TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART TO RENOVATE EXHIBITION AND EDUCATION SPACES
JANUARY 14, 2021- The Tampa Museum of Art Foundation announced today that it is embarking on an ambitious renovation of the museum this spring, increasing exhibition space and education facilities to accommodate growing community partnerships and allow more hands-on, up-close experiences for students and adults. The design team is led by WEISS/MANFREDI with construction and infrastructure oversight by Skanska USA's Tampa office.
"This right-sizing of our facilities is part of a long-term strategic plan to meet the needs of our prolific community partnerships and education programs," said Michael Tomor, Ph.D., the Penny and Jeff Vinik Executive Director of the Tampa Museum of Art. "We are thrilled that our board and community are still investing in the museum and making our continued growth possible."
Construction will begin in early May and is expected to last until June 2022.The education department will be expanded to a 10,000-sq-ft Education Center and feature new, expanded student exhibition spaces. Areas that are now occupied by administrative and curatorial storage functions will be renovated to include lecture rooms, classrooms, and artist workspaces. A new Docent Lounge will allow volunteers and staff to meet in a designated area to plan programs and get instruction from staff about exhibitions and the permanent collection. Renovations will also free up space for enhanced exhibition gallery spaces, state-of-the-art storage and maintenance methods, and an expanded gallery for multimedia projections and more kinetic exhibitions. Click here to read more.