Tampa Museum of Art


December Art Studio classes open now!

Click the banner to find our family-friendly line-up for the Holiday Season!


New Docent Training Class Starting Soon!

The Tampa Museum of Art is now recruiting Docents.

Docents are gallery teachers who guide school and adult tours of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. Docent volunteers are an integral part of the Education Program at Tampa Museum of Art and are an essential link between the public and the Museum. Our docents play an essential role in providing every visitor with a quality, engaging Museum gallery tour experience. They have a considerable amount of public, student and teacher contact. Under the direction of the Education Curator, docents are trained to deliver tours based on current museum pedagogical theory. To find out more information, visit www.TampaMuseum.org/Docents.



Thirty on Thursday

Spend thirty minutes in the galleries with an expert! Free with regular Museum admission and for Museum Members. RSVP to Michele.Laws@tampamuseum.org. Upcoming programs:


Thursday, October 12, 12:30p: Meet the curators to learn more about Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting




Connections is a free mental healthcare community art engagement program.

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Loss
Second Wednesday of the Month, 11a-12:30p
Participate in facilitated conversations that explore art through the lenses of memory, imagination, and creativity. Care partners and their loved ones engage socially as they look at a small selection of artwork.

Open Session
Third Wednesday of the Month, 5-6:30p
Take a break from the mental strains of depression, recovery, trauma and other stresses that disrupt everyday life. Guests are invited to bring a plus one to share in the experience.

Veterans and Active Duty Military
Fourth Wednesday of the Month, 5-6:30p
Join other military personnel and their loved ones as you explore artwork through facilitated conversations. Guests are invited to bring a family member or friend to share in the experience.

Advanced registration is required for all sessions. Register at: https://tampamuseum.wufoo.com/forms/connections/. Registrants’ names are held confidential.



Connections is presented in partnership with the USF Honors College and the Tampa Bay Foundation for Mental Health and is generously sponsored by T. Rowe Price and Dr. Kenneth Pages, MD & Ryne Gallien.


Special Exhibition Lectures

The Museum’s dynamic annual schedule of special exhibitions brings the world’s finest visual arts to the region. Join us for lectures exploring the themes behind the art with guest lecturers and specialists that take us beyond the gallery walls.

Lectures take place in the Dickey Family Lecture Hall.  Admission: free for members and students (with valid ID), $5 for not-yet members.  Included: pre-lecture reception and admission to relevant gallery or galleries folowing the lecture.


Antiquities Lecture Series

The Museum presents lectures throughout the year that celebrate the Museum’s collection of ancient art. We draw in scholars from around the country to discuss their expertise or share new discoveries in ancient art. The Antiquities Lecture Series is supported by the Antiquities Circle.

Lectures take place in the Dickey Family Lecture Hall.  Admission: free for members and students (with valid ID), $5 for not-yet members.  Included: pre-lecture reception and admission to relevant gallery or galleries following the lecture.  Upcoming lectures TBA.



What is the best way to relax after a long day at work?

Join the Museum and Kadampa Meditation Center Tampa Bay for this short after-work class. Take advantage of the Museum’s award-winning space and beautiful location in downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park as you rejuvenate your mind with meditation. Classes consist of guided meditations, a talk, and discussion. They are suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators. Each class is self-contained, though you are welcome to attend the whole course. Check the calendar for class and series schedule.

Mondays 5:45 to 6:45p

Classes are $10 each.



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The Museum is partnering with the Osher Life Long Learning Institute at the University of South Florida (OLLI-USF) to present engaging lectures to a curious public. OLLI-USF’s mission is to provide intellectual stimulation to a diverse and growing community of learners over the age of 50. We embrace the opportunity to partner with this dynamic community organization to present lectures and lecture series that explore the arts within the Museum’s walls and beyond.

Lectures will be held in the Museum’s Dickey Family Lecture Hall unless otherwise noted. Registration rates will vary and may require OLLI or Museum membership. Check the calendar for details about upcoming lectures. Click here to learn more about OLLI.