Tampa Museum of Art
Originally founded in 1923 as the Tampa Bay Art Center, the institution later changed its title to the Tampa Junior Museum in 1958. Since 1979, it has been known as The Tampa Museum of Art; its new award-winning facility was opened in 2010. Nowadays, the museum is dedicated to collecting antiquities, modern and contemporary art. Its mission is stated as to “gather, study, discuss and present the finest visual arts for a curious public", as well as "to create an environment for exploring new ideas and innovative experience”.