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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. Eric Hilton is a vibrant and engaging speaker who will discuss the influences which shaped his artistic career. Eric has been involved in the contemporary glass movement from its inception, works as a designer for special Steuben Glass projects, and…

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Collectors Circle Member Reception

March 1 @ 5:30–6:30 pm

Prior to the Parrish Lecture “A Lifetime of Collecting”, Collectors Circle Members gather in the Membership Garden of the MFA for cocktails. Open to Collectors Circle Members Only For information on the Collectors Circle, or to join, contact the Membership Department at membership@mfastpete.org or call 727-896-2667 ext.248

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Parrish Lecture: A Lifetime of Collecting

March 1 @ 11:30 pm–12:30 am

Join us for a fascinating talk by Jeffrey W. Allison, the Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Manager of Statewide Programs and Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as he speaks on the long-term loan the MFA has received. Mr. Allison holds a BA in Photography from Virginia Intermont…

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Book Club at the MFA

March 8 @ 11 pm–12 am

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.   February 8: This month we read Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove, and consider how…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Alex Bernstein

March 11 @ 3–4 pm

Join us for a presentation by visiting glass artist Alex Bernstein. Mr. Bernstein grew up in a creative environment with access to many of the artists of the American studio glass movement. As the child of two established glass artists, William and Katherine Bernstein, the beautiful surroundings of the Blue…

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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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Creature Feature: Summer Road Trips in Search of Bigfoot, Photographer Todd Bates Discusses the Making of a Monster

March 18 @ 3–5 pm

Join the Friends of Photography for an intriguing afternoon as photographer and co-founder of the photography event Carousel, Todd Bates, leads us on a photographic journey in search of the elusive and ever popular “Bigfoot.” $5 for Members of Friend of Photography $10 for Not-Yet Members Ticket Fee for Event Only,…

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The Florida Orchestra 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Orchestra 101

March 20 @ 10:30–11:30 am

Learn how an orchestra performance comes together, from the initial planning to the execution of the concert. Part of the discussion will also explore the financial model, and the importance of community support and enthusiasm at all levels. The MFA is proud to partner with the Florida Orchestra on this…

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Art in Bloom

March 22 @ 2–9 pm

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 21st Annual Art in Bloom March 22 – 26th, 2018 Art in Bloom is the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg’s signature spring event which showcases the Museum’s collection in full bloom with dozens of floral designs inspired by the art and the galleries. Information about…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Florida’s Fine Craft

April 10 @ 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: 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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Collectors Choice: Meet Me at The Stork Club!

April 13 @ 5–10 pm

Exciting plans are underway to create an enjoyable evening with dining, dancing, and entertainment reminiscent of New York City’s most glamorous, most storied, supper club – The Stork Club. Join us for an exciting event culminating in the annual vote and purchase of a new acquisition for the Museum’s Collection!…

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Literary Carousal at the MFA

April 19 @ 7–8 pm

Photography from the MFA archives comes alive through the art of the “Ekphrastic”, a literary interpretation of a piece of visual art. Hand-picked images get the prose and poetry treatment, read live to you! Come join us for this one-of-a-kind event for literature and photography lovers alike. Inspired by the…

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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 @ 10–11 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.   February 8: This month we read Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove, and consider how…

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Collectors Circle Study Trip – Pittsburgh, PA

May 16 @ 12 am–11:59 pm

Join Collectors Circle Members on their four day, three night study trip to Pittsburgh, PA. This fabulous trip includes art, architecture, the Carnegie, Frick, and Warhol Museums, and even visits to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water and Kentucky Knob homes! Limited space still available! Open to Collectors Circle Members Only…

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Music in the Marly: Trio Solisti

June 3 @ 6–8 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 @ 10–11 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.   February 8: This month we read Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove, and consider how…

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Music in the Marly: The James Suggs Trio

June 17 @ 6–8 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 @ 6–8 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 @ 10–11 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.   February 8: This month we read Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove, and consider how…

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Music in the Marly: Claire Huangci

July 15 @ 6–8 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 @ 6–8 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 @ 10–11 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.   February 8: This month we read Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove, and consider how…

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Music in the Marly: Wayne Bethanis

August 19 @ 6–8 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 @ 10–11 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.   February 8: This month we read Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove, and consider how…

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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 @ 10–11 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.   February 8: This month we read Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove, and consider how…

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Book Club at the MFA

November 8 @ 11 pm–12 am

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.   February 8: This month we read Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove, and consider how…

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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 @ 3–4 pm

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

December 13 @ 11 pm–12 am

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.   February 8: This month we read Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove, and consider how…

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