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Porch Party at the MFA

April 20 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.…

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Gallery Talk: Dorothy Height’s Hats

April 29 @ 3–4 pm

There will be a gallery talk on Saturday, April 29 in the Works on Paper Gallery for the opening of Dorothy Height’s Hats. The talk, given by Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Chill, will be followed by a reception in the Bayview Room from 4-5 pm.

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Friends of Photography: Gary Monroe

May 7 @ 3–4 pm

Please join the Friends of Photography for a talk featuring photographer Gary Monroe. Gary Monroe is the perfect photographer to augment The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip exhibition at the MFA. Monroe has explored most of Florida for forty years with his Leica cameras. He photographed the old world of…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Cat Shoes

May 9 @ 2–3 pm

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $20 in addition to Museum membership. FODA programs are held on…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Under the Palmetto Leaves

May 10 @ 10–11 am

Nan Colton, playing Harriet Beecher Stowe, begins her performance at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs on Friday, March 19, 2010. Colton put on a show aimed at education and entertainment to a crowd of literature and history buffs. The event was sponsored by the Bonita Springs Historical Society.…

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Book Club at the MFA

May 11 @ 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. May 11: Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir by Dorothy Heights brings us…

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Lecture: Harriet Rosebud, Millinery Designer

May 13 @ 1–3 pm

Originally from St. Petersburg FL. Ms. Rosebud earned a BS in political Science from Florida State University, but her creative side needed to find its own path.  She returned to school, attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and studied Millinery Arts.  She decided to follow her passion…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Jason Chakravarty and Jennifer Caldwell

May 14 @ 3–4 pm

  Jason Chakravarty is a multimedia artist in Arizona, who primarily works in cast glass, often incorporating neon. His most recent objects are semi-autobiographical and reflect on relationships, communication, and social networking. He has shown his work across the country and has presented workshops and lectures at Ohio State University,…

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Porch Party at the MFA

May 18 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

May 18 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. Cash bar provided…

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A Conversation between Dominique Labauvie and Katherine Pill

May 18 @ 6:30–7:30 pm

A Conversation between artist Dominique Labauvie and Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill. Dominique Labauvie has shown his work worldwide and is represented in the collections of the Musée des arts décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, in Paris; the MFA; and the Boca Raton Museum of Art, among others. He is…

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Lecture: Functional Imaging of the Human Brain as a Window into the Mind

May 20 @ 11 am–12 pm

Twenty-five years ago, with the invention of MRI, it became possible to image neural activity in the normal human brain. This remarkable tool has given us a striking new picture of the human brain, in which many regions have been shown to carry out highly specific mental functions, like the…

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Book Club at the MFA

June 8 @ 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. May 11: Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir by Dorothy Heights brings us…

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Beer Project: Art+Beer Lounge

June 9 @ 7–10 pm

Preserve a masterpiece by tapping into a one-of-a-kind evening! Sip and Savor the liquid interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection while lounging in artistically designed spaces. Brewing companies create limited batch brews for a one-night only exhibition at the Museum. Participating brewing companies include: Abita Brewing Co., Big Storm…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Clash of Cultures: Spaniards to Pinellas County

June 14 @ 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 Clash…

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Porch Party at the MFA

June 15 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

June 15 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. Cash bar provided…

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Music in the Marly: Richard Dowling, piano

June 18 @ 2–4 pm

Dowling’s charismatic and elegant style of pianism specializes in the works of Chopin, Gershwin, American ragtime and French Impressionism.  He has been hailed by The New York Times as an “especially impressive fine young pianist” who appears in orchestral and solo performances throughout the world. His performance at the MFA…

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Skyway Film Series

June 22 @ 2–4 pm

The following films celebrate Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, with a nod to the water that surrounds us. Thursday, June 22, 2 pm (MFA Members Only) Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), directed by Irving Pichel. Things are going swimmingly for Mr. Peabody (William Powell) until he snags a beautiful mermaid…

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Skyway Film Series

June 22 @ 6–8 pm

The following films celebrate Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, with a nod to the water that surrounds us. Thursday, June 22, 2 pm (MFA Members Only) Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), directed by Irving Pichel. Things are going swimmingly for Mr. Peabody (William Powell) until he snags a beautiful mermaid…

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Simmer and Sift: Chef Kenny Tufo

June 28 @ 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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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Meeting Monet

July 12 @ 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 Meeting…

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Music in the Marly: Scott Kluksdahl, cello and Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano

July 16 @ 2–4 pm

The highly-regarded and talented artists Scott Kluksdahl and Noreen Cassidy-Polera return to the MFA for a special collaboration. Debuting with The San Francisco Symphony, Kluksdahl has been heard since as orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in major metropolitan centers throughout the United States, Europe, Israel and Latin America. Tickets:…

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Porch Party at the MFA

July 20 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

July 20 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. Cash bar provided…

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Music in the Marly: Special Performance

July 22 @ 2–4 pm

Special performance today by The Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival Ambassador Pianists, internationally and nationally aspiring pianists showcase their unique and distinctive talents. The Rebecca Penneys Piano  Festival brings renowned faculty to the Tampa Bay area to teach technique and musicianship in a traditional and innovative context while embracing creative and…

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Simmer and Sift: Lauren Macellaro

July 26 @ 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: The Gene Knific Trio and Special Guest

July 30 @ 2–4 pm

The Gene Knific Trio with special guest, Renata Artman Knific performs today. Worldwide performer Gene Knific, described by Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, and arranger, Shelly Berg as a “multi-talented” pianist/composer “whose music fuses varied elements in fascinating and compelling ways,” will creatively engage the American song book and more in his debut…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: An Intellectual Affair

August 9 @ 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 An…

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Porch Party at the MFA

August 17 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

August 17 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. Cash bar provided…

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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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Porch Party at the MFA

September 21 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

September 21 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

September 21 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. Cash bar provided…

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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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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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Porch Party at the MFA

October 19 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

October 19 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

October 19 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. Cash bar 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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Porch Party at the MFA

November 16 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

November 16 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

November 16 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. Cash bar provided…

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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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Porch Party at the MFA

December 21 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

December 21 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. No RSVP required.

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Porch Party at the MFA

December 21 @ 5–7 pm

Join us on the best porch in downtown St. Petersburg from 5 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month, sponsored by Coastal Properties Group International. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. Cash bar provided…

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