Philip Pearlstein’s People, Places, Things is the most comprehensive retrospective of Philip Pearlstein’s work to date and features 62 paintings, drawings, and prints. Many have never before been seen by the public or outside of New York City. Distinguished independent curator Patterson Sims has developed the exhibition with the full participation of the artist and the Betty Cunningham Gallery in New York. He has also worked closely with Hazel and William Hough Chief Curator Jennifer Hardin and the MFA staff. “The MFA is honored to present the work of this American master,” said Director Kent Lydecker. “Philip Pearlstein once said, ‘I trust my eyes.’ That trust, vision, and talent have taken his art to new heights. It is a privilege to see the full scope of his career in this exhibition.”
The exhibition opened Saturday, March 2, and continues through Sunday, June 16. MFA exhibitions and educational programs are sponsored in part by The Stuart Society. The Tampa Bay Times is the Media Sponsor.