Expanding Our Education Space

One of the Centennial Renovation and Expansion’s goals is to expand the presence and visibility of the Tampa Museum of Art’s education outreach. To enhance the Museum’s growing education program, the renovation repurposes the existing southeast corner on the ground level into the new education wing. This redesign entailed extending the ground floor to the east, adding approximately 1,700 square feet, to create a new education entry lobby. This welcoming new lobby, located directly adjacent to the school bus drop-off location, provides easy access for students.

Repurposing the previously existing storage rooms into four new classrooms and a lounge allows multiple classes to take place simultaneously. A transparent glazing system at the façade amplifies the education program’s visibility from Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the Glazier’s Children’s Museum. By designing these classrooms to facilitate specific class types, such as multi-media, family programs, and sculpture, the new Vinik Family Education Center enables the Museum to further its engagement with Tampa’s diverse community.

New Classrooms Opened
Summer 2022
Current Education Space
8,000 sq. ft.
Students Served
14,000 per year and growing!
Expanding Education Opportunities at the Tampa Museum of Art