(June 26, 2013 – Tampa, FL) – The Tampa Museum of Art announces the launch of Celebrating our Heroes, a series of special events throughout the year that recognize commitment to our country through Military Appreciation Days.
Museum Executive Director Todd D. Smith remarked, “We look forward to developing programs that connect the Museum to our local military. Without the sacrifice and dedication of our armed forces that preserve our freedom, liberties such as the enjoyment of art would not be possible. The Museum’s Military Appreciation Day series celebrates our heroes.”
On these special event days, the Museum will offer free admission to all military, veterans, and their families. Families will enjoy special children’s programming, live entertainment, free gelato tastings, and access to the Museum’s exhibitions which are currently, Faded Elegance: Photographs of Havana by Michael Eastman; Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Art, Works from the Bank of America Collection, and Utility and Aesthetics in Ancient Art.
The first Military Appreciation Day, with support from Booz Allen Hamilton, will be held on Sunday, July 14, from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., to coincide with the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
Booz Allen Vice President Steve Moore commented, “I am proud to work for a company that supports arts and culture education in our community. In Tampa Bay, veterans and military service members are our co-workers, business partners, and neighbors. They made personal sacrifices to serve our country, and it is in that same spirit of service that Booz Allen pledges its commitment to organizations that stand ready to celebrate and support them – such as the Tampa Museum of Art.”
General Hours and Admission
The Museum opens daily at 11 a.m. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Fridays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. General admission prices are: adult $10.00; seniors, groups, military plus one guest $7.50; students $5; and children ages 6 and under free-of-charge. A-pay-what-you-will fee structure is offered every Friday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Museum’s address is 120 Gasparilla Plaza. Tampa, FL 33602.
About the Tampa Museum of Art
The Tampa Museum of Art opened its new award-winning home in 2010 with a commitment to providing innovative public programs with a strong focus on modern and contemporary art. The Museum balances a growing collection with a dynamic annual schedule of special exhibitions. It is the region’s largest museum devoted to art of our time and has built a reputation for embracing contemporary photography and new media. Leo Villareal’s Sky (Tampa) (the Museum’s 14,000-square-foot LED installation on its façade) has become an iconic image for Tampa. Since its founding in 1979, the Museum has been dedicated to providing quality education to students and adults, with more than half of its programs offered free of charge. The Museum is home to Sono Cafe, a Slow Food movement café overlooking the Hillsborough River, and has emerged as Tampa’s premiere venue for special events.