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Gallery Talk for Opening of Benny Andrews: Mix Master

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill will give a Gallery Talk on Benny Andrews: Mix Master, Collage and Line Drawings from the Collection of Edward J. Littlejohn in the Works on Paper Gallery. Reception to follow in the Bayview Room. FREE with Museum Admission     Benny Andrews, Peaches (detail), 1965,…

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Marly Music: Trio Solisti

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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. Tickets…

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Herb Snitzer Gallery Conversation

June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join celebrated photographer Herb Snitzer and the Curator of the Photographic Collection Robin O’Dell for a gallery conversation about the exhibition Can I Get A Witness: Photographs by Herb Snitzer. Herb Snitzer (American, b. 1932)  has spent sixty years capturing images of people from all walks of life. Internationally…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: The Muse of History

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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 @ 6:00 pm - 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. June 14: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto Kitchen is an enchantingly original and deeply affecting tale…

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Cinema @ the MFA: Three Resurrected Drunkards

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of We Do Not Work Alone, the MFA presents the 1968 film, Three Resurrected Drunkards, by Nagisa Oshima, a conceptually dazzling and piercing exploration of identity in contemporary Japan that makes room for extended flights of fancy and dream sequences. Often called the Godard of the East, Oshima…

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Marly Music: The James Suggs Quartet

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Simmer and Sift: Callaloo

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tampa native Chef Gary Moran has trained and worked in some of the best restaurants in the Northeast after training in Europe. Former Chef d’ Cuisine at the famed Tavern on the Green in New York City, he moved back to Tampa, commanding his own kitchen as the executive chef…

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Marly Music: Christopher Johnson

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 @ 10:00 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 pm - 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. July 12: Creative Quest by Questlove Musician, bandleader, designer, producer, culinary entrepreneur, professor, and…

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Marly Music: Claire Huangci

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 are issued on a first come, first served basis. Tickets include general…

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Simmer and Sift: Ichicoro Ane

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Pete’s renowned izakaya and ramen bar offers up Japanese delicacies while pushing the boundaries of creative dining for an eager audience. Sister to the smaller Seminole Heights location, Ane is both destination and retreat, allowing diners to enjoy Spicy Crab Abura Soba, charred octopus and Mapo Tofu amidst a…

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Bourbon, Jazz, and Herb

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Friends of Photography for this celebration of the exhibition Can I Get a Witness: Photography by Herb Snitzer before it closes. Listen to live jazz from James Suggs and Friends, sip a signature bourbon, and rub elbows with the famed photographer himself. $20 for Members of Friends of…

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Magnetic Fields: Sonic Abstraction

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In complement to Magnetic Fields: Expanding Abstraction 1960s to the Present, which focuses on African American women’s approaches to abstract painting and sculpture, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is thrilled to be working with composer Elizabeth A. Baker to present an afternoon of abstract sonic experiences by African…

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Marly Music: Kristin Lee

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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 pm - 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 9th: milk and honey by Rupi Kaur Famed Sikh “instapoet” and provocateur who…

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Marly Music: Wayne Bethanis

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 are issued on a first come, first served basis. …

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Simmer and Sift: Join the Chef/Owners of The Restorative

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dunedin’s newest entry into adventurous and innovative food featuring dishes such as tartine, burrata, black garlic, and cherry tomatoes or  a dessert comprised of lemon curd, ginger marshmallows, mint cremeux, and cucumber. Refreshingly simple food, made with the best of ingredients, The Restorative is leading the way in an area…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: My Backyard

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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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Simmer and Sift: Il Ritorno

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From the James Beard House to Central Ave, the lauded husband-wife team of Dave and Erica Benstock bring their modern take on Italian classics to the MFA. Chef David worked his way through the ranks at various restaurants, eventually running front line at Wolfgang Puck Spago in Colorado. A sharp…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Master Image-Maker

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Conceptualizing Cindy

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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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