Tampa Museum of Art
Founded in the 1970s, the Tampa Museum of Art, located in downtown Tampa Bay, features primarily ancient Greco-Roman, modern, and contemporary art. It hosts traveling exhibitions and offers changing exhibits of its permanent collection, and also offers educational programs throughout the year for people of all ages. The museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums and is also designated as a Major Cultural Institution by Florida.
Backstory and Context
The museum has an enormous collection of ancient and modern art. Paintings and sculptures dating from the Ancient Roman world and the art studios of today fill the interior of the museum, along with a strong collection of photography from the 1980s. Other than art collections, the museum also has a rental facility, a cafe, and gift shop.