The Museum's Pride


This Friday night, the Tampa Museum of Art presents a special membership drive that corresponds with national Gay Pride Month. Pride & Passion introduces new members to the museum and engages current members while raising funds to support its educational programs. Chris "DjCK" Kinney and local glam-rockers The Glitter Guns provide live entertainment, and guests also enjoy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, coffee service and the chance to take a look at TMA's latest exhibit, the Family Values Portrait Project. Co-organized in 2005 by Covivant Gallery owner Carrie Mackin and Tampa anthropologist Shari Feldman, and produced by Just Say Know (a coalition of artists and activists formed to combat anti-gay bias and discrimination in general), these 40 portraits illustrate that families come in all shapes and sizes. Pride & Passion, Fri., June 9, 8 p.m.-midnight, $35 per person/$50 per household (includes a one-year museum membership)/$10 members; and Family Values, through July 23, $8 adults/$6 seniors/$3 students, children and military personnel, TMA, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, 813-274-8130,

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