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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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  • Quite disappointed by my visit at this Museum. The building itself is really beautiful, however, the exhibits are very limited and eclectic. A maximum of 30-45 min is sufficient to see it all. I would...  more »
  • We went to the museum to see the photo realism exhibit. My husband, who is more familiar with the genre was disappointed. It was very educational for me but he felt as if the art was not the best repr...  more »
  • You must as Europeans do not come here to see Greek and Etruscan art, even though the small collection is good. Avid fans of modern art but high come at their expense. Quantitatively less, because for the usually high entry, the large-scale Museum offers relatively little exhibits. But the whole neighborhood trappings is also worth a visit.
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  • Very modern building with intimate art collections ranging from ancient pottery to local photography. There is a large space for guest exhibits and an outdoor area that gives a lovely view of the river as well as the Henry B. Plant museum across the river. Nearby is the Curtis Jaxon Waterfront Park which features modern landscapes and a children's park. Overall, a very lovely place to spend an afternoon or early evening.
  • I have to say the ticket prices are a bit high but worth it. As for most museums are expensive anyway. Its very modern and has very simple yet mind blowing things inside. Worth it!!
  • For such a big city this is not worth calling an art history museum. Lithography prints and photos adorned a space more akin to a warehouse, then a museum. We were taken aback that there were only 1-2 paintings in this museum. Alot of what we saw today, we could've seen for cheap or free at our local art museum instead of paying 10-15$ a person. While true they did have other exhibits, this museum left much to be desired.
  • the building it's in is incredibly nice. the overall design, inside and out, is minimal. though, I wish it had a bigger selection of art pieces.
  • Nice building with small handful collections. Staff are very friendly. The ticket price is a bit high for the number of collections they had.

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