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Centennial Celebration: Cheers for 100 Years


  • Saturday
  • November 7, 2020
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


  • Virtual Event FL United States


2020 isn’t canceled, and neither is the Tampa Museum of Art’s Centennial Celebration! As we social distance together, the Tampa Museum of Art invites you to a virtual celebration to honor the legacy of art and culture built throughout the years by our community of visionaries, leaders, supporters, educators, volunteers, and staff.

This November marks 100 years since a passionate community of people like you came together to inaugurate the first of hundreds of exhibitions. As the Museum and the Tampa Bay area grew, the artwork on view inspired thousands of art education programs, school tours, community outreach programs, and more. Your support has been essential to the Museum’s success year after year. In 2020 your help is needed more than ever to ensure this legacy continues to enrich our community for generations to come.

Join us on November 7th for the Tampa Museum of Art’s Centennial Celebration to cheer for 100 years. Enjoy a fun evening of virtual entertainment, with performances, stories, interviews, and reflections on a century of accomplishments. Throughout the evening, participate in our chance drawings and live auction. Presented by PNC Bank, all proceeds support the innovative exhibitions and art education programs that the Tampa Museum of Art brings our growing and diverse community.

Also, at this Centennial Celebration, the Tampa Museum of Art honors the women of the History Project Committee: Pat Carter, Margo Eure, Joan Jennewein (in memoriam), Lee Leavengood, Hatty Lenfestey, Lois Nixon, Sara Richter, Barbara Romano, and Arline Verkauf. This volunteer group of donors and supporters has spent a lifetime helping the Museum evolve from a small local arts organization to the City of Tampa’s preeminent art museum.

Hosted by The Tampa Museum of Art’s Foundation Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.

Presented By:

PNC Bank
PNC Bank is the proud supporter of the Tampa Museum of Art’s Early Childhood Education programs and TMA’s participation in Museums for All, a program granting free admission to families receiving food assistance.

Ticket Sales Have Ended:  General admission enjoys access to the virtual celebration,  a coffee table book- Tampa Museum of Art’s History: The Making of a Museum: 100 Years, 100 Works and 1 chance ticket**

*This ticket is 21+ only.

**Must be 21+ to participate in a chance drawing

Ticket Sales Have Ended


Thank you to our 2020 sponsors



Presenting  Sponsor

PNC Bank


Millennium  Sponsors

Anonymous     Vinik Family Foundation                       Kimmins Est. 1923            TMS of South Tampa Dr. Kenneth P. Pages, MD


Century  Sponsors

Caspers Company McDonalds Restaurants

Trane Air Conditioning

RMC Property Group

Skanska USA Inc

For questions or sponsorship information, please contact Bernadette Casey at Bernadette.Casey@TampaMuseum.org or 813-421-8368


Live Auction Preview:

All proceeds from the live auction support the innovative exhibitions and art education programs that the Tampa Museum of Art brings our growing and diverse community.

Bar Cart

Make Your Mark and bid on this loaded Bar Cart! Among a variety of other essential top-shelf liquors and wines, this cart features an exclusive 12-year-old “Lot B” bottle of Van Winkle Special Reserve, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky!








The Art of Cocktailing with Geoffrey Zakarian

Calling all thirsty patrons! Geoffrey Zakarian will host you virtually at his home bar to learn how to properly make 3 of his favorite signature cocktails to include the Perfect Grapefruit Margarita, a Parisian Aperol Spritz, and The Lambs Club’s Gold Rush. To fully round out the home bar experience, the winner will receive a case of Zakarian’s curated wine collection from WineInsiders.com delivered to their home along with a Zakarian Wine Opener, Aerator, and Champagne Sealer.

Details: A Zoom link will be sent to the winner for participation in the virtual demo, and it may be shared with 4 additional households of the winner’s choosing. Event to be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date. Blackout times are Holidays and December, and the auction item can be redeemed before June 1, 2021. The wine and bar accessories will be shipped during the month of November 2020.

*Photo by Eric Vitale Photography











Original Artwork by Gregory Siff

Description from Gregory Siff:
This painting, A Golden Horizon, 2020, is a vantage point overlooking a collection of past, present, and future memories. The perspective of the painting is where we stand on this celestial sphere of a planet. The “golden horizon” is the visible point where I see a positive, beautiful ray of light illuminating a new world. Love is where the earth curves and holds us together. In black and gold, the elements solidify and connect.

Gregory Siff (b. Brooklyn, New York, 1977), A Golden Horizon, 2020. Acrylic watercolor ink, and enamel on canvas. Unframed: 24″ x 48″.








Interior Design Package

“One-Room Makeover” Design Starter Package from Crespo Design Group

Tired of looking at the same room design and furniture, since being “Safer-at-home?” This exclusive package brought to you by Crespo Design Group includes 15-hours of design consultation time as well as a $2500 credit toward room furnishings and lighting from their preferred vendors list.  







Little Palm Paradise- For 2 People
23 miles north of Key West
A place so remote you can only reach it by sea-plane or boat.

Exclusive private island resort in the Florida Keys.  Under thatched roofs and framed by swaying palms, the bungalow suites await your arrival.
Visit a resort that’s so far from the usual, that it constantly wins awards for how unique it is.

  • 3 Nights in a Bungalow at Little Palm Island Resort
  • Round trip airfare from Tampa Airport to Key West
  • Ground transportation from the airport to Little Palm Ferry Station
  • Culinary Package which includes:
    • Welcome bottle of champagne
    • Full gourmet breakfast
    • 3-course lunch
    • 4-course dinner
  • $100 spa credit per person, per day

*Winners have 2 years from November 7, 2020, to use the trip. Blackouts may apply during holidays and special events. No refunds on unused portions of the culinary package. Credits must be used within designated meal periods. Alcohol not included. Subject to taxes and resort fee (includes valet parking, welcome cocktail, motor yacht transfers, fitness center access, nonalcoholic mini-bar beverages, water sport amenities, nightly turndown service, and staff gratuities.)


Chance Drawing Items:

When you buy your ticket to the event, your name is automatically put in the drawing. Throughout the course of the virtual event, you will have a chance at winning some great prizes!


Magnum of Pommery Brut Royal
The essence of the Pommery style: Liveliness, Fresh, and Finesse.

Tasting Notes:
On the eye: Pale yellow with light green accents
On the nose: it is vivacious and cheerful, fresh, easy, fine, delicate, and open. It has notes of citrus and white flowers combined with small berry notes.
On the palate: Elegant and vibrant. Initial notes of berries. The wine is round, ample, and delicate, with a nice finish. Clear endnotes without any dryness. This wine is harmonious and never grows tiresome to the palate.

Pairing: Pommery Brut Royal can be enjoyed at any time of day or night!











Enjoy an entire year of creativity and art-making with the one year TMA Studio Pass:

Become inspired by the Museum’s permanent collection and our Modern & Contemporary exhibitions on view. Learn new skills or brush up on your favorite mediums with our variety of workshops and courses. Experience our engaging small classes taught by professional teaching artists from the Tampa Bay community.

The TMA Studio pass offers unlimited registrations for one person in TMA Studio’s engaging classes for the 2021 calendar year. The pass is valid for one place per class offered by TMA Studio for one select adult or child. Adult or child must meet age restrictions for class when applicable.










Final prize to be drawn at the end of the live auction and bid from the heart:

Dinner for Four at Bern’s Steak House: Enjoy a special five-course menu for a party of four prepared by the chefs of Bern’s Steak House and paired with wines from the Bern’s Steak House cellar.

*Bern’s Steak House requires a minimum of a three-week notice to schedule this dinner. This certificate is for a one-time use and may not be split into multiple visits. The certificate will be mailed to the winner which needs to be presented the evening of your tasting. Any applicable tax and an 18% service charge are inclusive. Redemption subject to availability; holidays, Friday & Saturday nights are excluded. Other blackout dates may apply.
The certificate must be used by November 7, 2021. After that date, the certificate will expire and Bern’s Steak House will no longer honor it.