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Southeast Museum of Photography

The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibits, collects, preserves, and interprets photography to facilitate teaching and learning at Daytona State College, and enhances the community's understanding and appreciation of culture, history, art and photography.

Daytona Beach, FL
Region(s): Central
County: Volusia
Type(s): Art

St. Petersburg Museum of History

For nearly a century, the St. Petersburg Museum of History has shared the stories of the Sunshine City with residents and visitors alike. The repository of the City's artifacts and archives, the St. Petersburg Museum of History prides itself on being a Florida history teaching facility.

St. Petersburg, FL
Region(s): Central Southwest
County: Pinellas
Type(s): History

Tampa Museum of Art

Founded in 1920, the Tampa Museum of Art inspires the residents of the Tampa Bay region and others around the world by providing engaging exhibitions and innovative educational programs that emphasize ancient, modern and contemporary art. As the Tampa Museum of Art nears its 100th anniversary, its exhibitions in part will focus on the breadth of the institution’s growing permanent collection. The Museum houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. As one of the region’s largest museums devoted to the art of our time, the Museum’s collection also embraces sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more. With a 14,000 square-foot LED installation of Leo Villareal’s Sky (Tampa) illuminating the south façade and the Museum’s 23-foot tall cast iron sculpture Laura with Bun by Jaume Plensa silhouetted in front of the north façade, the Tampa Museum of Art stands as an iconic landmark of downtown Tampa. Year-round creative classes offered both on-site and at various locations throughout Hillsborough County provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to discover new skills and learn different art-making techniques. The Museum brings together local, national and international artists and scholars to inspire visitors to take part in exhibitions and art discourse through lectures, tours, and community partnerships. While shopping for unique exhibition-related objects at the Museum Store or enjoying handcrafted meals, coffee, and gelato at the Riverwalk Cafe at TMA, visitors can take in the views of Tampa’s scenic riverfront and see why the Museum also serves as one of Tampa’s premier venues for special private events. Located in the heart of downtown, next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Tampa’s Riverwalk, the Tampa Museum of Art leads as both a cultural institution and a community museum dedicated to celebrating the diversity of its home city.

Tampa, FL
Region(s): Central
County: Hillsborough
Type(s): Art

Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum (Tarpon Arts)

The Heritage Museum is located at the heart of Tarpon Springs, in shady Craig Park overlooking Spring Bayou. The serene waters of the Bayou attracted the town’s very first settlers, and many wealthy northerners of the late 19th century later built their winter homes on this “Golden Crescent." A permanent interactive exhibit, “The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs” explores the history and culture of the Greek community, including domestic traditions, foodways, religion, and celebrations. It also includes a special focus on the sponge industry and other maritime traditions, as well as music and dance. A Greek Arts Kiosk features examples of music, video and photos of local and Greek traditions and festivals. The exhibit was created in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Tour groups will enjoy exploring the exhibit and talks by local experts can be arranged in advance. The ecology wing features the large-scale murals of Tarpon Springs artist Christopher Still. The murals are fine giclee reproductions of the series that hangs in the chambers of Florida House of Representatives, and tell the story of the state’s vivid history. Each of the murals contains many symbolic elements that introduce the people and events that shaped Florida’s history from 16th century European discovery to modern times.

Tarpon Springs, FL
Region(s): Central
County: Pinellas
Type(s): History

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Winter Park, FL
Region(s): Central
County: Orange
Type(s): Art Other

USF Contemporary Art Museum

The primary mission of the USF Contemporary Art Museum is to bring to the University and the Tampa Bay community vital, investigative and scholarly contemporary exhibitions, while simultaneously contributing to the dialogue within the international arts community by organizing exhibitions, producing relevant catalogues, scheduling critically significant traveling exhibitions and by underwriting experimental projects of artists emerging on the national and the international fronts.

Tampa, FL
Region(s): Central
County: Hillsborough
Type(s): Art

Valiantaircommand, Inc.

Warbird Air Museum with 45 + aircraft on display in 3 hangars ranging from WWI to Dessert Storm and 2 memorabilia rooms with 1000s of artifacts on display.

Titusville, FL
Region(s): Central
County: Brevard
Type(s): History

Winter Garden Heritage Foundation

The Foundation operates a History Research and Education Center, a Gift Shop and Visitors' Center, and two museums in Winter Garden's Downtown Historic District.

Winter Garden, FL
Region(s): Central
County: Orange
Type(s): History

Ybor City Museum State Park

The museum, housed in the historic Ferlita Bakery, traces the rich cultural history of Ybor City and the cigar making industry. The museum has self-guided exhibits, with written and audio information, and a video presentation. La Casita, a restored cigar worker's house, is open for viewing 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Guided tours are available Wednesday through Sunday.

Tampa, FL
Region(s): Central
County: Hillsborough
Type(s): Historic Home History Park

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