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Blue Star Museum

May 27 @ 10 am–5 pm

  Summer is Blue Star Museums season, a program that gives free admission to the nation’s active duty military and their families. This is one way to express our appreciation for their commitment and sacrifice. Please encourage military friends and family to visit the MFA now through Labor Day –…

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Music in the Marly: Stephen Prutsman, piano

August 20 @ 2–4 pm

    Captivating pianist, composer, and curator, Stephen Prutsman returns to the MFA for an illuminating performance*.  Prutsman moves with ease from classical to jazz to world music continuing his exploration in music of all cultures and languages. Tickets: Marly Music Society Members $15; Students (with current ID) $15; Adult…

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Simmer and Sift: Greg Baker

August 23 @ 6–8 pm

This summer’s Simmer & Sift: Summer Cooking Series celebrates Florida’s culinary history and innovation in conjunction with the MFA’s special exhibition, Skyway. The event begins at 6 pm with guest check-in and a signature cocktail, followed by a discussion with the historian from 6:10-6:30 pm. The Chef demonstration and tasting…

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Music in the Marly: University of Tampa Faculty Ensemble

August 27 @ 2–4 pm

The University of Tampa Faculty Ensemble performs today consisting of Barbara Prescott, flute; Meg Cassell, oboe; Theodore DeCorso, clarinet; and Grigorios Zamparas , piano. Critically acclaimed musicians and faculty within the University of Tampa, Department of Music collaborate for an enchanting performance. Tickets: Marly Music Society Members $15; Students (with current ID) $15; Adult (Non-Marly…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun: Portrait of a Portrait Painter

September 13 @ 10–11 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 Elisabeth…

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Book Club at the MFA

September 14 @ 6:30–7:30 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 exhibitions. August 10: Sunshine State, a collection of essays by Sarah Gerard, compliments the themes…

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Spotlight: Fonchen Lord

September 16 @ 1:30–3 pm

Join Curator of Contemporary Art, Katherine Pill, and Ann Rogers in a discussion on the life and inspirations of Minimalist sculptor and painter Fonchen Lord. FREE with Museum admission. Reception immediately following.

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Porch Party at the MFA

September 21 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month. During the warmer months of May-September, the Porch Party is held inside the Conservatory. A cash bar is available (one free drink ticket for Members) and light bites provided…

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Soundstitching Live!

September 21 @ 6:30–7:30 pm

Please join us for a special presentation and discussion inspired by a work in our current exhibition, Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration. Discover the sounds and movements of color in an interdisciplinary program inspired by Cassia Kite’s “Pot Luck Dinner at Longboat Key Center for the Arts” (2015). Artist Kite translates…

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Simmer and Sift: Norman Van Aken

September 27 @ 6–8 pm

This summer’s Simmer & Sift: Summer Cooking Series celebrates Florida’s culinary history and innovation in conjunction with the MFA’s special exhibition, Skyway. The event begins at 6 pm with guest check-in and a signature cocktail, followed by a discussion with the historian from 6:10-6:30 pm. The Chef demonstration and tasting…

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Friends of Photography: Collecting and Preserving Workshop

October 8 @ 3–6 pm

Wondering how to start a collection, or what to do with the collection you already have? Please join the Friends of Photography for an afternoon of interesting anecdotes and helpful information. A panel consisting of a certified public accountant, an appraiser, an archival framer, and a collector will talk about…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Woman Sitting

October 11 @ 10–11 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 Woman…

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Book Club at the MFA

October 12 @ 6:30–7:30 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 exhibitions. August 10: Sunshine State, a collection of essays by Sarah Gerard, compliments the themes…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Jonathan Swanz

October 15 @ 3–4 pm

Meet glass artist and University of Hawaii faculty member, Jonathan Swanz as he shares his explorations into the manipulations of molten glass and other mediums. FREE with Museum admission.

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Smartly Dressed Fashion Show & Luncheon

October 18 @ 11 am–1:30 pm

  The Stuart Society’s annual Smartly Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon is up and running. Dillard’s will be the host sponsor with guest designers Badgley Mischka on October 18 and it will take place in The Grand Ballroom of The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club.  Doors open…

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Stuart Society: Shopping Extravaganza at Dillard’s/International Plaza

October 19 @ 10:30 am–1:30 pm

This companion ticket is included with your purchase of a Designer Circle (sold out!) or Savvy ticket. Don’t miss this opportunity! Our sponsor, Dillard’s, will provide a light brunch, a chance to meet Mark Badgley and James Mischka, and to select from their designer collection – available especially for Smartly…

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Porch Party at the MFA

October 19 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month. During the warmer months of May-September, the Porch Party is held inside the Conservatory. A cash bar is available (one free drink ticket for Members) and light bites provided…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Catherine The Great: The Empress Who Collected

November 8 @ 10–11 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 Catherine…

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Book Club at the MFA

November 9 @ 6:30–7:30 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 exhibitions. August 10: Sunshine State, a collection of essays by Sarah Gerard, compliments the themes…

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First Look Cantina

November 10 @ 7–11 pm

FIRST LOOK is your chance to be the very first to see this amazing exhibition before opening to the public. Your reservation includes exclusive timed access to the exhibition, Cantina Cocktail Party with a signature drink, photo opportunities and more.  May the force be with you in a galaxy not…

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Star Wars™ MFA Members-Only Costume Party

November 11 @ 7–11 pm
$50

Take a journey through the Star Wars™ universe with your MFA Membership. Enjoy one the unique benefits of belonging to the Museum and see this once-in-a-lifetime show. Feast your eyes on the costumes of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and more! Don’t miss your chance to meet iconic figures from…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Gabe Feenan

November 12 @ 3–4 pm

Gabe Feenan, the Museum of Glass, Tacoma’s resident gaffer, introduces us to his beautifully designed glass sculptures. FREE with Museum admission

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Porch Party at the MFA

November 16 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month. During the warmer months of May-September, the Porch Party is held inside the Conservatory. A cash bar is available (one free drink ticket for Members) and light bites provided…

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Collectors Circle Lecture: O’Keeffe and Stieglitz – Pioneers of American Modernism

November 16 @ 6:30–7:30 pm

The outstanding Collectors Circle Lecture Series features some of the world’s foremost art historians, curators, artists, and collectors and is FREE with Museum admission. “Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it, whether they want…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Duncan McClellan

December 10 @ 3–4 pm

Hear the latest projects and updates from the team at Duncan McClellan Gallery. FREE with Museum admission.

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Han-Terbury Tales

December 13 @ 10–11 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 Han-Terbury…

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Book Club at the MFA

December 14 @ 6:30–7:30 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 exhibitions. August 10: Sunshine State, a collection of essays by Sarah Gerard, compliments the themes…

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Porch Party at the MFA

December 21 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month. During the warmer months of May-September, the Porch Party is held inside the Conservatory. A cash bar is available (one free drink ticket for Members) and light bites provided…

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