TMA Coronavirus Public Statement Regarding Health and Safety Updates

Updated 3/27/2020 4:30PM

Temporary Closure Extended

As the Tampa Museum of Art continues to monitor the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) effects in Florida, TMA has voluntarily extended its public closure beyond March 29, 2020, to help support the effort to contain and minimize the impact of this pandemic. 

Because the safety and well-being of guests, volunteers, staff, and the Tampa Bay community remain the Museum’s top priority, TMA doesn’t have a reopen date to announce at this timeThe Museum will continue reevaluating a tentative reopening date every two weeks following guidance from local, state, and federal authorities regarding measures that best promote public health.  

The temporary closure to the public includes the Museum, Museum Store, and the Riverwalk Cafe. Also, all classes and public events during the month of April will be canceled or postponed. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and support during this unprecedented time. We look forward to reopening our doors again soon and returning to our regular exhibition and art education schedule as quickly as possible” said Michael Tomor, the Penny and Jeff Vinik Executive Director of the Tampa Museum of Art. 

In the coming weeks, the Museum will be producing online content for its members and the public, including virtual tours of exhibitions, follow-along artmaking activities, and live-streamed events. Follow the Tampa Museum of Art on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube and explore the Museum’s content as it posts alongside other museums nationwide under the hashtag #MuseumFromHome 

During this time, the Museum also invites you to support it in additional ways. Click on the button below for a list of ways you can help. Museums are community anchors that provide art education for people of all ages, attract tourism to the community, and serve groups with special needs through art therapy programs. Your support now will help the Tampa Museum of Art weather this storm and continue to provide and underwrite many vital programs to the citizens of Tampa Bay.  

Ways You Can Help

For the latest information and resources from TMA about coronavirus, please continue checking this web page.

 

Pride & Passion Postponed

Updated 3/17/2020 1:00PM

Because the safety and well-being of guests, volunteers, staff, and community are the Tampa Museum of Art’s top priority, the festivities for Pride & Passion originally scheduled for April 18, 2020, will be postponed for a future date yet to be determined.

In partnership with government officials, local partnerships, and sponsors, the postponement of the 15th annual Pride & Passion celebration, presented by Wells Fargo, meets the CDC recommendation to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our Tampa Bay community.

The good news is that Pride & Passion guests now have more time to exercise their creativity and plan the perfect outfit for this year’s theme, Neon Jungle. Stay tuned for an announcement with a new date for the Tampa Museum of Art’s most popular fundraising event of the year that celebrates diversity and inclusion in Tampa Bay.

Read more about Pride & Passion

 

Media Contacts:

Nina Womeldurf, Director of Marketing and Communications, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL. Phone (813) 421-6613. E-mail: nina.womeldurf@tampamuseum.org.