SPC Students and Faculty
The museum welcomes visits by SPC students and offers them free admission at all times. Special arrangements may be made for classes or individual researchers wishing to see objects not currently on view or for the use of Rattner archives and library. Call 727-712-5200.
LRMA’s permanent collection galleries and changing exhibitions offer effective starting points for class discussions related to academic course subjects. Faculty and teaching assistants may schedule their classes for guided or self-guided visits.
LRMA offers tour options for SPC faculty and student groups:
- Exhibition tours by a museum staff member or a docent
- Self-guided exhibition tours by the faculty member
K-12 Students and Families
Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art!
This art and story hour is ideal for ages 4-8 but all listeners are welcome! Palm Harbor Library and LRMA staff members read books about art and lead hands-on art activities in the Challenge of Modern Art Gallery. The program occurs on the last Wednesday of the month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and is free with museum admission for adults. The museum is always free for children.
Community Fun Day
The community is invited to visit the museum free of charge on a spring Saturday and enjoy refreshments, entertainment and activities for all.
Summer Art Camp
LRMA partners with St. Petersburg College’s College for Kids program and offers a two-week art camp.
Gallery Treasure Hunt
Families can pick up a Gallery Treasure Hunt at the LRMA Front Desk and learn about the art on view in a fun, interactive way.
The Challenge of Modern Art Gallery
Art books, games, puzzles and a magnetic word wall are some of the things children can play with during a visit to LRMA.
Free, pre-arranged, guided tours for K-12 students and their teachers and chaperones are available Tuesday through Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m.
A guided hands-on art activity may be added to the tour at a charge of $1 per student. Payment is required upon arrival. Activities may be aligned to the teacher’s curriculum by advance request. In addition, a Gallery Treasure Hunt, based on Sunshine-State Standards, is also available to enrich the students’ visit.
Teachers should allow approximately 90 minutes (including art activity) at the museum.
Groups are welcome enjoy lunch on the grounds before or after their tour.
The museum can accommodate up to sixty students at one time and at least one chaperone is required for every ten students.
ABC (Art, Books and Community) Reading Group
Would you like to read and discuss books about modern art and artists? This bi-monthly program is led by Palm Harbor Library Director Gene Coppola and meets on set Friday afternoons at 1:30 in the Challenge of Modern Art gallery. Light refreshments are served and the cost is free with museum admission.
Lectures and Gallery Talks
The museum complements its special exhibitions and permanent collections by offering related lectures or gallery talks throughout the year.
On the Easel
This quarterly program, held on Wednesdays at noon, features an introduction to and discussion about a selected artwork on view in the galleries.
Are you looking for an informal, drop-in art workshop? Held in six-week sessions from 11:00-1:30 on Saturdays, Mixed-Media Mornings explores aspects of drawing, painting and printmaking and how to use each in the creation of “mixed-media” artworks.
Summer Film Series
Escape the heat and view free films about modern and contemporary art on the fourth Sunday of the month at 3:00 during June, July and August.
The Education Department holds a formal docent training course on a periodic basis. Docents are trained volunteer tour guides. If you are interested in becoming a LRMA docent, please apply through the Education Department.
General tours of the galleries are led by trained docents and are offered every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (Admission on Sunday is by donation.)
Reservations for guided group tours may be arranged in advance by contacting the Education Department.
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 email@example.com.