I had visited this museum once in the early 2000s and May 2013. The first time was a freezing day and I was alone, looking for something to do. This last time, it was extremely hot and a busy weekend and it seemed like the only thing that should be done! I went with my partner on a romantic weekend trip. As it was a holiday weekend, the museum unpleasantly noisy until we were some one the only people left inside. And then a wedding crowd came in and loud music started! Luckily, we were about to leave at that point. The museum had changed little since my last visit. The collection isn't very large, but I appreciate the variety very much. There are rooms grouped by culture, time period. There are clay pieces from the beginnings of civilization to modern paintings. I have favorites from most rooms, one imported room itself is even a favorite. I tend to be more interested in paintings, but I liked the sculptural pieces most. I think that this is the strongest area, greatest focus of the museum. Go to the site for a good idea of what they have. http://fine-arts.org/fine-arts-permanent-collection/ If one is in the Tampa bay area for art, I recommend Ringling for a stronger painting collection, but this is close in quality. It's also less fatiguing--most slow paced viewers could take 2 hours (But I could do 3 and enjoy seating areas), and it costs a bit less!