St. Petersburg, FL has s growing list above average art museums. One of my new favorites is the “Imagine Museum”. This Contemporary Studio Glass museum is barely a year old. It’s exhibits were thoughtful, dynamic and beautiful — the museum:
Housing more than 500 pieces of American Studio Glass and notable special exhibits like one created by American artist Karen LaMonte called Floating World. It’s comprised of bronze and glass sculptures.
The exhibit represents her exploration of the physicality of the human body and its environment. Over a period of seven years LaMonte completed her work — traveling to Japan to study kimonos like this one:
and she traveled the Czech Republic to “fire” her works– see her complete art pieces below:
These pieces look feminine and robust. Fascinated with clothing — LaMonte worked in a variety of mediums including sculpture, drawing and printmaking. To create her work.
The ongoing exhibitions include works from 10+artists including Oben Albright, Rick Allen and others. Below are photos from the museum’s private collection:
The Imagine Museum is at the top of my list of places to go to in Florida. It even includes works by the master of modern glass– Dale Chihuly — see below:
I told you it’s unbelievable–Mo’s photos:
A strength of this museum is the lighting was wash piece– it’s simply brilliant — each piece.
In fact, I’d say it’s one the most unique museums I’ve ever seen.