Located on the campus of St. Petersburg College, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is modern and contemporary art museum housing works by abstract expressionist artist Abraham Rattner and his early 20th-century contemporaries including Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Marc Chagall and others.
In 2010, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art expanded its scope to include much of the permanent collection of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, which closed in 2009. This collection of 275 objects ranges from landscape paintings by noted 19th century American artist George Inness to contemporary photography by Clyde Butcher. The Gulf Coast Museum of Art Collection includes paintings, sculptures, mixed media works, fine art crafts and works on paper, primarily by 20th and 21st century artists from Florida and the southeastern United States.
Through donations LRMA’s holdings in photography, prints, fine art crafts, as well as in painting and sculpture have expanded since 2002.
The award-winning building houses the collection in an interior resembling the bow of a ship with large skylights sweeping toward the rafters of the building, a tribute to the seafaring industries of the area.