100 Years of Cultural Leadership and Community Impact Award
Tampa, Fla. (June 15, 2020) – Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (“Tampa Bay BCA”) (“TBBCA”) is pleased to announce the Tampa Museum of Art will be honored with the “100 Years of Cultural Leadership and Community Impact Award”.
“TBBCA was founded on the belief that communities can be transformed and business generated through arts and culture,” said Stephen Gay, President of TBBCA Board of Directors. “TBBCA is proud to recognize Tampa Museum of Art for its cultural leadership and community impact.”
“Tampa Museum of Art in itself has been a critical driver for our city’s urban regeneration and economic growth,” remarked Adam Unger, TBBCA board director and co-chair of Impact Awards. “The 2020 Impact Award to Tampa Museum of Art on the occasion of its centennial is an opportunity to highlight the evolution and success of one of Tampa Bay’s most vital economic engines and cultural assets.”
“Tampa Museum of Art’s important core collection of Greek and Roman antiquities and contemporary and modern art forms the foundation for an ever-expanding range of programming and activities,” said Dr. Michael Tomor, the Executive Director. “Through our curation of world-class exhibitions, educational offerings and outreach, connections with medical professionals and caregivers, and partnerships with Tampa Bay’s universities and businesses, the museum is committed to the highest standards of excellence in driving positive value.”
Enrique Crespo, who serves on both TBBCA and Tampa Museum of Art boards added, “As the museum continues to attract unprecedented numbers of visitors and diverse participation growth, it will strengthen the social fabric of our community and serve current and future generations.”
About the Tampa Museum of Art
Founded in 1920, the Tampa Museum of Art inspires the residents of the Tampa Bay region and others around the world by providing engaging exhibitions and innovative educational programs that emphasize ancient, modern and contemporary art. As the Tampa Museum of Art celebrates its 100th anniversary, its exhibitions, in part, will focus on the breadth of the institution’s growing permanent collection.
The Museum houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. As one of the region’s largest museums devoted to the art of our time, the Museum’s collection also embraces sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more. With a 14,000 square-foot LED installation of Leo Villareal’s Sky (Tampa) illuminating the south façade and the Museum’s 23-foot tall cast iron sculpture Laura with Bun by Jaume Plensa silhouetted in front of the north façade, the Tampa Museum of Art stands as an iconic landmark of downtown Tampa.
New online programs add to the year-round creative classes offered on-site and at various locations throughout Hillsborough County. The Museum’s art education programming provides children, teens, and adults with opportunities to discover new skills and learn different art-making techniques. The Museum brings together local, national and international artists and scholars to inspire visitors to take part in exhibitions and art discourse through lectures, tours, and community partnerships.
Located in the heart of downtown, next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Tampa’s Riverwalk, the Tampa Museum of Art leads as both a cultural institution and a community museum dedicated to celebrating the diversity of its home city.
General Hours and Information
Tampa Museum of Art is open Monday- Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The Museum’s phone number is (813) 274-8130, and the website is TampaMuseum.org. The Museum’s address is 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza. Tampa, FL 33602.
Founded in 1989, Tampa Bay BCA is one of the national Business Committees for the Arts, and proud member of the private sector network and national pARTnership Movement of Americans for the Arts. TBBCA’s mission is to unite businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community – “The arts are good for business, and business is good for the arts”. The annual Impact Awards benefit TBBCA programs. For information contact TBBCA Executive Director 813-221-2787 www.tbbca.org