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Lectures/Gallery Talks

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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