Opened in 2002 on the Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg College, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art was named for art donors Allen and Isabelle Leepa and artist Abraham Rattner. Showcasing 20th and 21st century modern and contemporary art, it houses more than 6,000 pieces. A host of educational programs for people of all ages complement the eight permanent galleries and year-round special exhibits. Art classes, workshops and cultural trips are all part of the mix, while an interactive gallery affords a unique opportunity for a hands-on experience. Family programs are especially popular as they offer community events, treasure hunts, games, puzzles and much more. Isabelle's Museum Store features a selection of art-related items including books, posters, decorative objects and creative toys.
600 E Klosterman Rd,
St. Petersburg / Clearwater, FL
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