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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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  • August 7, 2017
    This place has been around since 1979, home to many antiquities and Contemporary art. Located on the banks of the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. Went here with the family we all had a fantastic...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    I visited the museum with my friend who is a local but neither of us had ever been. We both did the college student admission (free admission w/ an ID). Really awesome that they have that program set ...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    The TMA is a fun and interesting place to go. My wife and I did enjoy the exhibit of art from local artists. We also enjoyed the small permanent collection of ancient artifacts from Greece, Rome, Egyp...  more »
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  • May 19, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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!!
  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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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