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New Exhibition Spaces Open for Tampa Museum of Art’s Centennial Renovation Celebration

The Tampa Museum of Art celebrated the conclusion of its renovation, wrapping up Phase 1 of WEISS/MANFREDI’s centennial renovation and expansion of the museum, which began mid-2021. The new spaces include the transformation of underused storage rooms into the Vinik Family Education Center as well as seven new galleries, expanding the museum's exhibition and collection space from 14,800 square feet to more than 43,000 square feet. The lobby of the existing building has been remodeled into a sculpture atrium, making art the focus of the visitor experience immediately upon entering the building. A new transparent façade surrounds the first floor of the Museum, allowing the community to experience the Museum’s mission 365 days a year.

"The Renovation Celebration marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Tampa Museum of Art," said Michael Tomor, the Tampa Museum of Art's Penny and Jeff Vinik Executive Director. "With our expanded exhibition and education spaces, we are thrilled to be able to showcase the diverse work of so many talented artists and offer more programming to our visitors. We look forward to continuing to represent the vibrant community that we serve."

Phase 2 will expand the museum by another 55,000 square feet, creating a series of interconnected multifunctional spaces that triple the event space and includes a 150-seat auditorium, an art lounge, and a rooftop terrace.

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The renovation and expansion will reinforce the museum's commitment to the arts and forge new engagements with the growing Tampa community.