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38724 US Highway 19 North
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3999
Phone: (727) 934-5781
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Arts & Museums
The Leepa Rattner Museum of Art is situated on the campus of St. Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs, Florida. It is one of three buildings in the 53,000 square-foot (4923 square-meter) complex and organizes varied art exhibitions throughout the year. The museum preserves paintings and modern art work by Abraham Rattner, and also showcases contemporary sculpture. Interactive tours are organized for children, students, seniors, as well as cultural trips. Overall, it is a great visit for an indulgence of contemporary art.
Safford House is a historic landmark in Tarpon Springs. This home was named after its proprietor and then Governor of Arizona Territory Anson P. K. Safford. Built in 1883, it illustrates the Victorian style of architecture and retains most of its original interiors and furnishing. Take a tour of this house museum and explore its spacious rooms, charming architecture and well-preserved family memorabilia.
One of the finest historical museum and library sites in the U.S. State of Florida stands in the name of the West Pasco Historical Society Museum and Library. It precisely sites at the New Port Richey region, and the museum displays exhibits that pertain to the Native Americans and their historical heritage.
The Plumb House stands eloquent as a monumental home site in the Clearwater city of the U.S. State of Florida. Its construction dates back to 1896. It was basically used as a paint store on the ground floor. Further, the second floor of the house stood as apartments. It currently houses the Plumb House Museum. The museum is a host to an array of vintage furnishings, photographs and historical artifacts.
Browse local and international artists work to bring home at this popular gallery. Aside from purchasing art, you can also take advantage of Linden Galleries framing and installation services.
One hundred and twenty acres of lush gardens, natural wetlands and woods make the Florida Botanical Gardens a unique place to spend the day. Themed gardens, such as the Patio Garden with waterfall, Herb Garden with its fragrant scents, and Sculpture Gardens are a delight to visit. Stop by the peaceful Butterfly Garden, stroll along the Tropical Walk, then cool off in the shady Bromeliad Gardens. Observe wildlife such as raccoons, turtles, great herons and bald eagles along with numerous species, many of which are endangered. Enjoy works of art displayed throughout the gardens provided by the Gulf Coast Museum of Art.
If you are a vintage car enthusiast, then the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum is a must on your itinerary when visiting the city. Opened in 2005, their collection is a range of automobiles from the 1920s through to the 1930s that were known for their engineering marvel. These cars were the pioneers of that era that set a trend for the future of vehicles. It features cars from all across the world such as the E from France, Tatra T87 from Czechoslovakia, DKW Meisterklasse from Germany and the American Ruxton.
For over 31 years, Nuance Galleries has provided Tampa residents and visitors to the bay area with a plethora of fine art created by both local and international artists. All of the original works of art on display cover a wide range in style and choice of medium. Traditional, classic, contemporary, futuristic, and innovative artwork is available using watercolors, oils, serigraphs, and lithographs. Nuance Galleries has scheduled events during the year. For your personal artwork or keepsake, the in-house staff offers custom framing using the highest quality materials to protect your treasure.
Established in 1979, this museum houses more than 4,500 objects in its permanent collection and exhibits the largest collection of Greek and Roman antiquities in the Southeast. The Center Gallery displays themed exhibitions from the permanent collection. For a look at 19th and 20th century sculpture set against the backdrop of the Hillsborough River, visit the Terrace Gallery. Stroll through the Outdoor Courtyard featuring contemporary sculptures, fountains and bronze work. For gifts, books, children's items or home accessories, stop by the museum store.
Located in downtown Tampa across the river from the University of Tampa and near Riverwalk, the Glazer Children's Museum provides plenty of fun and entertainment for children. The museum offers a full range of games, workshops and interactive exhibits. Craft activities, story time, parades, and fun fitness and aerobics are just a few of the daily programs accessible to children. Monthly events are scheduled with special themes, guests, face painting, demonstrations and exhibits designed just for kids. Food, snacks and beverages are available at the Tiny Bites Café.
Walk the corridors of the Tampa Bay Hotel, now a museum and a National Historic Landmark, and experience a stroll through time when exquisite art, elegant furnishings and opulent grandeur conveyed the image of the Gilded Age. Built in 1891, the hotel, with its Moorish architecture and spiraling minarets, was created as a resort for the rich and affluent. Reservations needed for groups of 10 or more. Parking is free in front of the building and in a nearby parking garage.
Built by enthusiastic locals, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a non-profit museum that strives to promote photographic talent. Local, regional as well as international photographers' works have been displayed here. Interactive Workshops, lectures and educational programs designed for both adults as well as children are also organized on a regular basis. Take some time out of your schedule to view some incredible photos, which are on display here.