Trip Planner:   USA  /  Florida  /  Tampa  /  Museums  /  Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa

(260+ reviews on the web)
Art Museum
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.
Using our online itinerary creator, Tampa attractions like Tampa Museum of Art can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create a full Tampa itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Tampa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Tampa by other users

8 days in St. Petersburg & Tampa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Tampa & Providence BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Florida BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Tampa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Clearwater, St. Pete Beach & Tampa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Tampa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Tampa, New Orleans & Austin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Tampa BY A USER FROM CANADA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We visited for the primary purpose of seeing the sports photo exhibit. What a great show! The photos range from the famous (Muhammed Ali standing over a knocked out Sonny Liston) to the not so famous ...  more »
  • I went with my husband to meet the city of Tampa, and as we parked next door to Museum was the first stop to meet. Small museum, with many works of art. As already knew other museums such as Chicago, Toronto and ... This was to be desired and we left and went to meet the beautiful University of Tampa. Beautiful. Worth going to meet. Spend a wonderful afternoon inside the University.
    View original
  • I love coming to this museum, they have great permanent exhibits as well as ongoing new ones. Very nice facility, extremely helpful staff and great specials at times.  more »
Google
  • Attended the Museum with my friend yesterday to complete a school assignment. When signing in at the welcome desk, we weren't very "welcomed". The man behind the counter named Tom was very blunt and open about his distaste with all of the students that were coming through, he made that blatantly aware to us. When asked where the restrooms were he rolled his eyes at us and said he hated repeating himself over and over again and when asked if we could have a guided tour he got very agitated and told us that we could not because they did not have the staff and that he didn't want to answer anymore interview questions because as he stated before, he hates repeating himself. That along with the underwhelming selection and layout of art I would not recommend anyone to consider this as an activity when exploring Tampa, Florida.
  • Beautiful facility with good displays. Not very extensive though. Good for a short trip, not a long visit. Very nice for local people who go often as the exhibits do change frequently.
  • I visited the museum with a school group today and it was wonderful. They had arranged for us to have guides give us a tour which was wonderful! The guides were so full of knowledge about everything they were showing us! I noticed that some of the other reviews were complaining about size of the museum. It isn't a huge museum and there aren't a lot of different exhibits but given the low price I think this is more than fair for what you pay! The exhibits had tons of different pieces of art to view and a lot of history to see! I loved visiting and will gladly plan another visit when the exhibits change! The two exhibits that were there on my visit today were: RENOIR TO CHAGALL: PARIS AND THE ALLURE OF COLOR POSEIDON AND THE SEA: MYTH, CULT AND DAILY LIFE Although both where great I took a special liking to the Renoir to Chagall exhibit but I am not the least bit surprised by this! I am in love with paintings and found it fascinating to learn more about this the art & artist of this time as well as to see the beautiful work displayed!
  • Went to see the Peter Max exhibit which was good. The rest of the museum was mostly ancient clay pots and artifacts along with a clothing exhibit that is not really art. There was very little canvas and print art. Having come from Chicago which has a TERRIFIC Art Museum with the Art Institute this was disappointing. If it wasn't for the Peter Max exhibit this would have been a huge let down.
  • Fun gift shop, lots of interesting things but the jewelry is unique and one of a kind with lots of awesome pieces!