Tampa Museum of Art


TMA Studio Term 2 Classes now open!

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Thirty on Thursday

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


Thursday, January 25, 12:30p: Meet Chief Curator/Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Dr. Seth Pevnick, for a quick look at our Antiquities collection.

Thursday, February 22, 12:30p: Meet Made in Tampa artist, Michael Parker, in the galleries.

Thursday, March 22, 12:30p: Meet Skyway: Curators’ Choice artist, Rob Tarbell, outside of the Museum for a demonstration of his smoke drawing process.




Connections is a free mental healthcare community art engagement program. Advanced registration is required for all sessions. Light snacks provided by SONO Café.

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Loss

April 10, 11a-12:30p
July 10, 11a-12:30p
October 9, 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

February 15, 5:30-7p
May 10, 5:30-7p
August 9, 5:30-7p
November 8, 5:30-7p
Sessions focus on providing participants and loved ones with a break from the mental strains of stresses that disrupt everyday life. Guests are invited to bring a plus one to share in the experience.


Veterans and Active Duty Military

March 15, 5:30-7p
June 14, 5:30-7p
September 13, 5:30-7p
December 13, 5:30-7p
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.


Private Group Sessions

Available Upon Request
Your group can register for a private Connections session at the date and time of your choosing. We require at least two weeks notice and encourage care partners, friends, and family to be a part of the group whenever possible. Private sessions can be held for a minimum of 7 people and a maximum of 16. Light snacks provided by SONO Café.


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 is generously sponsored in part by the Gobioff Foundation, Regions Bank, the Tampa Museum of Art Foundation in Memory of Jean Divers, the Tampa Bay Foundation for Mental Health, Kenneth Pages, M.D. & Ryne Gallien, and T.Rowe Price.


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

Term 1Jan 7 – Feb 8

The New Year is the right time to get your life back on the right track, but how do you stay on the right track? Buddha explained a practice called “The Five Forces” which explain the five basic conditions for accomplishing our goals. By putting these simple instructions into practice in your daily life, you can finally achieve all your wishes!

Weekly Topics

Week 1 The Force of Motivation
Week 2 The Force of Familiarity
Week 3 The Force of White Seed
Week 4 The Force of Destruction
Week 5 The Force of Aspirational Prayer

Classes are $10 each, Museum members receive 50% discount.



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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.