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Address: 6600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: 813-274-8130
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: This museum's impressive collection includes contemporary art as well as...
This museum's impressive collection includes contemporary art as well as Greek and Roman antiquities.
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Excellent Norman Rockwell exhibit

The Art Gallery itself is not very big but it is big on quality. The Norman Rockwell exhibit is no exception. An extensive array of original art works. Most were done for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Valrico, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This museum like the Dali in St. Pete, gives the impression that there is a bigger collection on display than you will see. There is basically a large gallery with a permanent collection and a traveling exhibit. For the money St. Petersburg Art Museum is better.

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Valrico, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Art Gallery itself is not very big but it is big on quality. The Norman Rockwell exhibit is no exception. An extensive array of original art works. Most were done for the Saturday Evening Post, later called simply POST. It takes you from the beginning of his career to the end. Guided tours available but we took our own.... More 

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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I enjoyed the exhibits at theTampa Art Museum and a delicious, leisurely lunch on the patio overlooking the river. The exhibits are on the second floor. There were ancient Mediterranean artifacts ranging from about 3000 BC to 300 AD. Very nice. From the museum's permanent collection there was Picturing Land and Sea. I enjoyed the range of paintings featured in... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I'm from Massachusetts and even I had not seen some of these paintings out of his private collection. 323 Post Covers. Everything was WOW! I did see someone state the staff was "stocking". This could be an under statement. They sorely need training. Perhaps the people at Ringling would be nice enough to school them in security??

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Indian Shores, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell is a must see for those who love Americana. He was never one of my favorite artists but to see his work in the flesh is an eye opener. The most poignant for me was 'Problem We All Live With' and still is relevant today. Rockwell surely had a sense of humor as... More 

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Naples, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The building is beautiful. The permanent collection is small and in need of a wealthy benefactor. The food at Sonos was tasty and interesting, but its too bad the staff here is so unprofessional. The staff at Sonos really didn't seem to know what they were doing and the guards in the museum were stalkers! I am not kidding, one... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Beautiful architecture, quaint gift shop, small permanent collection, wonderful Norman Rockwell exhibit, fun music, and great place for kids to make some art!! Very inexpensive!!

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have brought my young children and other family members here twice and both visits were stellar. Wonderful open and modern building. Allot about an hour to tour - it isn't a huge museum. Great views of the river and Univ of Tampa. Wonderful City playground next door makes for an easy picnic. We saw the Poseidon and Impressionist exhibits... More 

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Plant City, Florida, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We've been to this museum several times and again today. Their permanent collection isn't very impressive to us (We've been to the Louvre in Paris, British museums and large ones in Chicago etc) but Tampa does pretty good for its size. They do it be featuring various traveling exhibits. We Loved the Eastman photography from then and now, and we... More 

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Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I saw a very good Norman Rockwell exhibit and the docent who led the tour was exceptionally good. The outdoor cafe was also excellent. The Saturday I was there was a family friendly day, and children were making art on easels in the lobby. So dear. It's a small museum, but very much worth an afternoon visit.

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