Tampa Museum of Art
Since its founding in 1979, the Museum has been dedicated to providing quality education to students and adults, with more than half of its programs offered free of charge. The Museum functioned as an agency within the City of Tampa until June 30, 2008 at which point the Museum became a separate 501(c)3 agency. The Museum operates on an annual budget of $3.4 million with support coming from a variety of sources, including private, public, earned revenue and endowment proceeds. Throughout its history, the Museum has served the Tampa Bay community through its exhibitions, classes and outreach into the community. The Tampa Museum of Art opened its award winning home in 2010 with a commitment to providing innovative public programs with a strong focus on classical, modern, and contemporary art. The Museum balances a growing collection, including one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeast, with a dynamic annual schedule of special exhibitions. It is the region’s largest museum devoted to art of our time and has built a reputation for embracing contemporary photography and new media. The Tampa Museum of Art is a cultural anchor in downtown Tampa. Located on the Tampa Riverwalk, anactive, pedestrian-friendly environment for leisure, commerce, transportation, entertainment and fitness, the Museum is a cultural asset that attracts both local and cultural tourists from around the world. Its proximity to the River and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park provides a gathering venue for those coming to experience all that downtown Tampa has to offer. The Museum is a key component to the newly vibrant downtown.