The Tampa Museum of Art offers teachers opportunities to connect art to the classroom with a variety of events, student exhibitions, and school group tours. The Museum’s objective is to provide teachers with the means to make the Museum an extension of the classroom.

K-12 School Tours

Docent-led, k-12 tours focus on connecting students with the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions with students’ classroom curriculum and inspiring an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.

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College and University Tours

College and university faculty are encouraged to bring their classes to the Museum. Faculty may teach in the galleries or schedule a docent-led tour for their class. Museum tours and gallery class discussions must be scheduled two weeks in advance of a visit.

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Student Exhibitions

The Tampa Museum of Art is proud to host a number of student exhibitions throughout the school year. The exhibitions highlight the young talent we have in the Tampa Bay area, from elementary to high school. We invite educators to submit their students’ works whenever appropriate.

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Teacher Previews

Everyone loves a night at the Museum.

Our teacher preview events showcase our upcoming or newly opened exhibitions and allow teachers to determine how each exhibition can complement their lesson plans. All Hillsborough County public and private school teachers are invited. Educators will receive a reception with light bites and a cash bar, an overview of current exhibitions by the Education Curator, free admission to the galleries, a chance to meet some of our skilled docents, and 10% off at the Museum Store on the night of the event.

Upcoming Teacher Preview:

May 16, 2019, 5pm — 7:00pm

August 29th, 2019, 5pm-7:00pm

The events are free for teachers, but reservations are required. Private school teachers should respond by email at least one week before each event. Hillsborough County Public School teachers should respond to Erin Saladino, Art Supervisor, K-12, Hillsborough County Public Schools.

Educator Resources

Use the Museum as an extension of your classroom with our teacher-created lesson plans and our extensive guide to field trip planning.

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