Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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.
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Fabulous attention to service, taste and presentation. Tampa Museum of Art has by far the highest level of functioning of any museum's programs local to central Florida. Join. Membership is worth it, ... read more »
We have mixed emotions about the Tampa Museum of Art. It's a wonderful building on a great site. As we like Etruscan & Greek pottery, we found that gallery fascinating. However, there really isn't muc... read more »
Beautiful new building. However except for the 2 special exhibits, the only other pieces were a nice collection of ceramic/clay items from early centuries. This is a start for Tampa but I am hoping th... read more »
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.
Beautiful new building. However except for the 2 special exhibits, the only other pieces were a nice collection of ceramic/clay items from early centuries. This is a start for Tampa but I am hoping they will expand their collections.
Carlos Davila Jr
Small museum. Free for college/university students. A nice way to spend a good hour to look at some nice art and artifacts.
Brian S McCarthy
I really enjoyed the exhibit by Peter Max, 50 years of cosmic dreaming, at the Tampa Museum of Art. Peter Max is a very talented artist. On Friday's Tampa Museum of Arts has pay what you will and are open late which is nice. Unfortunately, the museum has a lot of wasted space and the actual viewing area of the art in the museum is really small. I don't think the normal $15 admission fee is worth it as you can breeze through this museum in 10-15min. Sono Cafe in the museum has really good wines and paninis. Tampa Museum of Art is also a great place for weddings and special events. The museum lights up with color changing LED's which look really cool at night.
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