Notes from the Gallery

August 2022

Construction Notice | Upcoming Exhibits | New Art in the Gallery | Curating an Art Collection for your Corporate Space | Gallery Artist Updates | Art World News

Looking down Barcelona Street at the intersection of Barcelona and MacDill. Michael Murphy Gallery is to the left.

Construction Notice on Barcelona

No, we are not renovating the gallery again! However, please note that the City of Tampa will soon begin a construction project on Barcelona Street outside of the gallery (2701 S MacDill Ave). Both the street and the gallery will remain open and accessible, but parking may be limited.

Construction is scheduled to begin Tuesday, August 30, with completion anticipated for early fall.

Call us at 813.902.1414 or email us at with any questions or concerns. Our gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday from 11 am - 6 pm and Saturdays from 11 am - 4 pm. 

Learn more about the construction project here.

Art World News

Our selection of news from the international art world:
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Alleged Picasso ‘Worth Millions of Dollars’ Found During Drug Raid in Iraq

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Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg’s executive director steps down

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Upcoming Exhibits Preview

Mark your calendars for these fall art exhibits and events at the gallery! More details to come - stay tuned for updates!

Group Exhibit ft. Gallery Artists Luis Garcia Nerey, David Goetze, Jeff Lange, Hal Schwarze and Anke Schofield

Opening Friday, November 4, 2022

The Artists & Artwork of Marvel, Star Wars, DC Comics & Disney

Opening Saturday, December 10, 2022

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New Art in the Gallery

We are excited to have received a lot of new work from our gallery artists this month! Read on to preview the new pieces from each of our artists. Don't forget to click through to browse the rest of their work.

"A Wat'ry Tale"

Shane Pendley (2 New Works)

Browse Shane's Art


Zoe Hyde (2 New Works)

Browse Zoe's art

"Central Florida Palms"

Eleanor Blair (5 New Works)

Browse Eleanor's art


Jeff Lange (2 New Works)

Browse Jeff's art


Hal Schwarze (1 New Work)

Browse Hal's Art

Tampa International Jet Center lobby featuring custom sculptures commissioned by Michael Murphy as part of the corporate art collection.

Curating an Art Collection for your Corporate Space

Corporate art has come a long way from bad motivational posters. In fact, it is an important aspect of creating a positive corporate environment that communicates your brand’s mission, values, and culture. 

In today’s post-Covid world, where many employees need extra incentives to return to the office – and many consumers are more accustomed to spending their dollars digitally – art can make or break your corporate, business or retail space. 

Read on to learn how and why your business can benefit from curating a corporate art collection.

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Gallery Artist Updates


KEF! was selected for a solo exhibit at the Kunstverein Pforzheim Museum in Germany. Titled "Cycle of Chaos and Harmony," the exhibit is on display from the 24th of July to the 4th of September.

Browse KEF!'s art

David Skillicorn

David was honored to receive the Saara Parker Painting Prize for his piece "The Wilson’s" at the Fitchburg Art Museum’s juried exhibition. The Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft is one of the longest-running juried exhibitions in New England. This year’s show includes 79 artists from 44 towns. The exhibit is on display from June 24 to September 4.

Browse David's art
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Salvador Dali

"There’s a new Salvador Dalí movie about to hit theaters.

Dalíland, starring Sir Ben Kingsley as the Surrealist, and Barbara Sukowa as his domineering muse and life partner Gala, is set to make its debut on the closing night of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month."

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