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Retro Beach Bash


The Contemporaries was formed to build engagement among contemporary art enthusiasts with the Museum of Fine Art’s diverse programming, with a focus on supporting contemporary artists and exhibitions throughout the Tampa Bay area. “Our community’s interest in the contemporary art scene is something we want to encourage and be a part of,” says Museum Director Dr. Kent Lydecker.

The Beach Bash takes place the night of the Collectors Choice Gala, as the Collectors Circle celebrates their 20th Anniversary. With their generosity over the years, the Museum has been able to acquire over thirty major works of art for the permanent collection. The announcement of the Collectors Circle’s chosen artwork for 2015 will be made along with The Contemporaries in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory following the Gala.

Following the announcement, Los Angeles-based band SWIMM will take the stage. Comprised primarily of Chris Hess and Adam Winn, they write, record, and play live with several friends. Blending elements of dance music, rock n’ roll and shoegaze with psychedelia as the cohesive element, SWIMM will bring a beachy vibe to the party.

Upon purchase of ticket, a voucher will be mailed to your house, redeemable for an MFA membership. Already a member? Your ticket to The Contemporaries Retro Beach Bash can be used to renew your membership! These vouchers will be good for an entire year! 365 days to redeem! Are you purchasing a pair of tickets for yourself and a loved one? Your two vouchers can be combined to redeem for a Family Level membership. This value can’t be beat! If you have any questions concerning this event, please give us a call!y.


Event Details

April 24, 2015

8–11 pm

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