Michael Murphy Gallery knows that a key piece of art can transform a space. We have functioned as art curators and design consultants in the most beautiful corporate spaces of Tampa Bay. We listen to our clients to understand their space and budget and guide them through the entire process:
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When the Tampa International Jet Center chose Michael Murphy Gallery to design its corporate art collection, Michael Murphy began by visiting the building itself. The two-floor Jet Center lobby had plenty of height and air, but not a lot of wall space. Michael Murphy knew the central lobby called for a focal piece that went above and beyond. So, he proposed an alteration his and his client’s initial plan for a more standard collection of two-dimensional art. What the lobby needed was artwork in the air.
This is a case of serendipity. The president of the University of Tampa was searching for artwork for the university’s new Science Research Laboratory; it is his belief that artwork in the educational environment generates more well-rounded, thoughtful individuals. While driving around Tampa, he spotted a piece in one of the windows of Michael Murphy Gallery that captured his vision for the new building. The painting used alchemical materials such as raw silver dust and mica flakes in a design that blended the abstract and the material - perfect for scientific inspiration. The president immediately walked into the gallery and approached Michael Murphy to create a corporate collection.