Arts & Culture

Pensacola Museum of Art hosts decorative piercing and cutting exhibition

The Pensacola Museum of Art presents “Cut Up/Cut Out,” an exhibition of national and international artists who explore the captivating methods of decorative piercing and cutting, using a wide range of media from paper and plastic to metal and rubber on view now through June 2, 2018.

The transformative nature of cutting into and through a surface provides endless possibilities for converting the material from opaque to transparent, from flat to sculptural, from rigid to delicate and from ordinary to exquisite. The process and precision required for this method of art-making is laborious and technically demanding. This exhibition is organized by the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California.

An interactive exhibition, “Paper Cuts: The Art and History of Paper-Making and Cut Paper Art,” in tandem with “Cut Up/Cut Out,” will be on view in Project Space in the Assembly Room in Memory of Charles W. Lamar, Sr., where visitors of all ages can explore the art of paper, paper-making and the transformative experience of cutting. The exhibition will also include historical examples of cut paper art from the collection of the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum.

Located at 407 S. Jefferson St. in historic downtown Pensacola, the Pensacola Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m.

For more information about the Pensacola Museum of Art, call 850.432.6247 or visit