Tampa Museum of Art Receives Highest National Recognition

Tampa Museum of Art in dowtown Tampa/(c)Photo by Richard Barnes/via the museum

By Hannah J. Farrow

The results are in. With an estimated 33,000 museums in the nation, only 1,070 achieve accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest recognition a museum can receive—and the Tampa Museum of Art is one of them.

Originally accredited in 1989, the Tampa Museum of Art underwent a reaccreditation review and proved itself committed to quality, accountability, and high professional standards (which, based on its award-winning building, innovative programs, and awe-inspiring exhibitions, is no surprise).

According to a press release, the museum’s Executive Director Michael Tomer said, “Accreditation is a testament to the commitment that exists throughout the entire organization—trustees, foundation board of directors, employees and volunteers.”

Current exhibitions at the Tampa Museum of Art include Tableau and the Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection, Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution Selections from the Haskell Collection, and Echoing Farms: American Abstraction from the Permanent Collection.

Visit http://www.tampamuseum.org/ to learn more about the high-achieving Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, and why being accredited is a true sign of excellence.

Hannah J. Farrow, AliveTampaBay Corrrespondent
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