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Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa

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#6 of 8 in Museums in Tampa
The 66,000 sq. ft. Tampa Museum of Art opened February 6, 2010 in downtown Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Designed by San Francisco architect Stanley Saitowitz, the building features a shimmering pierced aluminum exterior with LED lighting, a first floor entrance that greets visitors with a dramatic three-story atrium, and eight state-of-the art gallery spaces that feature innovative translucent ceilings and polished stone floors.
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  • It's a great spot by the river to catch a snack, lunch or light dinner. On Friday they stay open later. You can check out the museum and whatever is on view there OR do as we did and hike along the ri...  more »
  • A very nice building, light en fine structured rooms. Collection of modern art is average but the Greek collection is outstanding. The exhibition of the paintings of Mernet Larsen, Getting Mesured, is...  more »
  • Tampa Museum of Art has some Greek Pottery as well as paintings. A few Interesting pieces. It is worth checking out when in Tampa.  more »
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  • Really nice place. Definitely a good place to step inside if you need to catch some cool air for a bit. I got lucky and didn't have to pay when I went. It's beautiful and they are working on making more sections to the museum. The paintings are amazing here and I like how they have featured artists every now and then.
  • Really great, but small, museum. Don't expect a huge space with a million shows, but the shows they have are good and the building in beautiful. I just moved to Tampa, and although this museum is not at the same level overall as what I am used to in NYC, the quality is much better than museums I have been to in other smaller/mid-sized cities.
  • Very nice museum. It's small but they always keep it interesting by adding new exhibitions. I really like that they partner with Bank of America to let people in for free once a month. The location is perfect right by the water in downtown next to all the nive tourist places in Tampa bay city.
  • A delightful and expertly curated small museum. Easy access, superb cafĂ©, comfy lounge, all-in-all a 5 star experience.
  • Although the gallery is not very big, it has a wide variety of art. Very nice.

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