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Besides its beautiful beaches, the Tampa Bay area boasts a rich collection of art museums -- and it's growing. This week on Florida Matters we feature stories about museums and galleries in the region, part of WUSF’s occasional Art Populi series.


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The number of privately owned art museums around the world is booming, with wealthy individuals opting to open their own museum rather than donate to an existing gallery.

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The Tom and Mary James Museum for Western and Wildlife Art opens Saturday in downtown St. Petersburg. WUSF has a preview of what visitors can expect.