Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 


University Area CDC’s Prodigy Cultural Arts Program


Prodigy Showcase

July 26-29, 2019

at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

in collaboration with Florida Orchestra

Exhibition opening and a student violin recital

Friday, July 26th, 4-7 PM

[W]hat does photography do for all of us, our community and our world? It simply becomes a method of communication and a form of self-expression. When we create images, we tell our story. We peak others curiosity and build a connection regardless of our circumstances. We become engaged in the world around us.

FMoPA and Prodigy will effectively make a difference with children that would not otherwise have access to art programs, or museums. It is increasingly clear that changing lives is at the root of any art’s social responsibilities. Through this partnership and the medium of photography, we will provide children who are socioeconomically challenged, culturally displaced or recovering from the trauma of a refugee situation with an artistic outlet.

Prodigy program will provide children with a solid foundation of photographic education, providing guidance and knowledge of the technical aspects of photography, as well as the artistic applications. The program benefits more than just photographic skills; teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking will be applicable in all of the activities that children will participate in. Students attending the program are given the opportunity to be innovative by allowing them to create a narrative using photographs on many varied topics from current global environmental issues to local socio-economic challenges. These skills and applications will ultimately be applied to a brighter future.


Parking for the museum is available in Rivergate Plaza underground parking garage for After 5:00 PM M-F and all day on weekends and holidays, parking is $5 when validated at the front desk.  At all other times, $5 per hour with a daily maximum of $30.00

Street parking is available on the side streets perpendicular to Ashley.  Follow instructions for meter machines.   Street parking north of Kennedy Boulevard is FREE on weekends and after 6:00 pm on week nights.

City of Tampa Poe parking garage is a 2 block walk from the museum at $1.20 per hour.  The Poe garage is just north of the Childrens Museum on Ashley Drive.


From the North: I-275 Southbound to the Downtown East-West exit (# 45A), and stay right on the exit ramp as it divides.  Follow the signs for Ashley Street. On Ashley Street, FMoPA will be 5 blocks ahead on the right hand side.

From the South: I-275 N to the Downtown-West exit (# 44). The ramp divides, so stay to the right onto Ashley Street. Move into the right two lanes, and follow Ashley about 5 blocks ahead