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Lectures/Gallery Talks

Gallery Talk on the Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip

March 26 @ 3–4 pm

  Robin O’Dell returned to the MFA in 2014 after earning her MA in photographic preservation and collections management in the joint program offered by Ryerson University in Toronto and the Eastman House Museum. She recently curated Harold Edgerton: What the Eye Can’t See and selected the images in the Miriam…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Nancy Callan

April 9 @ 3–4 pm

Nancy Callan, who lives in Seattle, is influenced by the bright colors and inflated shapes found in comic books and toys. She received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. After a workshop at the Corning Museum of Glass with the gifted Lino Tagliapietra, she moved to Seattle, became…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: The Art of Circus Posters

April 11 @ 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 $20 in addition to Museum membership. FODA programs are held on…

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Literary Carousel at the MFA

April 20 @ 6:30–8:30 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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Friends of Photography: Gary Monroe

May 7 @ 3–4 pm

Please join the Friends of Photography for a talk featuring photographer Gary Monroe. Gary Monroe is the perfect photographer to augment The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip exhibition at the MFA. Monroe has explored most of Florida for forty years with his Leica cameras. He photographed the old world of…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Cat Shoes

May 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 $20 in addition to Museum membership. FODA programs are held on…

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Book Club at the MFA

May 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. May 11: Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir by Dorothy Heights brings us…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Jason Chakravarty and Jennifer Caldwell

May 14 @ 3–4 pm

  Jason Chakravarty is a multimedia artist in Arizona, who primarily works in cast glass, often incorporating neon. His most recent objects are semi-autobiographical and reflect on relationships, communication, and social networking. He has shown his work across the country and has presented workshops and lectures at Ohio State University,…

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A Conversation between Dominique Labauvie and Katherine Pill

May 18 @ 6:30–7:30 pm

A Conversation between artist Dominique Labauvie and Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill. Dominique Labauvie has shown his work worldwide and is represented in the collections of the Musée des arts décoratifs, Palais du Louvre, in Paris; the MFA; and the Boca Raton Museum of Art, among others. He is…

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Lecture: Functional Imaging of the Human Brain as a Window into the Mind

May 20 @ 11 am–12 pm

Twenty-five years ago, with the invention of MRI, it became possible to image neural activity in the normal human brain. This remarkable tool has given us a striking new picture of the human brain, in which many regions have been shown to carry out highly specific mental functions, like the…

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Book Club at the MFA

June 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. May 11: Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir by Dorothy Heights brings us…

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