Tampa Museum of Art

The Tampa Museum of Art leads as a community institution dedicated to celebrating cultural diversity through ancient, modern & contemporary art.

Founded in 1920, the Tampa Museum of Art inspires visitors with engaging exhibitions and innovative educational programs that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art. The Museum houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. As one of the region’s most prominent museums devoted to the art of our time, the Museum’s permanent collection also embraces sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more.

The Museum’s new Vinik Family Education Center offers expanded year-round studio art classes, lectures, and tours that allow children, teens, and adults to discover new perspectives and learn different art-making techniques. Likewise, through unique community partnerships, the Museum offers outreach programs that provide art-therapy-informed interventions and meaningful modes of self-expression to vulnerable segments of the population.

Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, the Tampa Museum of Art leads as both a cultural institution and a community museum dedicated to celebrating its home city’s diversity. In 2021, the Museum embarked on an ambitious renovation to increase exhibition space and education facilities to accommodate growing community partnerships and allow more hands-on, up-close experiences for students and adults. The Museum will remain open to the public throughout the Centennial Renovation, with an expected completion date in the second half of 2022.

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  1. Leo Villareal (American, b. 1967) Sky (Tampa), 2010. LEDs, Mac Mini, circuitry, Custom software and aluminum. Tampa Museum of Art. Museum purchase. Additional funds provided by Friends of the Museum and the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Inc. in celebration of its 40th Anniversary. Support for the purchase of LED lights was made possible in part with funds from the City of Tampa’s Public Art Program 2010.001. Photographer: Richard Barnes, ©Richard Barnes.© 2010 Leo Villareal. All rights reserved.
  2. Jaume Plensa (Spanish, b. 1955) Laura with Bun, 2014. Cast iron. © Jaume Plensa. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York. Photographer: Skip O’Rourke, Tampa Bay Times.
  3. Red-Figure Handleless Loutrophoros (Ritual Water Vessel). Attributed to the White Saccos Painter. South Italian, Apulian, ca. 330 BC. Ceramic. H. 104.1 cm. 41 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Sahlman, 1987.037. Photographer: Orestis Kourakis.
  4. Installation view of Purvis Young Redux. On view at the Tampa Museum of Art from June 18, 2022 – June 30, 2024. Photographer: Paige Boscia.
  5. Installation view of Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue. On view at the Tampa Museum of Art from July 21 – October 23, 2022. Photographer: Nina Contreras Womeldurf.
  6. Installation view of All in Favor: New Works in the Permanent Collection. On view at the Tampa Museum of Art from June 30, 2022 — July 23, 2023. Photographer: Nina Contreras Womeldurf.
  7. Families enjoy artmaking activities in the Tampa Museum of Art’s Vinik Family Education Center during a free family day. Photographer: Paige Boscia.