Downtown Tampa Art Museums

Downtown Tampa has a number of attractions for everyone. Today’s focus includes museums for those whom have a love for the arts.  After all,  Henry Ward Beecher once said, “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”

Did you know there are two art museums right in downtown Tampa that are in walking distance of each other. They are the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts pictured on the left, and the Tampa Museum of Art.

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a unique building located on 400 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL. It is located right next to the beautiful Curtis Hixon Park, which is located right next to the Glazer Children’s Museum.

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts revolves around the arts of life and culture.  It is a venue to show history and and current events through beautiful photography. There are collections of well-known photographers.  There are currently two exhibitions going on right now. One is showcasing a Cuban Photographer Mario Algaze. The other is a photographer named Platon.  If you have a special love for Photography, or would like to learn more about it, definitely check out this Museum.

The other art museum in downtown Tampa is the Tampa Museum of Art.  This museum is located off of Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL at the following location right next to the Straz Center of Performing Arts.

120 W. Gasparilla Plaza

Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa Museum of Art has a “Vision to create an environment for exploring new ideas and innovative experiences”.  They also have a photographic collection as the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  In addition, they have additional exhibitions for your viewing.

There are many opportunities in downtown Tampa to view the arts at these two places along with other art museums in St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Here are two especially convenient ones when you are in downtown Tampa.  If you have been to either of these museums, feel free to post pictures of your experiences.

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