St. Petersburg College Faculty and Students
The museum welcomes visits by SPC faculty and their students and offers them free admission. Instructors may arrange specialized tours for their classes as well as reserve the Challenge of Modern Art Gallery for use as a classroom.
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.
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.
Every Sunday the museum is open free of charge and offers an introductory tour of the galleries at 2:00 p.m. Donations are welcome.
To arrange any of the above museum tours, please call the LRMA Education Department at (727) 712-5226.
For Children and Families
Gallery Treasure Hunt
Families can pick up a Treasure Hunt activity guide at the LRMA Front Desk and explore the art on view together, gallery by gallery.
The Challenge of Modern Art 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 Saturday and enjoy refreshments, entertainment, guided tours, and activities for all ages.
Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art! | Second Thursdays at 4:30
Please note that Leap Into Art has been changed from Jan. 9 and Feb. 13 to
Jan. 29 and Feb. 26 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.
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.
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.
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.
First Friday Focus | First 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.
Are you interested in becoming a docent (tour guide)? A comprehensive docent training course is offered approximately every three years, with the next one beginning in January 2014. 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.
SPC Night at the Museum
Twice a year the museum invites SPC students, faculty and staff to visit and socialize with fellow colleagues and students, mingle with LRMA staff members, learn about the museum, and enjoy music, pizza, and an array of art activities.
Weekday Gallery Guides
Students visiting the museum during the week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays may encounter one of LRMA's Weekday Gallery Guides. These individuals are knowledgeable docents who volunteer their time from 11:00-1:00 to assist students working on museum assignments.
Guide to the Galleries for SPC Students
Students who want further information about artworks on view may check out this binder from the Front Desk and browse through it while visiting the museum. Included are artists’ biographies; definitions of art; explanations about art techniques; instructions for citing artworks; and how to appreciate and understand art of the modern and contemporary eras.
View our newsletter for a list of current events.
Accessibility: The museum complies fully with ADA accessibility guidelines. A wheelchair is available upon request and the galleries offer generous seating. Those with mobility challenges may contact the LRMA Front Desk, (727) 712-5762, and request Security Officer cart transport from the parking lot to the museum.
For further information about any of the above programs, please contact LRMA Education Coordinator, Patti Buster, at (727) 712-5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.