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Cocktails & Collections

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour, light bites, and art-inspired signature…

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Book Signing with Author Patsie McCandless

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Please join us for a book signing with author and artist Patsie McCandless; Becoming Jesse: Celebrating the Everyday Magic of Childhood. ~ A novel for anyone who loves a child.                  

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Zombie Thriller Rehearsals

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Join the MFA staff and folks from Thrill St. Pete as we learn the fancy footwork featured in Michael Jackson’s Zombie Thriller dance – and get ready for a performance on Oct. 24th! Rehearsals, led by Jesse Miller, take place every Thursday evening from 6-7:30 pm. Dancers admitted free…

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Simmer and Sift: Il Ritorno

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Back by popular demand…Simmer & Sift! Culinary masterpieces brought to life at the MFA, combining creative culinary skills with delicious demonstrations. In a small group setting, interact with the area’s most popular chefs and taste their creations. Supporting the arts can be so delicious! From the James Beard House to Central Ave,…

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Zombie Thriller Rehearsals

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Join the MFA staff and folks from Thrill St. Pete as we learn the fancy footwork featured in Michael Jackson’s Zombie Thriller dance – and get ready for a performance on Oct. 24th! Rehearsals, led by Jesse Miller, take place every Thursday evening from 6-7:30 pm. Dancers admitted free…

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Stories, Poetry and Motion (A Story Days Performance)

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  The 5th annual Story Days festival returns with Stories, Poetry and Motion, featuring performances by poet Gloria Muňoz and dancers Kellie Harmon and Crystal DelGiudice. Helen Hansen French will premiere a new dance based upon Refuge, the powerful story of St. Pete resident Jasmina Kuljanac, as scripted by Lillian…

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Zombie Thriller Rehearsals

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Join the MFA staff and folks from Thrill St. Pete as we learn the fancy footwork featured in Michael Jackson’s Zombie Thriller dance – and get ready for a performance on Oct. 24th! Rehearsals, led by Jesse Miller, take place every Thursday evening from 6-7:30 pm. Dancers admitted free…

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For Freedoms – Create Signs with the MFA

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate one of our most closely held and important values:  Freedom. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is a safe space dedicated to the thoughtful exchange of ideas. Expression of freedom is the cornerstone of our democracy, and we encourage you to come out and create your own sign expressing…

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The Contemporaries Field Trip: The Lovelady Collection

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please note: the date for this field trip has changed to Saturday, October, 6th.   We are thrilled to visit the home of collectors Jeff Lovelady of Grayspeed Cycles and Jennifer Petrini Lovelady, director of community and cultural affairs at Great Bay Distributors. At Great Bay, Lovelady spearheaded the effort…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Master Image-Maker

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries. Today’s program is entitled A…

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Creating a Legacy: The Art of Planning

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

  A Legacy Society Event presented by the MFA and Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Breakfast and Panel for Members followed by a tour of the MFA collection. R.S.V.P. to:  mmeans@mfastpete.org

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Zombie Thriller Rehearsals

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Join the MFA staff and folks from Thrill St. Pete as we learn the fancy footwork featured in Michael Jackson’s Zombie Thriller dance – and get ready for a performance on Oct. 24th! Rehearsals, led by Jesse Miller, take place every Thursday evening from 6-7:30 pm. Dancers admitted free…

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Book Club at the MFA – Bluebeard

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Keep St. Pete Lit, a local organization that supports the literary community, for a book club connecting the visual and literary arts.  Each month’s featured book will relate to the MFA’s collection or special exhibtions. October 11th:  Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut Humor and irony collide in this novel by the…

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Friends of Photography: Land of the Lost Dinosaur Photo Safari

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  Please join us as we go on a photographic journey to Dinosaur World with photographer Beth Reynolds.   Tickets are limited. Click Here For Tickets        

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Contemporary Collecting Panel Discussion

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Contemporaries encourages collecting contemporary art, and supporting the artists within our communities and beyond. This is well evidenced by the personal collections of our committee members. Please join us for a panel discussion with the art collectors that make up The Contemporaries committee, and learn about what drives their…

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Cocktails & Collections

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour, light bites, and art-inspired…

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Zombie Thriller Rehearsals

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Join the MFA staff and folks from Thrill St. Pete as we learn the fancy footwork featured in Michael Jackson’s Zombie Thriller dance – and get ready for a performance on Oct. 24th! Rehearsals, led by Jesse Miller, take place every Thursday evening from 6-7:30 pm. Dancers admitted free…

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Zombie Thriller Dance

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Put on your best Zombie face and join the MFA for our first annual Zombie Thriller Dance. Ghouls and zombies of all ages and dancing abilities are invited to take over the front steps of the museum for a fiendishly good time strutting your stuff to the famous Michal Jackson…

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Gallery Talk: Really! This is (So) Not a Selfie

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  This is Not a Selfie curator Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA, will join us for a gallery talk to discuss the influence of the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection of self-portraiture photography in today’s world. FREE with museum admission.   Credit: Chino…

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Exquisite Corpse 2018

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It’s the unveiling of an exhibit created and based on the old surreal parlor game “Exquisite Corpse”.  The game has been played by many but, never like this version before. This will be the fourth year. Artists are sought out based on talent & invited to play. Once they accept…

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Book Club at the MFA – Self Portrait With a Boy

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  Join Keep St. Pete Lit, a local organization that supports the literary community, for a book club connecting the visual and literary arts.  Each month’s featured book will relate to the MFA’s collection or special exhibtions. November 8th:  Self Portrait With a Boy by Rachel Lyon We explore themes central…

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Cinema @ the MFA – Egó Sympósion: Film by Yasumasa Morimura

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Egó Sympósion (2016) is the Florida debut of Morimura Yasumasa, the noted Japanese appropriation artist. Featured in our photography exhibition This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, Yasumasa borrows images from historical artists (ranging from Rembrandt to Cindy Sherman), and inserts his own face and body into them;…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Conceptualizing Cindy

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries. Today’s program is entitled Conceptualizing…

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Cocktails & Collections

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour, light bites, and art-inspired…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Self-Portrait

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries. Today’s program is entitled A…

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Member Preview – Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One of the benefits of an MFA Membership is access to preview events for exhibitions in advance of their opening. The Member Preview for two exhibitions, “Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger and “Drawn to Beauty: The Art and Atelier of Jean Schlumberger” will open at 7:00pm, with exhibition opening remarks at 7:15pm.…

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Cocktails & Collections

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour,…

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NYE@MFA: Mid-Century Magic

December 31 @ 7:00 pm

Ring in 2019 at NYE@MFA, St. Pete’s premier all-inclusive New Year’s Eve event. Join us for dinner or join us for dancing…we have TWO fantastic ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve: Dinner and Piano Bar 7 – 9:30p:  Special seated dinner, open bar and Blue Roses cabaret performance Party – Dancing and Desserts …

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Conversation with Annamarie Sandecki, Tiffany & Co. Archivist

January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tiffany & Co., one of the most storied jewelry purveyors in the world, has a long and rich history. Since the mid-1800s they have been linked in the public’s mind with glamour and graceful living. Join Annamarie Sandecki, Tiffany archivist, for an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Tiffany story, including…

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Barnhill Gallery Talk With Robin O’Dell

January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join Robin O’Dell, Curator of the Photographic Collection, for a discussion centered around the practice and influence of E.G. Barnhill, noted photographer who painstakingly hand-colored photos of the Florida landscape; selling these invaluable touchstones to tourists and visitors. FREE with Admission    

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Book Club at the MFA: Stoned

February 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What better way to celebrate the month of love than with a gripping tale of obsession and desire.  In Aja Raden’s fast-paced Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World, we dive into the social, economic and, cultural history of eight iconic jewels and how they shaped history.  Stoned…

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