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Gallery tours

Sunday tours
Every Sunday the museum offers a free docent tour of the galleries at 2:00 p.m.

K-12 teachers and students
Free, guided tours for K-12 students and their teachers may be arranged, and a specially-designed hands-on art activity in an SPC art studio may be added at a cost of $2 per student. Groups are welcome to have lunch on the campus grounds.

Adult groups
Community groups are invited to schedule guided tours at a cost of $6 for adults and $5 for adults 62 and older. A list of nearby restaurants is available upon request.

To arrange any of the above museum tours, please call the Education Assistant Aziza Gaisi at 727-712-5220.


Activities for children and families

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Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner! | Last Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m.
Young children and their families are treated to enchanting stories about modern art and a related hands-on art activity in the museum’s Challenge of Modern Art Gallery. Palm Harbor Library staff members read the stories and LRMA Education Department staff members lead the activities. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for children.

Gallery Treasure Hunt
Families can pick up a Treasure Hunt activity at the LRMA front desk and explore the art on view together, gallery by gallery.

The Challenge of Modern Art Interactive Gallery
Art books, computer interactives, games, puzzles, drawing easels and a magnetic word wall are some of the fun and enriching activities this comfortable space has to offer.

Community Fun Day
The community is invited to visit the museum free of charge on a special day and enjoy refreshments, entertainment, guided tours and activities for all ages.

SAM (Science, Art and Math) Camp
St. Petersburg College's College for Kids department holds this multi-disciplinary summer camp program at the SPC-Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Building, LRMA's home. For information, call College for Kids at (727) 341-3000.


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Gallery talks and lectures
The museum complements its special exhibitions throughout the year with informative gallery talks and lectures by artists, curators and art historians.

Focus Friday | Selected Fridays at noon in the Focus Gallery
Some of the museum’s many new acquisitions and donations are unveiled and discussed during this delightful program held monthly between September and May. LRMA’s experienced docents research and present the programs. Attendance is free with museum admission.

Cultural trips
LRMA staff members occasionally coordinate and host trips to museums, galleries and other cultural sites throughout Florida and the United States; these cultural travel opportunities are open to all.

ABC (Art, Books and Community) Reading Club | Selected Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
ABC members meet at the museum six times a year for lively discussions about books that expand their knowledge of 20th and 21st century art. Palm Harbor Library Director Gene Coppola facilitates the meetings, LRMA provides refreshments and new members are welcome. Attendance is free with museum admission.

Volunteer opportunities
Are you interested in becoming a docent (tour guide)? A comprehensive docent training course is offered approximately every three years. The course includes a survey of modern and contemporary art, an introduction to the museum and its collections and presentation techniques. To apply, please call (727) 712-5226.

Services for SPC faculty and students

studentsTours of the Galleries
The museum welcomes visits by SPC faculty and their students and offers them free admission. On a pre-arranged basis, instructors may schedule general tours of the galleries; request specialized docent tours that align with class curricula; conduct self-guided tours; and use the Challenge of Modern Art Interactive Gallery as a classroom.

Student Assistance
Students who need help with art and humanities assignments are encouraged to contact the LRMA Education Department and plan a meeting with a Weekday Gallery Guide. These men and women are trained docents (tours guides) who volunteer their time between 11:00 and 3:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to welcome and assist visitors.

Students may also benefit from browsing through Guide to the Galleries for SPC Students. This binder is available for check-out at the LRMA front desk and includes information about current exhibitions, instructions for citing artwork and how to understand modern and contemporary art.

For further information about any of the above programs, please contact LRMA Education Coordinator, Patti Buster, at (727) 712-5226 or buster.patti@spcollege.edu.