The Tampa Museum of Art and Tampa law firm Hill Ward Henderson are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership resulting in an exciting new program, Art on the House. Beginning this week, admission to the Museum will now be “on the house” for visitors on Fridays, from 4 to 8 p.m., courtesy of Hill Ward Henderson.
“It is our hope that this new program provides an opportunity to introduce our City’s beautiful new museum to many individuals,” explained R. James “Jim” Robbins, Managing Shareholder. “Our firm takes pride in supporting the local arts community and the new Museum is a real bonus to our downtown. We hope many people take advantage of starting their weekend by stopping by with friends after work on Fridays to explore this great venue and its excellent new exhibitions.”
Executive Director Todd D. Smith remarked, “We are delighted to present Art on the House free Fridays. The museum’s vision in conjunction with the generous support of Hill Ward Henderson, will open doors to the community by providing free access to the museum and the arts. We hope that Art on the House creates new opportunities to attract guests and serve as a catalyst to community interaction.”
The new Tampa Museum of Art is located in downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park. Its spectacular 66,000-square-foot Cornelia Corbett Center building opened on February 6, 2010. The museum provides the region with a variety of world-class traveling exhibitions, a growing collection of contemporary and classical art, expanded educational programs and access to scenic outdoor events along Tampa’s Riverwalk.
The museum opens daily at 11 a.m. Hours of operation are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. General admission prices are: adults $10; seniors, groups, military plus one guest $7.50; students $5; and children ages 6 and under free-of-charge. Fridays are free with Art on the House from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The museum’s address is 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602. For more information, please visit www.tampamuseum.org.