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Cocktails & Collections

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour, light bites, and art-inspired signature…

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Simmer and Sift: Il Ritorno

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

Back by popular demand…Simmer & Sift! Culinary masterpieces brought to life at the MFA, combining creative culinary skills with delicious demonstrations. In a small group setting, interact with the area’s most popular chefs and taste their creations. Supporting the arts can be so delicious! From the James Beard House to Central Ave,…

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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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Creating a Legacy: The Art of Planning

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

  A Legacy Society Event presented by the MFA and Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Breakfast and Panel for Members followed by a tour of the MFA collection. R.S.V.P. to:  mmeans@mfastpete.org

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Book Club at the MFA – Bluebeard

October 11 @ 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 exhibtions. October 11th:  Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut Humor and irony collide in this novel by the…

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Cocktails & Collections

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour, light bites, and art-inspired…

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Book Club at the MFA – Self Portrait With a Boy

November 8 @ 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 exhibtions. November 8th:  Self Portrait With a Boy by Rachel Lyon We explore themes central…

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Cinema @ the MFA – Egó Sympósion: Film by Yasumasa Morimura

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Egó Sympósion (2016) is the Florida debut of Morimura Yasumasa, the noted Japanese appropriation artist. Featured in our photography exhibition This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, Yasumasa borrows images from historical artists (ranging from Rembrandt to Cindy Sherman), and inserts his own face and body into them;…

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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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Cocktails & Collections

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour, light bites, and art-inspired…

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Deck the Great Hall – Holiday Open House

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Each year, the Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the holiday season with a Holiday Tree placed in the Great Hall, decorated by provisional members of The Stuart Society. The Museum of Fine Arts is excited to carry on this holiday tradition, with a contemporary spin. A renowned Tampa Bay artist…

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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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Member Preview – Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger

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

One of the benefits of an MFA Membership is access to preview events for exhibitions in advance of their opening. The Member Preview for two exhibitions, “Jewels of the Imagination: Radiant Masterworks by Jean Schlumberger and “Drawn to Beauty: The Art and Atelier of Jean Schlumberger” will open at 7:00pm, with exhibition opening remarks at 7:15pm.…

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Cocktails & Collections

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour,…

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NYE@MFA: Mid-Century Magic

December 31 @ 7:00 pm

Ring in 2019 at NYE@MFA, St. Pete’s premier all-inclusive New Year’s Eve event. Join us for dinner or join us for dancing…we have TWO fantastic ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve: Dinner and Piano Bar 7 – 9:30p:  Special seated dinner, open bar and Blue Roses cabaret performance Party – Dancing and Desserts …

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Cocktails & Collections

January 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour,…

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Barnhill Gallery Talk With Robin O’Dell

January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join Robin O’Dell, Curator of the Photographic Collection, for a discussion centered around the practice and influence of E.G. Barnhill, noted photographer who painstakingly hand-colored photos of the Florida landscape; selling these invaluable touchstones to tourists and visitors. FREE with Admission    

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Book Club at the MFA: Stoned

February 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What better way to celebrate the month of love than with a gripping tale of obsession and desire.  In Aja Raden’s fast-paced Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World, we dive into the social, economic and, cultural history of eight iconic jewels and how they shaped history.  Stoned…

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Cocktails & Collections

February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour,…

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Cocktails & Collections

March 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour,…

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Cocktails & Collections

April 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour, light…

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Cocktails & Collections

May 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour,…

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Cocktails & Collections

June 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event focuses on one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, highlighting a different work in the collection. Each month features live music, a customized docent tour,…

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