Tampa & St. Petersburg Art Museums
Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement
355 4th Street • St. Petersburg
The only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the American Arts & Crafts movement. Founded by local philanthropist and collector Rudy Ciccarello, the five-story museum features stunning architecture and incredible works of art, light fixtures, windows, fireplaces, and more. The Arts and Crafts movement spread across America from approximately 1890-1930, espousing simplicity in design, honesty in materials, hand craftsmanship, and depicting the natural world in an industrial age. Museum exhibits feature furniture, pottery, tiles, lighting, textiles, photography, fine arts, woodblocks, and metalwork by the most important artists and studios of the movement, including Gustav Stickley, Charles Rohlfs, Frank Lloyd Wright, Tiffany Studios, William Grueby, Newcomb Pottery, Margaret Patterson, Greene & Greene.
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
150 Central Avenue • St. Petersburg
The Museum showcases art depicting the peoples, landscapes, and history of the American West, and wildlife of the world with more than 400 works of art including paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and artifacts by 20th and 21st century artists. The Museum’s collection features many early 20th century works by Western art pioneers and contemporary figurative Western paintings, created since 1980, as well as recent works by living Native American artists from the Southwest. Additionally, there are works featuring depictions of wildlife from around the world.
1 Dali Boulevard • St. Petersburg
The Museum celebrates the life and work of modern master, Salvador Dalí, one of the most influential and innovative artists in history, and features works from his entire career. The collection includes over 2,400 works from every era and in every medium of his creative life, including oil paintings, original drawings, book illustrations, prints, sculpture, photographs, manuscripts and an extensive archive of documents. Using artificial intelligence-based technology, ‘Dalí Lives’ creates an uncanny, lifelike version of the artist’s likeness, allowing visitors the opportunity to learn about his life and art by interacting with the artist himself on a series of screens throughout the Museum.
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
1630 E. 7th Avenue Ybor • Tampa
Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting important historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. Located in the Waterfront Arts District in Rivergate Plaza’s Cube, a soaring six-story atrium acclaimed as one of the most impressive interior spaces on the west coast of Florida. The exhibition, Masters of Black & White III features photographs from the museum’s permanent collection and contributions from private collections, including works by Joel Meyerowitz, Larry Fink, Berenice Abbott, and Alen MacWeeney.
Cornelia Corbett Center • 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza • Tampa
Founded in 1920, the Museum hosts exhibitions that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art, housing one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. The permanent collection also includes sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more. The Museum features the 14,000 square-foot LED installation of Leo Villareal’s ‘Sky (Tampa)’ in the south facade and Jaume Plensa’s 23-foot tall cast iron sculpture in front of the north facade. On view thru the spring and summer is the exhibition, ‘Taking Pictures: Women of Independent Spirit,’ celebrating the anonymous women who shaped the evolution of ‘found photography.’
Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg
255 Beach Drive NE • St. Petersburg
The Museum has an encyclopedic collection of art from around the globe and across the centuries, with more than 18,000 works extending from antiquity to the present. The collection includes works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Auguste Rodin, Kehinde Wiley, Jacob Lawrence, and others, as well as ancient Greek and Roman, Asian, African, Art of the Americas and Native American art. The Museum’s photographic collection is one of the largest and most significant in the Southeast.
University of South Florida • 3821 USF Holly Drive • Tampa
The Museum showcases significant exhibitions of contemporary art by important emerging national and international artists from Florida, the United States, and around the world, including Africa, Europe, and Latin America. The Museum’s permanent collection comprises more than 5,000 modern works of art. The exhibition, ‘Rico Gatson: Visible Time” will feature a kaleidoscopic, life-size image of Zora Neale Hurston, author, anthropologist, filmmaker, and Floridian. It will will also showcase paintings and works on paper, as well as a mini-survey of videos, by the multimedia artist.
Morean Art Center, 720 Central Avenue • St. Petersburg
A dazzling, permanent collection of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s unique work. The first installation of Chihuly art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. The Collection is marked at the entrance by an iconic 20-foot sculpture created especially for the site. The Collection includes Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier, created specifically for the Collection, as well as several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians and Tumbleweeds.