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Member Sale & Museum Store Sunday

November 19 @ 10:00 am - November 25 @ 5:30 pm

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Deck the Great Hall – Holiday Open House

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

The Museum of Fine Arts traditionally celebrates the season with a holiday tree placed in the MFA’s Great Hall. This year we begin a new tradition: we have commissioned an artist to create an original, site-specific work of art for our museum’s holiday celebration. We will ring in the holidays…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: West African Textiles

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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…

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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 – New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am

  Ring in 2019 at NYE@MFA, a premier all-inclusive New Year’s Eve celebration. This year’s theme is “Mid-Century Magic”, inspired by the winter exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Choose the Dinner + The Party ticket for the entire event, or come for The Party: Dinner + The Party $350…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Jean Schlumberger

January 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Drawn to Beauty

January 9, 2019 @ 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 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: Drawn to…

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Book Club at the MFA: Oil and Marble

January 10, 2019 @ 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. January 10th: Oil and Marble by Stephanie Storey From 1501-1505, Leonardo da Vinci…

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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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Friends of Decorative Arts: Fairyland Lustre

February 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Fairyland Lustre

February 13, 2019 @ 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 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: Fairyland Lustre.…

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Book Club at the MFA – Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World

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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Friends of Decorative Arts Handling Session: A Closer Look at Dutch and American Furniture

February 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  This program will feature the careful examination of two pieces of purportedly 18th century furniture—one Dutch and one American— to learn about construction methods, style, finish, and ultimately, authenticity. We will also discuss what makes a piece museum worthy, and how the museum both acquires and de-accessions works. Lead…

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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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Friends of Decorative Arts: Antioch Mosaics at the MFA: Past, Present, and Future

March 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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: Some of These Days

March 13, 2019 @ 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 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: Some of…

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Book Club at the MFA: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

March 14, 2019 @ 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. March 14th: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote Perhaps Capote’s best-known creations, Breakfast at…

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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, light…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Chinese Porcelain in Dutch Paintings

April 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Feast for the Eyes

April 10, 2019 @ 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 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 Feast for…

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The Book Club at the MFA: Cigar City: Tales of a 1980’s Art Ghetto

April 11, 2019 @ 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. April 11th: Cigar City: Tales of a 1980’s Art Ghetto by Paul Wilborn…

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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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