The museum focuses on antiquities and modern and contemporary art and photography, and new media.
The exterior of the Museum building (2010) features a part of the Museum’s permanent collection, Sky (Tampa) by Leo Villareal. This installation of programmable LED lights, 45-ft high and 300-ft long, showcases movement and light in a sequencing of patterns of flash, fade, trail and color. At night, the color and light show is reflected on the adjacent water.
Highlights the Tampa Museum’s unique holdings in ancient and contemporary glass
25 works indicative of Abstract Expressionism in Post-World War II art
Displaying work from influential artists associated with the rise of American abstraction
Showcases the museum's holdings of 20th-century photography
Portfolio of 16 photogravures, features photographs of found vignettes or objects
explores the artist’s distinct iconography
100 photographic works by leading artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries
100 works represent the institution’s collecting history and mission.