works by 25 top Florida folk artists, plus well-known local and gulf coast artists in a colorful 1925 cottage in the heart of the village. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, First Friday Artwalks and by special appointment. Information: 941-747-1320.

Family Heritage House: 60th Avenue and 26th Street West, Bradenton

The Family Heritage House Museum at State College of Florida is a gallery and resource center for the study of African-American achievements and celebrates the cultural diversity of our communities. The permanent collection includes an exhibition called "Timeline: A Walk Through History," a diorama of old Central Avenue that is now Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue; antiques; photographs; literature; and a research center on the Underground Railroad. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Information: 941-752-5319 or marshk@scf.edu.

Fine Art Gallery at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota: 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 941-752-5225.

Hearts Desire: 1221 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Featured artist of the month is Eileen Fineran. Furniture by local artist Pamela Marwede, Woven purses by Nancy Faris and jewelry designs by owner Vicki Rollo. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 6-9:30 p.m. First Friday ArtWalks. Information: 941-302-1069 or visit www.heartsdesirefl.com.

Island Gallery West: 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach

"My Watercolor Garden," featuring artwork by local artist Dee Pastorius, will be on display through July 31. Schedules are available at the gallery or at their website. Island Gallery West is a cooperative of 28 local artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-778-6648 or visit www.islandgallerywest.com.

Joan Peters Studio/Gallery: 1210 11th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Peters opened her gallery in 2001. An eclectic painter, she displays her colorful landscapes, local landmarks and subjects. Ongoing demonstrations and "meet the artist" events. Hours: First Friday and Saturday ArtWalks and by appointment. Information: 941-544-5344.

Miracle's Fine Art Gallery at ComCenter Bradenton: Riverwalk Professional Park, 100 Third Ave. W.

The gallery has on exhibit 12 large outdoor sculptures by Ed Miracle, Wes Wofford, Doug Hays and Victor Garcia, and inside oil paintings, murals, sketches and more sculptures by Miracle. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Information: 941-761-8676 or www.miraclesart.com.

Palmetto Art Center: 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto

Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closed Wednesdays. Information: 941-518-2109.

Plato Gallery & More LLC: 1405 11th St. W., Bradenton

The gallery features original and limited production art work by local and regional artists. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, closed Sunday-Monday. Information: 941-822-9048.

Picture This Gallery: 8615 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Original art by local artists Judy Dunn and Don Heckerman. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-798-9910.

Sandra French/Stained Glass Artist Artisan Gift Shop: 1102 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Original art by local artists, including Karen Pauline, Sandra French and Jeanne Garrison. Demonstrations daily. Art work includes stained glass, watercolors, jewelry, pottery and mosaic. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-747-9561.

South Florida Museum Gallery: 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

"Adventures in Photography: Expeditions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology," through Sept. 9. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 941-746-4131 or www.southfloridamuseum.org.

10th Avenue West Studios: 1102 10th Ave. W., Bradenton

The gallery features original works by 16 local artists. Ashley Luttrell's digital paintings, Kevin Webb's copper creations, Briana Riti's recycled materials jewelry (High Voltage Ware), Mitchell Englander's handcrafted books and boxes, Kelly Parsons' nature photographs, Ron Weismehl's scuptures in wood, Carol Webb's fused glass jewelry, Donald Brown's Sultry Ladies in Acrylic, Clay Creations by Ariella Alibasic, Sandy King's sketches, Michele Thomas's painted "quilts" in acrylic, Robin Taconet's jewelry, Lou Ann Bagnall's acrylic landscapes and one of a kind hats and purses by Martha Clauser as well as jewelry by Katrina Ninos and collages by Nelinn. For information call 744-7080 or visit our website at www.10thavenuewest.com.

The Studio at Gulf and Pine: 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria

The studio is a salon in which artists and art aficionados can interact. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-778-1906.

The Treasure Chest: 12518 44th Ave. W., Cortez

The gallery features artworks from traditional painting, photography, jewelry, sculptors and hand painted furniture from shabby chic to custom hand painted pieces by local artists Brandon Scott, Janet Flowers, Creations by Chris!, Jessica Marchuck, Ron Romonchuk, Iris Kreuger, Cyndi Hooley, Josh Rubadou, Julie Ditmarsen, Mary McClung, Doniele Disney-Humphrey, and Damien Humphrey. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. Information: 813-475-8809.

LONGBOAT KEY

Longboat Key Center for the Arts: 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key

"The Inspiring Image," currently on display. Also on display are artworks of Ringling College, Department of Photography and Digital Imaging Faculty and Jim Johnson's Journey in Fine Art Photography. Art classes are offered, call for a full schedule. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-383-2345.

SARASOTA

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Gallery: 1288 N. Palm Ave.

"Landscapes, Mindscapes and Dreamscapes," through July 20. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 6-8 p.m. during First Friday Artwalk; or by appointment. Information 941-366-2454 or www.allyngallup.com.

Apple & Carpenter Galleries: 64 S. Palm Ave.

The gallery has a variety of art available, including glass, sculpture, pottery, Italian masks, paintings and more. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. First Fridays.

Art Center Sarasota: 707 N. Tamiami Trail

An opening reception for the inaugural "Florida Flavor Exhibition," will be 5-7 p.m. July 25. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 6. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Information: 941-365-2032.

Artists Visual and Performing Arts Studio: 37 S. Beneva Road

The studio offers an array of art classes to students of all ages Mondays-Saturdays. Information: 941-345-7032.

Artists on the Court: 1943 Morrill St.

An art gallery, artist studio and art class complex with a focus on Sarasota artists. Children's classes are ongoing and adult art classes will begin in the fall. Summer hours: noon-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-706-4805.

Ashby Art and Antiques, 1920 Adams Lane

Paintings by Francesco Agresti. The gallery features paintings, prints, jewelry, antiques and decor. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 6-10 p.m. third Friday Art Walks. Information: 941-954-4263.

Back Allie Art: 1938 Adams Lane, Suite 102, Towles Court

Back Allie Art features hooked and woven rugs, painted silk, jewelry and more. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-10 p.m. during gallery walks. Information: 941-365-4222.

BAS studio/gallery: 537 S. Pineapple Ave., Suite 203, Towles Court

Beverly A. Smith's studio features abstract art. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Information: 955-4390 or www.beverlyasmith.com.

Bits and Pieces: 1303 13th Ave. W.

Fabric by the yard, abstract acrylic paintings, fabric wall art and vintage quilts and gifts. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Information: 941-744-2487.

Black Bird Home Gallery: 1540 Main St.

The gallery displays and sells pieces of furniture and art combining the glamour of Los Angeles and the coastal living of Sarasota. Fine jewelry pieces by Cresta Bledsoe. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Monday by appointment. Information: 941-366-0941.

The Celery Barn: 266 S. Links Ave.

Basha Maryanska exhibits her art and teaches a variety of workshops 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Information: 518-965-1524 or 518-504-0792 or visit www.bashamaryanska.com.

Clair Mitchell Gallery: Towles Court, 1920A Adams Lane

Each month, a variety of artists will offer demonstrations, workshops, lectures, films and lessons. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and during Friday Art Walks, every third weekend from 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-328-9133 or www.towlesourt.com.

Custom Frames and Displays of Art Gallery: 7910 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 105

Featuring the works of Janet Mishner, Herb Morgan, John Slawik and potter Scott Gregory, plus those of international artists Janusz Blachowicz and Val Andre. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Mondays by appointment. Information: 941-232-1461.

Dabbert Gallery: 76 S. Palm Ave.

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and until 9 p.m. during the First Friday Gallery Walks. Information: 941-955-1315 or www.dabbertgallery.com.

Design Impressions Gallery: 33 S. Palm Ave.

Studio owners Werner and Carol Meier host an ongoing display and sale of work by local artist Gay Germain, whose media include fine antique reproduction, accessories, lighting, interior design and paintings. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Information: 941-373-9660 or www.designimpressionsgallery.com.

Edfish Gallery: 3615 Webber St.

Group show with featured artists Jim Roberts, Ed Walsh, Mel Stauffer and Mike Balas. Information: 941-706-2659.

Elizabeth Stevens Gallery: 1911 Morrill St.

Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 6-10 p.m. during the ArtWalk on the third Friday of each month. Information: 941-587-9851.

Elizabeth Van Riper Studio: 3921 Red Rock Way

The studio features fine art for every day, including signed decoupage tableware, coasters, greeting cards and silk scarves, and artisan bracelets and necklaces. Information: 941-954-1962.

Gallery 53: 53 S. Palm Ave.

Miniatures by international artist Iris Baranski-Daniels are on display. More than 40 artists and their eclectic mix of art are displayed in the gallery year round. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-650-8223 or 941-365-4442.

Harmony Gallery: Beatrice Symphony Center, 7-9 N. Tamiami Trail

Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 941-474-4712.

Hastings on the Court: 416 Burns Court

Hastings on the Court is proud to introduce artists new to the area, Thomas Frontini and Hilary Wallis. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-993-7612 or www.thehastingscollection.com.

Jack Dowd Gallery: 1269 First St.

This museum presents the work of sculptor and painter Jack Dowd. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Information: 941-922-4140.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Road

"Mythic Creatures of China," through July 28. The Howard Bros. Circus, the largest miniature circus in the world, is on permanent display in the Tibbals Learning Center. Twentieth century abstract art in the Searing Wing and "From the Vaults: John Ringling's Asian and Cypriot Art," are on permanent display. General admission includes the Ringling Museum of Art, Ca d'Zan Mansion, the Circus Museum, the Rose Garden and grounds: $25 adults, $20 seniors 65 and older and U.S. military with ID, $5 children 6-17 and students with ID, $10 for Florida teachers. Local students with valid ID from The Florida State University, New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida, the University of South Florida and pre-booked student groups are free. Free for children 5 and younger and museum members. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Advance tickets: 941-358-3180. Information: 941-359-5700 or www.ringling.org.

Kathleen Bernhardt Gallery: 1419 Fifth St., Suite B

A group show of seven gallery artists on display. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 312-213-4996.

Lazare Gallery: 10 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota

The gallery displays an inventory of over a thousand masterworks by some of Russia's most influential artists. Information: 941-487-7134.

The Little Art Gallery at Towles Court: 1911 Morrill St.

Contemporary fine art, sculpture and photography featuring works by Todd Warner, Monte Nagler, Mi Young Lee, Mouly, Fanch and Bellet. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and Sunday and Monday by appointment. Information: 941-957-0609.

Madonna Stella: 1900 Main St., Suite 105A

The gallery represents local artists Wendy Thurlow, Karen Johnson, Deborah Reed, Jan Friend-Davis, Donna B. Raymond, Liz Vercruysse, Jennie Sikora-Muehl, Madonna Stella, Yanira and Tricia Salzano. Classes in clay and studio space available. Information: 941-706-2119.

MillerBrady Fine Art Gallery: 614 Florida Ave.

Contemporary minimalist original paintings and glass fiber reinforced concrete framed works of art by Eric Miller and Jake Brady. Hours: by appointment only. Information: 941-232-1411.

Muse Galleria: 3801 McIntosh Road

The gallery showcases jewelry, clothing, accessories, fiber art, painting, collage and more by 50 regionally based artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-706-3328 or visit www.musegalleria.org.

Paradox Gallery: 301 Southgate Plaza

An ongoing exhibit of acrylic work and digital prints by Janet Mishner. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 941-362-3715.

S/ART/Q: 1549 State St.,

Artworks of four new artists -- Ariana Franco, Amy Williamson Miller, Jennifer Nugent, and Steve Strenk -- on display. One-of-a-kind art and art events by Sarasota collective of professional contemporary artists. Information: 941-330-4838 or sartq.com.

Scarlett's Feathers Gallery: 53A S. Palm Ave.

The gallery features one-of-a-kind fiber and wearable art, collage and paper art, mosaic, furniture, jewelry, rugs and more by regional artists and artisans. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Selby Gallery: Ringling College of Art and Design campus, a half-block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

The exhibit "Jack Dowd's 27," featuring a series of large-scale pastels of the immortal "27 Club," 12 rock stars who died at the age of 27, will be on display through Aug. 2. Call for schedule of workshops. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-359-7563 or 941-351-5100, www.ringling.edu/selbygallery.

Sonnet Gallery: 1480 Main St.

Original paintings, glass sculptures and accessories are on display year-round. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. Information: 941-955-6443.

Stakenborg Fine Arts: 1545 Main St.

The gallery offers an enticing collection of prints, drawings and other media by renown artists spanning four centuries. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-487-8001 or www.stakenborgfineart.com.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota; 3975 Fruitville Road

"Females and Felines: Paintings by Valerie Kervin," through Aug. 28. Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-373-0530.

Victoria B. Cooley Studio/Gallery: 1920 Adams Lane

Original oils, watercolors and giclee prints. Floral, shell and still-life motifs as well as hand-painted items and miniature canvases are on display. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (or 10 p.m. during art walks) Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-374-1988.

ST. PETERSBURG

The Chihuly Collection: Morean Arts Center, 400 Beach Drive

A permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly featuring large-scale works that include the Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier and works from several of his popular series. They include Macchia, Niijma Floats, Persians and more. They create a unique visual experience. The collection includes a 30-seat theater, where guest can enjoy a video presentation, and a store with Chihuly merchandise. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Docent-led tours will be every half-hour on the quarter hour, so tickets will be timed for every 15 minutes. Admission is $15 adults, $13 seniors, $12 students and children older than age 5. For more information, call 727-896-4527.

Coliseum: 535 Fourth Ave. N.

Cool Art Show, a juried fine art and craft event displaying high caliber work from 80 local and statewide artists, will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20-21. Admission and parking are free. Information: 727-892-5202.

Florida Holocaust Museum: 55 Fifth St. S.

The Florida Holocaust Museum houses the premier permanent exhibit, "History, Heritage and Hope," a compelling history of individuals of strength, courage and spirit, who confronted the extremes of hatred and persecution in their homes and communities. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Admission: $16 adults, $14. Discounted admission is offered to students and to adult and student groups; and free for museum members. Information: 727-820-0100 and www.flhm2.org.

Museum of Fine Arts: 255 Beach Drive N.E.

"Color Acting: Abstraction Since 1950," featuring contemporary work by painter, teacher, and color theorist Josef Albers. The exhibit runs through Sept. 22. "Pleasure Grounds and Restoring Spaces: Photographs of our National Parks," featuring images depicting national and state parks and landmarks, on display through Oct. 6. Admission in now $10 for everyone through Sept. 30. Groups of 10 or more adults pay only $8 per person and groups of 10 or more students pay $4 each. College students with current I.D. pay $5 each or buy one admission, get one free Thursday nights. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.Information: 727-896-2667 or visit www.fine-arts.org.

Salvador Dalí Museum: 1 Dali Blvd.

The world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist. Permanent art collections on display year-round. Admission: $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and U.S. military, police and firefighters, $15 for children ages 13-18 and students ages 18 and older with valid ID, $7 for children ages 6-12, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Admission for Thursdays after 5 p.m. is $10. Group and child rates are available. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 727-823-3767.

TAMPA

Tampa Museum of Art: 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

"Faded Elegance: Photographs of Havana" by Michael Eastman, and "Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, works from the Bank of America Collection," both through Sept. 15. "Utility and Aesthetics in Ancient Art," on permanent display. The museum and Tampa law firm Hill Ward Henderson's new program, "Art on the House" enables visitors to enjoy the museum 4-8 p.m. Fridays for free. Museum hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $10 adults, $7.50 seniors, groups, military plus one guest, $5 students and free for children ages 6 and under. A "Pay what you will" structure is offered 4-8 p.m. Fridays. The Tampa Museum of Art participates in the Museums on Us program sponsored by Bank of America, which provides cardholders free access to some of the nation's finest museums. Information: 813-274-8130.

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