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What You'll Get
Although invented with the sole purpose of blackmailing politicians, photography has become one of the most powerful forms of artistic expression. Discover the art that exists within every moment of time with today's Groupon for a one-year membership to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, located in the heart of Tampa. Choose one of two membership levels:
- $22 for a one-year individual membership (a $45 value)
- $44 for a one-year family membership for two adults and children younger than 18 living in the same household (an $85 value)
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is devoted to capturing, presenting, and preserving the singular moments of modern life with exhibitions of contemporary photography by international and intranational artists. Stillness and Shadows/Vintage Photographs of India gives viewers moody black-and-white glimpses of India during a pivotal period in the country's history. The upcoming Naked City: Photography from Vassar College's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center showcases sterling examples of urban photography from such lens-focusing luminaries as Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus, and Weegee. And in the Warhol vein, Your 15 Minutes of Fame gives you a chance to share your own camera's catches to a forum of fellow enthusiasts.
In addition to its exhibitions, the Museum hosts a multitude of classes and events for members, non-members, and extraterrestrial paparazzi alike. Budding shutterbugs can get a feel for their new camera in Photography 101 before taking a night-time streetcar photo safari of downtown Tampa, where they might snap shots of such endangered human wildlife as Batmans and hopelessly lost Eskimos. The museum also helps enrich individual lives with a community outreach program that gives children in underserved areas a creative outlet with free photography classes. Protect yourself against boredom, overexposure, and improper use of the Photoshop flare tool with today's Groupon to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
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About Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Photography is ubiquitous in contemporary life and culture. The founders of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts recognized this fact, so they sought to create a setting where visitors from all walks of life could appreciate and experience photography. As one of the few photography museums in the country, FMoPA presents exhibitions, which exclusively use this medium to explore themes that expose some intriguing or exciting aspect of history or modern, everyday life. This focus allows the museum to prominently feature pieces that other art institutions might not necessarily show, such as works of photojournalism or historic photographs.
In addition to scheduling upcoming exhibitions, FMoPA also includes a permanent collection. The collection aims to preserve particularly important images, such as those of various masters of the medium, including Harold Edgerton, Clyde Butcher, Hans Silvester, and Berenice Abbott.
After studying the museum's exhibitions—which can include images culled from national and international sources—guests can step behind the camera themselves during photography workshops for students of all skill levels. Then, budding photographers can display their latest shots at 15 Minutes of Fame, a showcase where up to six presenters exhibit and discuss their original work. They also host a photography group, the Photo League, for those photographers that want to share tips and helpful hints once a month.