Created in 1979, this award-winning museum features some of the latest, greatest, and most impressive visual art in the region! The Tampa Museum of Art was moved to its new location in 2010, a waterfront building designed by Stanley Saitowitz that sits on the banks of the scenic Hillsborough River. Created to look like an "electronic jewel box sitting atop a glass pedestal," this large and highly unique building features an impressive array of aluminum, glass, and fiber optics on the outside, and a very basic and simple white design on the inside to optimize visual art display. Also known as the region's largest art museum, the Tampa Museum of Art keeps a strong focus on antiquities, modern, and contemporary art.
Inside the museum your group will see why this institution has a strong reputation for contemporary photographic arts and new media by exploring their growing permanent collection with dynamic special media exhibits. You will find the world’s finest visual arts within the walls here, as well as many Greek and Roman Etruscan art exhibits. In the past the museum has seen popular exhibits by Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, and a permanent favorite includes Leo Villareal’s Sky (Tampa). This 14,000 square foot LED installation outside has become an iconic piece of Tampa as well. Be sure to check out the Classical World Exhibit currently, as well as the Sono Cafe’s artful food and Museum Shop’s tempting souvenir objects!