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Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

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Off the Beaten Riverwalk!

While walking on Tampa's Riverwalk, we decided to walk through the Downtown area and by accident... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Josue C
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New Haven, Connecticut
Small, hidden gem

Extremely nice woman greeted us and went to a lot of trouble to determine if our other museum... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Tony R
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Winter Haven, Florida
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 July 2017

At first, the thought of a museum for photographic art staggered my imagination. Why haven't I heard of this before? Well, it took people in Tampa a long time to establish the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. It happened in 2001 when an attorney, an...More

3  Thank Taylor B
FMoPA_Manager, Manager at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Taylor, Thank you for sharing the history of FMoPA! We appreciate your thoughtful review and hope to see you again soon at the museum. Sincerely, The FMoPA Team

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 April 2014

The museum was house in a huge beautiful 4 story cube building. But the collection could fit in a two bedrooms. There was two exhibits, one was snapshots submitted by guest, with no theme. The other was of one artist who mounted this images on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the name we thought there might be info on the history of photography or perhaps info on various techniques, but there was none of that. There was a closed gallery and two tiny galleries with photos that has absolutely no explanation of what the...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

While walking on Tampa's Riverwalk, we decided to walk through the Downtown area and by accident ran into the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. The museum is located on the 3rd floor of a high rise building, it has an entrance fee of about $10....More

Thank Josue C
Reviewed 22 September 2018

The museum is in the waterfront area of downtown Tampa. Great spot. The museum itself is in the "Cube" building! Great architecture. There were three exhibits. The first was architectural photos. This was wonderful. These photos were competing in a competition. The second exhibit was...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 28 July 2018

What a joyful, creative, amazing experience! I cannot wait to bring my friends and family back. Inspirational exhibits celebrating the art of photography and life. Chuck the founder invites you to join in his love and passion for the museum. Thank you!!!!

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Reviewed 21 July 2018

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a hidden jewel in the Tampa, Fl. scene. It is a must see. The staff is warm, welcoming and extremely accommodating. They are also very knowledgable about the museum as well as the surrounding areas. It is worth...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Extremely nice woman greeted us and went to a lot of trouble to determine if our other museum memberships would provide free admission. A small museum on two floors of an office building, the three exhibits were interesting and well-displayed. As the exhibits change, we...More

Thank Tony R
FMoPA_Manager, Manager at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Tony, Thank you for your kind words! Our exhibition change about every 3-4 months in the larger galleries and then every month or so in the Community Gallery. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The FMoPA Team

Reviewed 13 May 2018

The place should not be paying. Arranged on two floors of narrow offices and corridors (see photos) does not allow you to have a correct distance to look at the exposed photos. If the external architecture of the building is superb, the collection of the...More

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FMoPA_Manager, Manager at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hello, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to FMoPA. We try our best to exhibit photography in our unique setup in the Cube. I hope you will consider joining us for a free artist talk or exhibition opening on...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018

This museum resides on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Cube building in downtown Tampa. Not a big museum. I believe we were here about an hour viewing the permanent exhibit plus the visiting exhibit of Cuba in black and white. So enjoyed the...More

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FMoPA_Manager, Manager at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for the kind review and rating! Hope to see you again soon at FMoPA for another exhibition or a photography class.

Reviewed 9 December 2017

If you are a photographer, this place is a must. But the frustration level to find it is very high. It took us two tries to find the front access door. Not signs or directions. Even the localised asked didn't know where the place was....More

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FMoPA_Manager, Manager at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We are working with management to approve better signage for the building, but are grateful for your feedback on this matter. Looking forward to seeing you again soon at FMoPA!

Reviewed 8 July 2017

At first, the thought of a museum for photographic art staggered my imagination. Why haven't I heard of this before? Well, it took people in Tampa a long time to establish the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. It happened in 2001 when an attorney, an...More

3  Thank Taylor B
FMoPA_Manager, Manager at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Taylor, Thank you for sharing the history of FMoPA! We appreciate your thoughtful review and hope to see you again soon at the museum. Sincerely, The FMoPA Team

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