Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Offers Free Docent Tours on Sundays
TARPON SPRINGS - The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers complimentary docent tours every Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. through April 12. Tours include the special photography exhibitions of Anna Tomczak and William Wegman on view in the North and South galleries and works in the permanent collection galleries. The tours begin in the museum lobby.
The special exhibitions on view through April 12 are It’s a Dog’s Life: Photographs by William Wegman from the Polaroid Collections and Sanctuary: Anna Tomczak Photography circulated by the Museum of Florida Art, DeLand. Both exhibitions represent unique styles using large format Polaroid processes.
The permanent galleries, Artistic Journeys, chronicle the 20th century through the works of Abraham Rattner, Esther Gentle, Allen Leepa and their contemporaries. Rattner was an internationally known figurative expressionist who spent many years in Paris and New York. His work is featured in many museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art and the Vatican.
The interactive gallery, The Challenge of Modern Art, is the only one of its kind on the west coast of Florida and showcases the only full scale replica of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica.
The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is located just west of U.S. Highway 19 at 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs on the Tarpon Springs Campus of St Petersburg College. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday with extended hours on Thursday until 9 p.m. Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free to children and students with ID. Sunday admission is free and docent tours are offered at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. For information or directions please contact the museum, (727) 712-5762.
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