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“Huge Building Tiny Collection”

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Ranked #97 of 197 things to do in Tampa
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

The museum was house in a huge beautiful 4 story cube building. But the collection could fit in a two bedrooms. There was two exhibits, one was snapshots submitted by guest, with no theme. The other was of one artist who mounted this images on great big sheets of metal. Presentation was great, but the content was casual snapshots of his family, something grandma with no training would of done. I also agree with another review, I have much better photographs in my collection. I am so glad I didn't pay the donation fee in the front.

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

No entry fee - suggested donations. Small photographic museum with good Tampa area historical photos and a meaningful Holocoust survivor exhibit. A worthwhile diversion.

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

What a waste of time. I have a better collection in my studio. This was a big disappointment.
You will see a better collection at the Ringling museum

2  Thank A1Photographer
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We visited this gallery following on from our visit to the Tampa Bay History Center. They were exhibiting 'Tampa Bay Gangsters, Pirates & Cigars', a series of old historical photo's documenting life in Old Tampa. The Cube as it is known is a lovely building, but just seems very underutilized & such a waste of open spaces! No entrance fee but they do suggest a donation of $10 per person. Unless there's something you really want to see I wouldn't bother.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

I visited this museum today and found it to be sub-standard. It is located in a beautiful building, but the building is a large glass cube and even though there were some shades hung to try to decrease the reflection, it was impossible to view the photographs without distracting glare.

It is a very small museum and the current special exhibition highlighted Frida Kahlo, but as it turned out it was not her work, but photographs of her, some with Diego Riviera.

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