Bring "LIGHT" to the Tampa Museum of Art Lobby!

Tampa Museum of Art

53% of $5,682
$2,677 of $5,682 to go
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About This Project

About this Project

We heard you want to see art in the lobby of The Tampa Museum of Art.  Now we need your help to make it happen! 

 In honor of our upcoming exhibition My Generation: Young Chinese Artists (June 7 – September 28), the Museum has commissioned a site-specific work by noted Chinese contemporary artist Wang Yuyang to hang in the lobby.  Constructed out of fiberglass, LIGHT complements the contemporary architectural aesthetic of the Museum, while paying homage to the abundant light that flows through our interior and the LEDs on the façade.


The design and form of LIGHT is inspired by the Chinese character for light. Wang Yuyang inputs the strokes of Chinese character (light) into a computer program, and the program generates a sequence of numbers  (0 and 1s). Then the sequence of numbers is input into a three dimension software program, which transfers the numbers into a 3D model. You can see what the final product will look like in the image here.

 Wang Yuyang will be traveling from Beijing to Tampa to construct and install LIGHT in our lobby.  Donors contributing $250 or more will be invited to visit during the installation, meet the artist, and watch the process unfold!

This is your opportunity to bring a one-of-a-kind creation to enhance our community landscape.


Budget Details 

We need $5000 in community support to help us finish paying for LIGHT so we can have a permanent work installed in our lobby!

$5000 for final payment on the work of art

$682 for power2give hosting, admin and credit card fees

Total = $5682

Donor Benefits

Donor Benefits

Up to $100 – Acknowledgement on our website and on Facebook as a supporter of the power2give campaign for LIGHT. Invite friends to the Museum lobby to show off the art you helped to bring!

$250 – All of the above, plus an invitation to meet the artist and view Wang YuYang and his team install LIGHT in the lobby.  No small feat considering it will weigh over 500 pounds!

$500 – All of the above, plus on June 6, 2014, during opening remarks at the members-only preview of My Generation: Young Chinese Artists , you will be personally recognized and thanked by our Museum Director Todd D. Smith for your support in bringing LIGHT to the Tampa Museum of Art!  You will also get 2 invitations to the exclusive Brown & Brown Gold and Platinum Patrons Lounge that evening where you can mix and mingle with other Museum supporters and enjoy complimentary drinks & hors d’oeuvres.