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Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa

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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 »
  • I've walked passed this museum hundreds of times but never had the opportunity to visit until recently. I brought a friend along and we had a great time. She used her college student ID for free entry and I used my educator pass for half off. (pretty cool discounts for students, teachers, and staff). The museum is very clean. Everything is laid out in a fashion that is visually pleasing. The exhibits we're professionally arranged to provide the best experience for visitors as well. We had a great time, and I know you will too.
  • We just spent an afternoon at the museum and loved it. We were impressed with the detailed, clear, very helpful explanations of artifacts and works of art. We could read information about each object rather than just seeing its title (or even less in some otherwise fine museums). There is an excellent variety of works displayed and presented in a logical, comprehensible way. The architecture of the building itself and its site at the water is worth going to see.
  • I heard a lot of people say that this museum wasn't very big, and wasn't worth the cost of admission. I attended just a few weeks ago, and was completely surprised. This museum pulls in world-class exhibits, and you can buy a yearly membership for only $50. The membership lets you in to about 15 other local museums, including the Henry B. Plant, the Tampa Museum of Photography, and the Ringling Museum. They have so many cool events, including the Gasp! Performing arts festival. I can't do it justice in a small review. You should really try it out.
  • We go here on Saturdays for the free, drop in family art spot. Art classes are expensive and it's nice to be able to take the kids somewhere they can make real quality art projects with guidance from the museum staff at no cost to me. There's also a restaurant if you're wanting coffee or brunch with outdoor seating overlooking the river and Curtis Hixon park. My only frustration is when that part of downtown gets shut down for festivals/events and it's impossible to find parking, but of course, the Museum is not at fault.
  • This was a great place, had a lot of different art pieces in different mediums, not just paintings but sculptures as well. If you're a leepa ratner member you get free entry to the permanent exhibit, not too sure if they switch the exhibits often, but was still a nice adventure. It's right by the children's museum, so if you have kids, it would be better to take children to the children's one as this museum is better appreciated by adults.
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