[December 21, 2020 – Tampa, FL] The Tampa Museum of Art (TMA) received a $255,158 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support expanded and enhanced museum programming over two years.
“This IMLS grant will allow us to extend its existing art therapy-informed interventions online and expand virtual engagement opportunities to families participating in the Museums for All program,” said TMA Penny and Jeff Vinik Executive Director Dr. Michael Tomor.
Through the work of the Digital Media Producer funded by the IMLS grant, TMA will extend its existing art therapy-informed interventions online and expand virtual engagement opportunities to families participating in the Museums for All program. Primary project components will include art therapy-informed in-gallery conversations between parents and children, take-home art supplies and online videos for extended learning, and online engagement for families unable to visit the museum’s downtown campus.
The IMLS grant will also fund the development of arts education curriculum materials as part of TMA’s partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools. Teachers wishing to participate in TMA’s programs can find more information at TampaMuseum.org/Learn/Educators.
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. 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 permanent collection also embraces sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more.
New online programs add to the year-round studio art classes, lectures, and tours that provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to discover new perspectives and learn different art-making techniques. Likewise, through unique community partnerships, the Museum offers outreach programs that provide art therapy interventions and meaningful modes of self-expression to vulnerable segments of the population.
Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, next to the 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.
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.