Save The Date: Tampa Museum Of Art Centennial Celebration And Virtual Evening Of Giving On Nov 7

The Tampa Museum of Art invites Tampa Bay to the Centennial Celebration: Cheers for 100 Years, a festive virtual fundraiser to ensure that the Museum’s art education programs and legacy continue to enrich our community during COVID-19 and for generations to come.

Tampa, FL – The Tampa Museum of Art continues to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. However, because the safety and well-being of guests, volunteers, staff, and community remain TMA’s top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum is changing its lineup of signature fall fundraising events. To celebrate while social distancing, the Museum will host one big virtual evening of giving on November 7, 2020, Centennial Celebration: Cheers for 100 Years, presented by PNC Bank.

This November marks 100 years since a passionate community of art enthusiasts came together to inaugurate the first of hundreds of exhibitions at what is today the Tampa Museum of Art. As the Museum and the Tampa Bay area grew, the artwork on view inspired thousands of art education programs, school tours, community outreach programs, and more. Michael Tomor, the Penny and Jeff Vinik Executive Director of the Tampa Museum of Art, said that “the community’s support has been essential to the Museum’s success year after year. In 2020 TMA needs the community’s help more than ever to ensure this legacy continues to enrich our community for generations to come.”

Supporters of the Centennial Celebration: Cheers for 100 Years virtual evening of giving will enjoy a fun night of virtual entertainment, with live performances, stories, interviews, and reflections on a century of accomplishments. Throughout the evening, participate in our chance drawings and live auction. All proceeds will go to support the innovative exhibitions and art education programs that the Tampa Museum of Art brings our growing and diverse community.

Likewise, the funds raised will also support special outreach programs that provide art therapy interventions and meaningful modes of self-expression to vulnerable segments of the population. These groups include children and teens in foster care, children in domestic violence shelters, children of migrant communities, adults living with dementia, HIV/AIDs, Substance Use Disorder, and many more.

The Tampa Museum of Art was built by the community to serve all people in the Tampa Bay region. As the Museum sets its sights on the future, continuing to partner with businesses and individuals will help the Museum grow a legacy of art and culture in Tampa that inspires and represents all members of our community.

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors of the previously scheduled 2020 signature fundraising events, these events will now take place in 2021:

  • CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture, featuring designer Bibhu Mohapatra, is now rescheduled for January 9, 2021.
  • Pride & Passion 2020 Neon Jungle will be celebrated on April 17, 2021. Ticketholders for the Pride & Passion 2020 event can hold on to their tickets and use them for the 2021 event.
  • The Pavilion XXXV black-tie gala cannot be held virtually, so the Centennial Celebration: Cheers for 100 Years will take its place on November 7, 2020. Pavilion XXXV returns on November 6, 2021.

The Tampa Museum of Art looks forward to working with the community of generous Tampa Bay visionaries, leaders and benefactors to help the Museum continue to grow its programming, education, inclusion, and community outreach goals.


Founded in 1920, the Tampa Museum of Art inspires the residents of the Tampa Bay region and others around the world by providing engaging exhibitions and innovative educational programs that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art. The Museum houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. As one of the region’s largest museums devoted to the art of our time, the Museum’s permanent collection also embraces sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more.

New online programs add to the year-round studio art classes, lectures, and tours that provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to discover new perspectives and learn different artmaking techniques. Likewise, through unique community partnerships, the Museum offers outreach programs that provide art therapy interventions and meaningful modes of self-expression to vulnerable segments of the population.

Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, next to the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Tampa’s Riverwalk, the Tampa Museum of Art leads as both a cultural institution and a community museum dedicated to celebrating the diversity of its home city.


The Tampa Museum of Art is open seven days a week, Monday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm and Thursdays from 10 am – 8 pm. The Museum’s phone number is (813) 274-8130, and the website is The Museum’s address is 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza. Tampa, FL 33602.

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