The Tampa Bay area was recently named one of the top five most culturally diverse and integrated urban areas in the country by the U.S. Census Bureau. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Tampa Bay is a city rich in art and museums as well. Recently Tampa Bay was awarded the honor of being one of the “Top Arts Destinations” by American Style Magazine. Discover an eclectic collage of museums featuring the surreal masterworks of Salvador Dali to traveling Smithsonian exhibitions.
Modern and contemporary work is the main focus of Tampa Museum of Art, which won the Prestigious American Architecture Award in October of 2011.
The Henry B. Plant Museum remains rooted firmly in the past via period-themed events and rooms filled with antiques and artifacts from its gilded 1890s-era Tampa Bay Hotel days.
The Dali Museum houses one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of work, the largest outside of Europe, by the late Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dali. The museum is architecturally one of the most stunning buildings in Tampa Bay.