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End the Misery: Tigers in Captivity

End the Misery: Tigers in Captivity

There are approximately 10,000-20,000 tigers being held in captivity by private owners in the United States. The exact number is unknown because the current laws make it difficult to track a tiger once it has outlived its usefulness as a cub for petting and photo ops. The lives of these tigers are miserable with little […]

Thirty Hills: The Cool and the Crazy

Thirty Hills: The Cool and the Crazy

What’s one of the tiger’s habitats? The rain forest! Join us on this day as we explore the mysterious world of the rain forests in Sumatra and discover some of the cool, the crazy, and the downright creepy creatures that lived there. Following the talk, we will have art activities for everyone to partake in! […]

Visual Literacy Through Photography Showcase

Visual Literacy Through Photography Showcase

We invite you to join us on Friday, July 22 at 5 PM to enjoy the Children’s Visual Literacy Through Photography exhibition. This program reaches out to under-resourced communities in Tampa and Hillsborough County, where children need extracurricular programs to give them the edge to excel in their futures. FMoPA’s photography workshops provide an incredible […]

“Tiger! Tiger!” Exhibit Opening Celebration

“Tiger! Tiger!” Exhibit Opening Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit, “Tiger! Tiger!” with special guest Lisa Spencer-Novak from Big Cat Rescue! From hands-on activities to learning opportunities with materials from Big Cat Rescue itself, come on out for a fun, family-friendly day at the museum. This event is free and open to the public.

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Museum

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Museum

Celebrate Juneteenth at the museum! We will have activities for both children and adults and will be showing movies all day. Our first film, showing at 11:30 AM, is Soul (PG), a family-friendly movie and Pixar’s first movie that features a Black lead (voiced by Jamie Foxx). Then at 1:30 PM, we will be showing Harriet (PG-13), starring Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman, […]

Have Blues, Will Travel: Traveling Blues Musicians in the Jim Crow Era

Have Blues, Will Travel: Traveling Blues Musicians in the Jim Crow Era

Because Black artists were not paid royalties on their songs in the way white musicians were, touring was among the only ways to make money from their music. However, traveling as a Black person, especially in the American South, was incredibly dangerous. On the road, travelers were faced with segregation laws everywhere. There was intense […]

Photography Basics: Learn, Practice, Create.

Photography Basics: Learn, Practice, Create.

This 4-hour workshop is limited to very small groups, with personal attention for each attendee. The course is designed to provide the students with a sound knowledge of how to operate their cameras for both solid technical results, as well as creative applications. This class is based on multiple lecture presentations as well as extensive […]

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Join us this summer for our best summer camp yet at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. We will be offering painting, photography 101, writing, multisensory experiences, and more to children ages 8-12. It is the perfect combination of art and wellness for your child!

Happy Talks

Happy Talks

Love is Love! Join Happy Talks on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 4 p.m. and meet Dr. Gary Howell, Tampa’s leading psychologist dedicated to the advocacy and support of the LGBT community. Dr. Howell will share actionable steps for both the members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies on how to take care of our […]