Florida Museum of Photographic Art (FMoPA)

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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.

Exhibition Schedule:

Bruce Dale: Beyond the Lense
July 1 – September 30,2018

Bruce Dale is a former National Geographic photographer, who worked for the publication for 30 years until 1994.  With a creative and deeply personal approach to his photography, Dale has traveled to more than 75 countries and captured some of the most compelling scenes in modern photojournalism.  Dale has won a number of prestigious awards throughout his career, including White House Photographer of the Year in 1989. One of his photographs currently journeys through space on NASA’s Voyager spacecraft. This exhibition is comprised of more than 40 portraits taken over the course of his career.

City of Tampa Photographer Laureates
July 1 – September 30,2018

Each year from 2003-2013, the City of Tampa, Art Programs Division commissioned an artist to photograph a perspective of the City of Tampa with an emphasis on what it means to be in Tampa at this particular time in history. The result of this juried process has produced a public collection and archive that is representative of the life and times in Tampa by regional, national and international photographers. This exhibition will feature over 50 selections from all Photographer Laureates.

Exhibiting artists include Marion Belanger, Jeremy Chandler, Suzanne Camp Crosby, MK Foltz, Karen Glaser, Steven S. Gregory, Rebecca Sexton Larson, Barbara Jo Revelle, Beth Reynolds and Ric Savid.


Berenice Abbott: North and South
October – December 2018

Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection, North and South features photographs taken by photographer Berenice Abbott as she traveled along US Route 1 in the Summer of 1954. Abbott took over twenty-four hundred negatives during her trip, capturing scenes of everyday life along the historic East Coast. Abbott explained the reason for the trip in a prospectus written after the trip concluded-“We wanted to capture visually the character of an historic section of the United States, its beauties and incongruities and all. If visible evidences of the past survived, we wanted to photograph them before bulldozers and derricks moved in.”


Day by Day: 1968
October – December 2018

Day by Day: 1968 tells the story of perhaps one of the most tumultuous years in history. Comprising of photographs taken from newspapers and other popular media, this exhibition gives a chronological account of each day in 1968. Step back in time and see such events as the Vietnam War and the Space Race as they appeared at the time.

United Photographic Artists Gallery Exhibition
November 2018

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.


Identify: Sadie Barnette and Genevieve Gaignard
January – April 2019

Identify: is a two person show featuring both photography and installations by rising art stars Sadie Barnette and Genevieve Gaignard.


Curriculum Connections:

Connections covered are Language Arts, Science and Social Studies for grades 3-8.



Tour Length:

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.

Bus Parking:

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.

Reservation Instructions:

To make a reservation, email Elizabeth Stafford, Education & Outreach Manager, education@fmopa.org.

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