"An electronic jewelbox box sitting on a glass pedestal" – that’s what the museum is supposed to look like. Its clean and minimalist interior, beautifully organised, keeps the visitor’s focus starkly on the art. And what art it is – the main exhibition covers Greek and Roman antiquities, but the museum will usually select some incredible pieces from its contemporary collection and exhibit them around a theme. Contemporary exhibits do not have their own permanent exhibits. Since the 1980s the museum had also shown a keen interest in photography, such as the works of Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close, Sandy Skoglund, Jerry Uelsmann, and John Baldessari.
- Accessible to disabled visitors.
- USD 1.20/hour parking at W.F. Poe Garage adjacent to the Museum.
- Adults USD 10, Seniors, Florida Educators USD 7.50.
- Active Military (plus guest) USD 7.50, Students USD 5.
- Children 6 and under Free.
- Bus 7, 10, 15 stop Cass St @ Ashley Dr.
- Bus 96 stop Tampa St @ Zack St.
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39.65% of people who visit Tampa include Tampa Museum Of Art in their plan
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44.26% of people start their Tampa Museum Of Art visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tampa Museum Of Art
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One of the best art museums I’ve been to! The layout is very unique and captivating! The pieces on display were absolutely breathtaking and worth the price of admission. If you’re visiting in Tampa I would highly recommend stopping by!
The museum structure itself is very unique and stands out among other buildings in the area, however, the actual exhibitions inside on display are very few. At the time of my visit, there were around 3 or 4 small rooms/areas to tour. For the price and parking, I didn't feel it was worth the price.
The building is better then most of it's exhibitions and pieces. Across the water in St Pete, FL you can see finer art procured in a less refined environment. They are getting better artists every year so hopefully I will change it to 4 star one day!
This museum is interesting but small. It is worth spending an afternoon here. There are some exhibits of classical art from hundreds of years BC. And right now there two special exhibits that are very different and interesting... Vapor and Vibration which is really tricky on the eyes... makes you think about what cause you to perceive movement. The second special exhibit is the Season of Love which is inspired by classical Aphrodite. The contemporary artist is a master of many media from marble to oil on fabric. This is a terrific tribute to the female form and love. The museum changes exhibits on a regular basis, so there is something new to see many times during the year. There is also a nice cafe and art store. This area of Tampa is also home to Tampa University, the Straz, the Children's Museum, and the historic Tampa Theater.
The building is really beautiful, and the pieces on display are outstanding. That said, the collection is very small. When I visited there were only two rooms open, and one special exhibition. I visited this museum years ago when it was in its old building, and heard that the new building offered up more space to show a larger number of pieces. From what I remembered of my previous visit, it didn’t feel like I saw that much more this time. I’ve visited museums in comparable sized cities, and have found much larger collections. The museum of fine arts in St. Pete has a larger selection of pieces. It’s sad that this is all the city of Tampa has to show for art.