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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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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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Learning from Each Other: The Havana-Tampa Artist Exchange

July 6 @ 6:30–8 pm

Please join us for a panel discussion focusing on the artist exchange program between the prestigious San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in Havana and the non-profit contemporary art space Tempus Projects in Seminole Heights, Tampa. The Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro” is the oldest and most celebrated…

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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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The Contemporaries: Kegs and Collections

July 14 @ 7–10 pm

The Contemporaries of the Museum of Fine Arts are pleased to offer a behind the scenes tour of the private art collection at Great Bay Distributors to celebrate regional artists and art collecting, complementing the Skyway exhibition. Kegs and Collections – A Celebration of Regional Art and Collectors will be held on…

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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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