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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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Friends of Decorative Arts: Japanese Ceramics and International Trade

January 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 $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: All Dressed Up

January 10 @ 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 All…

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Book Club at the MFA

January 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.   January 11: The Mickett-Stackhouse: Confluence exhibition illustrates the power of combining work and love. Lab Girl, Hope…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: John Miller and Stephen Rolfe Powell

January 14 @ 3–4 pm

Join us for a presentation by glass artists John Miller and Stephen Rolfe Powell. FREE with Museum Admission

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Spotlight Lecture: Confluence

January 18 @ 6:30–7:30 pm

Artists Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse engage in a conversation with Katherine Pill, Curator of Contemporary Art. FREE with Museum admission.

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Friends of Photography: Pick-a-Pic

January 21 @ 4–6 pm

Join us for the annual Friends of Photography Pick-a-Pic event in the Marly Room at the MFA. Friends of Photography will bring in three compelling photographs and attendees vote on which one to purchase for the Museum. Vote, dance, drink, and eat – not necessarily in that order! $35 Friends…

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The Music of Star Wars

January 23 @ 10:30–11:30 am

Michael Francis, The Florida Orchestra’s Music Director and renowned conductor, explores the iconic music of the Star Wars™ films. Hear about Francis’s experiences playing bass with the London Symphony Orchestra on John William’s soundtrack for Star Wars™: Attack of the Clones and how sound shapes our perception of characters, places, and things. We…

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Book Club at the MFA

February 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.   January 11: The Mickett-Stackhouse: Confluence exhibition illustrates the power of combining work and love. Lab Girl, Hope…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Deanna Clayton and Alexis Silk

February 11 @ 3–4 pm

Join us for a presentation by glass artists Deanna Clayton and Alexis Silk. FREE with Museum admission.

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Stitch Me Up, Scotty! Costumes Across The Galaxy

February 13 @ 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 $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Telling Tales

February 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 Telling…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Eric Hilton

February 24 @ 2–3 pm

Join us for a presentation by glass artist Eric Hilton. FREE with Museum Admission.

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Book Club at the MFA

March 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.   January 11: The Mickett-Stackhouse: Confluence exhibition illustrates the power of combining work and love. Lab Girl, Hope…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: The Magic of Ikebana

March 13 @ 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 $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Florida Gardens

March 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 Florida…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Setting The Table

April 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 Setting…

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Book Club at the MFA

April 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.   January 11: The Mickett-Stackhouse: Confluence exhibition illustrates the power of combining work and love. Lab Girl, Hope…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Finding Your Voice

May 9 @ 10 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 Finding…

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Book Club at the MFA

May 10 @ 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.   January 11: The Mickett-Stackhouse: Confluence exhibition illustrates the power of combining work and love. Lab Girl, Hope…

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Music in the Marly: Trio Solisti

June 3 @ 2–4 pm

Labeled “the most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker, Trio Solisti returns to the MFA to present a dynamic performance.  Highlights of the 2017-2018 season include a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Wisconsin Philharmonic and conductor Alexander Platt, and appearances at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival.…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: The Muse of History

June 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 The…

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Book Club at the MFA

June 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.   January 11: The Mickett-Stackhouse: Confluence exhibition illustrates the power of combining work and love. Lab Girl, Hope…

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Music in the Marly: The James Suggs Trio

June 17 @ 2–4 pm

Suggs began playing the trumpet at age 9.  At 16, he started performing professionally and toured the US and Europe with the Continental Singers.  He has shared the stage with such artists as Kenny Burrell, Robin Eubanks, Dick Hyman, Sean Jones, Chuck Mangione, Maria Schneider, and Frankie Avalon.  In 2015,…

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Music in the Marly: Christopher Johnson

July 1 @ 2–4 pm

Winning high critical acclaim, pianist Christopher Johnson has given 18 annual solo recitals at the Bar Harbor Music Festival in Maine and has made his 10th appearance at the Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum.  He performed the Horowitz/Sousa “Stars and Stripes Forever” in Washington, D.C. at the 2001 Presidential All-Star Gala…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Designing Architecture

July 11 @ 10 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 Designing…

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Book Club at the MFA

July 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.   January 11: The Mickett-Stackhouse: Confluence exhibition illustrates the power of combining work and love. Lab Girl, Hope…

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Music in the Marly: Claire Huangci

July 15 @ 2–4 pm

The award-winning pianist returns to the MFA to captivate audiences with her “radiant virtuosity, artistic sensitivity, keen interactive sense and subtle auditory dramaturgy.” – The Salzburger Nachrichten  Huangci is the 2009 International Chopin Competition and 2010 National Chopin Competition winner. Tickets: Marly Music Society Members $15; Students (with current ID) $15;…

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Music in the Marly: Kristin Lee

August 5 @ 2–4 pm

A recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists’ 2010 National Auditions, Kristin Lee is a violinist of remarkable versatility and impeccable technique who enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: All About Focus

August 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 All…

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Book Club at the MFA

August 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.   January 11: The Mickett-Stackhouse: Confluence exhibition illustrates the power of combining work and love. Lab Girl, Hope…

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Music in the Marly: Wayne Bethanis

August 19 @ 2–4 pm

Bethanis is a true original.  He is a best-selling, award-winning New Age Piano recording artist and a popular expert on music, with a PhD in Music.  Since early childhood Bethanis has been known for his great talent and engaging personality. Tickets: Marly Music Society Members $15; Students (with current ID)…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: My Backyard

September 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 My…

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Book Club at the MFA

September 13 @ 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.   January 11: The Mickett-Stackhouse: Confluence exhibition illustrates the power of combining work and love. Lab Girl, Hope…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Master Image-Maker

October 10 @ 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 A…

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Book Club at the MFA

October 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.   January 11: The Mickett-Stackhouse: Confluence exhibition illustrates the power of combining work and love. Lab Girl, Hope…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Conceptualizing Cindy

November 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 Conceptualizing…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Self-Portrait

December 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 A…

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