Florida Museum of Photographic Art (FMoPA)
400 N. Ashley Drive, Cube 200
Tampa, FL 33602
The FLORIDA MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves, and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs to educate children and adults.
By the Yard: Cirkut Camera Photography
January – December 2017
This exhibition features panoramic images created by the Cirkut camera in the early 20th century. Many images were generously donated to the FMoPA permanent collection by collector Robert MacKay, PhD; however the exhibition also features work from the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System, as well as images on loan from the Drapkin Collection. This wide range of resources, united by the Cirkut camera medium, showcases images from daily American community life, industry, wartime, and fantastic views.
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
June 10 – September 10, 2017
This exhibition features fine-art photographs from 12 prominent female photographers, including Dorothea Lange, Mary Ellen Mark, Judy Dater and Imogen Cunningham. The featured photographers represent different eras, styles, and techniques, but they all share the same subject: men. By switching the traditional roles of the male artist and the female subject, the collection flips the male-dominated narrative of the art world and establishes an individual space for female artists.
2017 International Photography Competition
June 23 – August 18, 2017
This year, FMoPA partners with Creative Loafing to celebrate the work of photographers from all over the world. FMoPA’s 2017 International Photography Competition will be on display from June 23rd – August 18th. The works exhibited are the first, second, and third place winners from each category during the submission period.
2017 Members Show
August 25 – October 13, 2017
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will open its 2017 Members Show with a reception and awards ceremony at 5 p.m. on August 25. The exhibition features photographs submitted by the museum’s members in a variety of categories. All submitted work will be exhibited at the museum in downtown Tampa, but a panel of judges will select winners from each of the eight featured categories. All entries to the show will be displayed digitally as well as hung in the museum’s community gallery through October 13.
United Photographic Artists Gallery Exhibition
October 27 – November 24, 2017
In collaboration with, and at the invitation of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, the United Photographic Artists Gallery will be exhibiting works by emerging photographic artists residing in the USA and Europe. UPAG is committed to the advancement and representation of emerging artists through an exclusive gallery of limited edition photographic works. UPAG supports the education, income, and creative progress of emerging artists via an internet-based format, as well as on-ground exhibits in a variety of locations.
Under the Cuban Sun
September 22 – December 21, 2017
Under the Cuban Sun features photographs which focus on Cuba’s unique climate and light conditions. These photographs from the 1930s to present time document the everyday life of Cuba by sixteen photographers, who are Cuban natives and visitors to the caribbean island.
January – March 2018
“My tendency towards living a cloistered life is constantly in jeopardy. It’s hard to close yourself off to the world when your parents are on the balcony, sipping tequila, and chanting ”ohmmmmm” to the setting sun. I hope these photographs and stories inspire people to experiment, in art and in life, because when it comes right down to it, we’re all members of the Family Acid.”
-Kate Steffens, from the introduction to the “The Family Acid“, about her parents adventures with life.
The Poultry Suite
January – March 2018
Jean Pagliuso, who began her career as a photographer in 1969, uses her formal training in portraiture to seamlessly capture unique glamour shots of over thirty different chicken breeds, which are reminiscent of the photographs taken of her fashion models. This project is a tribute to her childhood, which was spent helping her family breed and raise chickens. Pagliuso has worked with major magazines such as Vogue, Time, Newsweek, Seventeen, and Rolling Stones.
January – March 2018
Portrait photographer Chris Buck has been working for over 30 years and is known for making his subjects uneasy. By pushing people out of their comfort zones, Buck is able to capture a new, honest side of his celebrity subjects. As one of the most prolific celebrity portrait photographers of our time, Buck’s exhibit will feature a variety of familiar faces and a multitude of humorously twisted situations.
The States Project: Made in Florida
April – June 2018
The States Project: Made in Florida is an exhibition and lecture series featuring 28 photographic images made in Florida by seven photographers who are either current or former Florida residents. These photographs explore the visual identity of the people in the state of Florida and their connection to Florida’s diverse subtropical climate. The common theme of water emerges throughout the show as a vital intermediary between the state and nature.
Connections covered are Language Arts, Science and Social Studies for grades 3-8.
30 min-1 hour. This primarily depends on if there is a guided tour.
Groups are usually split into two. 75 is the maximum number of people that can be accommodated at one time. Docent tours of 25 people or less are ideal so that everyone can see and hear the presentation.
For groups of ten or more people, admission is $5 per person.
There is not a location for buses to park at the museum, but there are bus parking spaces at the Tampa Museum of Art. Permission to park there needs to be arranged if the school is not visiting their museum as well.
Study Guide/Activity Guide:
Laminated didactics are available at the museum that cover the background information about the current exhibitions including information about the artist(s), their work, and their background.
To make a reservation, email Kassandra Collett, Education & Outreach Manager, email@example.com.