A Special Evening with Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges

April 28, 2015

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Hear civil rights icon Ruby Bridges share her remarkable story that inspired both the nation and Norman Rockwell. On November 14, 1960, a six-year-old girl named Ruby Bridges made history. Flanked by armed federal marshals, she braved angry mobs of people and did the unthinkable in New Orleans at the time... she was the first African-American child to integrate one of the area’s all-white schools. Three years later, Norman Rockwell painted her story in The Problem We All Live With, a work that would become an iconic piece of American art.

A book signing with Bridges will follow the lecture.
Please arrive early to view the exhibition prior to the lecture. Open seating begins at 6:30pm

Presented by Wells Fargo

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Family Day - Isthmian Games

May 2, 2015

On Saturday, May 2nd, we will be holding our Isthmian Family Day (in honor of Poseidon).May 2 Family Day
We welcome all families to attend and will have Pay-as-you will admission 11:00-5:00
Drop in tours 12 & 1p
Art Spot 11a-2:00p
Story telling with Dr. Seth Pevnick 2p
12:00-3:00 (what type of stories?)
USF theater student performance 12- 3pm
Outside games and activities
Sono Cafe samplings
Join Us on May 2nd

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Pride & Passion 2015

May 16, 2015

Event tickets include:

Hors d'oeuvres from Anise Global Gastrobar, Bamboozle Cafe, Justhai, Timpano Italian Chophouse

Desserts by Piquant Epicure & Cuisine

Signature Tito's Vodka & Tanduay Asian Rum Cocktails

Surprise Entertainment

Private Gallery Access includes the exhibition American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

One-year Museum membership

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Pride & Passion 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

May 16, 2015

Make a Difference. Be a Pride Sponsor
4 event tickets + 2 tickets to our private Sponsor Party
1 year Sustainer Museum membership ($125 value)
4 free Museum admission passes to give as gifts
Name recognition at event and on Museum website
Tax deductible donation (consult your advisor)
$1,000 Donation

Upgrade Your Experience. Be a Passion Sponsor
2 event tickets + 2 tickets to our private Sponsor Party
1 year Household Museum membership ($80 value)
2 free Museum admission passes to give as gifts
Name recognition at event and on Museum website
Tax deductible donation (consult your advisor)
$500 Donation

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Downtown Tampa Market

Every 3rd Sunday of the month visit the Downtown Tampa Market Located at the plaza just north of the Rivergate Building at 400 N. Ashley Drive (next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park), 10a-3p. Go local and support local farmers, producers and artisans.  Live music weekly. Get Info

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Art Spot

December 27, 2014–October 3, 2014

art spot logo sm1Every Saturday the Museum offers a free drop-in art program from 11a – 2p. Come and let your children explore their creativity by creating an art project. No registration required.

This week's Art Spot project is Color Collage.  The exhibition Renoir to Chagall inspires these torn paper collages which create color themed landscapes.

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Monday Meditation at the Museum

What is the best way to relax after a long day of work? Especially a long Monday at work?meditation

Join the Museum and Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center for a short after work meditation class.  This is a perfect way to step away from the loud, fast paced world and learn to reduce your stress for the rest of the week.  The classes consist of guided meditations, a talk and discussion.  They are suitable for everyone from beginners to those with more experience in meditation.  Each class is self-contained, although you are welcome to attend the whole course.  Come rejuvenate your mind by joining us at the Tampa Museum of Art.  The classes are held in the Museum's beautiful space and in nearby Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Mondays 5:30 to 7pm.  No Registration Required.  Cost per class is $10 per person.

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Drop In Docent Tours

Join us for weekly docent-led tours of our new Norman Rockwell exhibition, every Sunday at 1pm! No pre-registration or RSVP required – simply “drop in” for an informative tour.

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14th Congressional Student Art Exhibition

2015 Next Generation & 14th Congressional District High School Art Exhibition on view in the Saunders Gallery: April 12 - April 26Jairo Argueta_2_14th Congress_2014

This annual high school art exhibition features exemplary work created by high school students throughout Hillsborough County and the 14th Congressional District. Students compete for two top prizes, the Museum Choice Award and the Congressional Choice Award. The artwork selected for the Congressional Choice Award will represent the 14th Congressional District in the Congressional High School Art Competition, which hangs in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year. Additionally, the recipient of this award receives a prestigious scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Awards Ceremony in June 2015.

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Hillsborough Art Education Association Members’ Show

Hillsborough Art Education Association (HAEA) Member Exhibition on view in the Golding Scher Classroom: April 12-April 26.

Hillsborough Art Education Association is a nonprofit member organization that supports and empowers art teachers to engage and enrich the lives of our community and the next generation through art.  Hillsborough Art Education Association supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, diverse public engagement, lifelong learning through art and the strengthening of community. It does so through advocacy, grants, exhibits, workshops and special events such as the annual art awards celebration.

Hillsborough Art Education Association members use the process of personal art making for research, experimentation and self-expression. It is important for art teachers to have a reflective conversation with many different types of art materials in order for them to help students understand the process of making art.

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