Centennial Renovation Phase

The Tampa Musuem of Art’s current building, designed by San Francisco architect Stanley Saitowitz, opened in 2010. In 2017 as part of its strategic plan, the Museum embarked on a Campaign to renovate and expand the Museum due to the overwhelming growth of the Tampa Bay region. In 2018, architects Weiss/Manfredi were hired to design the improvements to the Museum and a campaign began.

In 2020, amid the throws of a pandemic, and with enough private funding in place to begin the Renovation portion, the board of trustees and foundation directors decided to move forward with the Renovation plans as they continued to raise funds for the full expansion. The $15 million dollar Renovation phase was completed in 2023 and construction documents are now complete for the Expansion. As soon as funding is in place for the additional $95 million dollar expansion, a ground-breaking will commence.

Renovation Completed
April 2023
Renovated Space
25,000 sq.ft.
within a 69,000 sq. ft. building
$15 Million

Major Features

Vinik Family Education Center

The new 8,000 SF Vinik Family Education Center includes three new classrooms dedicated to ceramics, multi-media, and digital arts, a flexible family classroom and regional gallery space, a docent lounge, a kiln room and lobby with a secure entrance, which will allow the Museum to almost quadruple the number of child, teen and adult students it serves per year from 14,000 to 63,000 students through programs including tours, camps, classes, outreach and more!

Galleries and Art Storage

The renovation boasts seven additional galleries, one of which will be outfitted for multi-media experiences. The Museum’s now fifteen total galleries allow for a broadened scope of exhibition content as well as an increase in the number of exhibitions on view throughout the year. As part of the realignment of space, the architects also designed a more efficient art storage system to house the Museum’s 8,000+ collection of objects

Ground Floor Galleries

The lobby of the existing building has been remodeled into a sculpture atrium and gallery, allowing visitors to see art immediately upon entering or passing by the building. Visitors to the downtown area along Curtis Hixon Park and the Riverwalk are now able to see art on display by walking along the museum’s terraces.

Renovated Façade, Museum Store & Lobby

The new transparent façade surrounding the first floor of the building permits the community to experience the Museum’s mission 365 days a year without even stepping inside. This new façade, along with the expanded Museum store and redesigned West Lobby, align with an important initiative of the Centennial Campaign to increase both visibility and accessibility to the Tampa Museum of Art.