The Skyway 20/21 exhibition, now in its second iteration, is a celebration of artistic practices in the Tampa Bay region, as it is a collaboration between four institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Tampa Museum of Art; and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. Working together, curators from each institution will offer context for the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties. Artworks and projects in the exhibition will be selected by museum curators and the guest juror, Claire Tancons, an independent curator and scholar whose practice takes a global focus on the conditions of cultural production. Tancons has curated biennials around the world, including Prospect.1, New Orleans; the 2008 Gwangju Biennial; and the 2019 Sharjah Biennial.
To accompany the exhibition participating institutions are producing and publishing a catalogue with curatorial texts and full-color images of work by each exhibition artist, available in The Museum Store.
Artists featured at The Ringling:
Ya Levy La'ford
June 22 & 29, 10:30 am | Virtual Artist Panel: Skyway 20/21 | $5 / Free for Members
Hear from the artists featured in Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration. During this group discussion, each artist will introduce their work and then share reflections on the show as a whole. Note: this program will be offered twice because there will be different artists featured in each session. Participants who want to attend both should register separately for each
Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues.
Support for this exhibition was provided by
The Gobioff Foundation
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Herald-Tribune Media Group
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation, and the Arthur F and Ulla R Searing Ringling Endowment.