Tampa Museum of Art


NEW! Winter & Spring Studio Art Courses

The Museum presents our new Winter & Spring adult studio art courses inspired by our special exhibitions on view! We work with professional teachers and active artists in the Tampa Bay community to provide small-scale studio art classes. We now offer two locations, the Museum and The Roberta M Golding Visual Art Center at the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center. These courses are for ages 14 and up, and are designed for every skill level from beginning to advanced. Tampa Museum of Art studio courses are presented in partnership with Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation.

Registration now open! Click here for detailed course information and registration!


The Studio Lounge: An Adult Make & Take Mixer!

Friday, May 5, 6-8p

Join us for a kick-off celebration of our new Summer/Fall Studio course line-up, by indulging in Cinco de Mayo themed art making and libations! Registration of $25 for members and $35 for not-yet-members covers one drink ticket which can be redeemed at Sono café, as well as a bisque-fired Calavera sugar skull which you can customize to take home. Guided instruction by one of our fantastic educators and paint will be provided. Dress for mess, but stay to play!

Click the image below to register.

Questions? Contact Jessica Hatfield: 813-421-8385 or jessica.hatfield@tampamuseum.org


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:

Terror and Triumph: Lion Attacks from Greece to Rome, by Dr. Claire L. Lyons, Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum
Thursday, March 23, 6:30p reception, 7:00p lecture, followed by Q&A in gallery
This lecture will explore the intense portrayal of a lion assaulting its prey on the Roman sarcophagus now on view at the Tampa Museum of Art, tracing its ancestry back to a celebrated lion and horse group in the Capioline Museum (Rome) and through a long tradition of feline combats in ancient Greek and Roman art. RSVP to Michele.Laws@tampamuseum.org

Roman Sarcophagi, by Professor Michael Koortbojian, Princeton University
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30p reception, 7:00p lecture, followed by Q&A in gallery
RSVP to Michele.Laws@tampamuseum.org

Image: Strigillated Lion Sarcophagus, Roman, 260-280 AD, Marble, 24-1/2 x 67 X 27 in., (62.23 x 170.18 x 68.58 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Phil Berg Collection , Image courtesy of Stefan Hagen, New York, for Robert Haber & Associates.


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, March 16, 12p Meet Curator, Joanna Robotham, in the galleries for a quick look at the contemporary artists featured in Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

Thursday, April 13, 12:30p Meet Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Seth Pevnick, in the galleries for a quick look at the relationship between Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present and the Museum’s antiquities collection.

Thursday, May 11, 12:30p Meet Curator, Joanna Robotham, in the galleries for insight into the work by contemporary Artist, Alex Katz.



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 Kenny Pages & 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.



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

Join the Museum and Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center 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 5:30 to 7:00pm

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.