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Cinema Series: Films by Robert Frank

March 23 @ 6–8 pm

Three short films by Robert Frank, Paper Route (2002), I Remember (1998), and C’est Vrai (1990), distributed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times has called Robert Frank “one of the most important and influential American independent filmmakers of the last half-century.” In…

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Drumming at the MFA

March 25 @ 10:30–11:30 am
$5

Explore the many cultures represented in the Museum collection by experiencing them to a rhythmic beat. Feel your musical and artistic momentum grow while you drum out rhythms and use other percussion instruments to bring art alive. No prior experience is necessary. Just come and have fun. Adults and families…

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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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The Stuart Society: Art in Bloom 2017

March 30 @ 10 am–5 pm

Art in Bloom celebrates the 20th Anniversary! A grand Spring tradition, Art in Bloom presents more than 40 floral interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection. Designs are created by professional florists, talented hobbyists, and members of The Stuart Society. “The Art of Entertaining”, featuring James Farmer, floral artiste, gardening…

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The Stuart Society: Art in Bloom 2017

March 30 @ 6:30–8:30 pm

Art in Bloom celebrates the 20th Anniversary! A grand Spring tradition, Art in Bloom presents more than 40 floral interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection. Designs are created by professional florists, talented hobbyists, and members of The Stuart Society. “The Art of Entertaining”, featuring James Farmer, floral artiste, gardening…

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The Stuart Society: Art in Bloom 2017

March 31 @ 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Art in Bloom celebrates the 20th Anniversary! A grand Spring tradition, Art in Bloom presents more than 40 floral interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection. Designs are created by professional florists, talented hobbyists, and members of The Stuart Society. “The Art of Entertaining”, featuring James Farmer, floral artiste, gardening…

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The Stuart Society: Art in Bloom 2017

April 1 @ 10 am–5 pm

Art in Bloom celebrates the 20th Anniversary! A grand Spring tradition, Art in Bloom presents more than 40 floral interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection. Designs are created by professional florists, talented hobbyists, and members of The Stuart Society. “The Art of Entertaining”, featuring James Farmer, floral artiste, gardening…

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Kidding Around Yoga

April 1 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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Orchid Lei-Making Class

April 1 @ 11 am–12 pm

  Lei, strung flower garlands, are synonymous with Hawaiʽi.The MFA, in honor of Art in Bloom, invites you to join us in learning how to make your very own orchid lei. You will learn how to string a lei in the kui (sewing) style to adorn yourself or a loved…

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The Stuart Society: Art in Bloom 2017

April 2 @ 12–5 pm

Art in Bloom celebrates the 20th Anniversary! A grand Spring tradition, Art in Bloom presents more than 40 floral interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection. Designs are created by professional florists, talented hobbyists, and members of The Stuart Society. “The Art of Entertaining”, featuring James Farmer, floral artiste, gardening…

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The Stuart Society: Art in Bloom 2017

April 3 @ 10 am–5 pm

Art in Bloom celebrates the 20th Anniversary! A grand Spring tradition, Art in Bloom presents more than 40 floral interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection. Designs are created by professional florists, talented hobbyists, and members of The Stuart Society. “The Art of Entertaining”, featuring James Farmer, floral artiste, gardening…

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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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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Living in Downtown St. Petersburg

April 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 Living…

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Cinema at the MFA: Pull My Daisy & This Song for Jack

April 13 @ 6–7:30 pm

These two short films enhance the enjoyment of The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip. Director Robert Frank is one of the major figures represented in that exhibition. This evening,  you will be viewing Pull My Daisy (1959) and This Song for Jack (1983). There will be a special introduction…

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Kidding Around Yoga

April 15 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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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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Collectors Circle Gala: Flying Down to Rio

April 21 @ 6:30–10:30 pm
$250

Have you been to Rio lately?  How about “Flying Down to Rio” at the MFA? This gala event will be held on Friday, April 21 beginning at 6:30 pm in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory and the Marly Room.  Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet seated dinner, champagne, select wines, music, and dancing…

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Kidding Around Yoga

May 6 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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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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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Under the Palmetto Leaves

May 10 @ 10–11 am

Nan Colton, playing Harriet Beecher Stowe, begins her performance at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs on Friday, March 19, 2010. Colton put on a show aimed at education and entertainment to a crowd of literature and history buffs. The event was sponsored by the Bonita Springs Historical Society.…

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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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Kidding Around Yoga

May 20 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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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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Kidding Around Yoga

June 3 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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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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Beer Project: Art+Beer Lounge – Save the Date

June 9 @ 7–10 pm

Preserve a masterpiece by tapping into a one-of-a-kind evening! Sip and Savor the liquid interpretations of works in the Museum’s collection while lounging in artistically designed spaces. Brewing companies create limited batch brews for a one-night exhibition at the Museum. Featured works this year include William Shayer, The Elder, Harbor…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Clash of Cultures: Spaniards to Pinellas County

June 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 Clash…

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Kidding Around Yoga

June 17 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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Skyway Film Series

June 22 @ 2–4 pm

The following films celebrate Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, with a nod to the water that surrounds us. Thursday, June 22, 2 pm (MFA Members Only) Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), directed by Irving Pichel. Things are going swimmingly for Mr. Peabody (William Powell) until he snags a beautiful mermaid…

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Skyway Film Series

June 22 @ 6–8 pm

The following films celebrate Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, with a nod to the water that surrounds us. Thursday, June 22, 2 pm (MFA Members Only) Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), directed by Irving Pichel. Things are going swimmingly for Mr. Peabody (William Powell) until he snags a beautiful mermaid…

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Simmer and Sift: Chef Kenny Tufo

June 28 @ 6–8 pm

This summer’s Simmer & Sift: Summer Cooking Series celebrates Florida’s culinary history and innovation in conjunction with the MFA’s special exhibition, Skyway. The event begins at 6 pm with guest check-in and a signature cocktail, followed by a discussion with the historian from 6:10-6:30 pm. The Chef demonstration and tasting…

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Kidding Around Yoga

July 1 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Meeting Monet

July 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 Meeting…

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Kidding Around Yoga

July 15 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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Marine Science Yoga Art Camp

July 24 @ 8:30 am–3:30 pm

This unique camp is led by certified children’s yoga teacher and marine scientist Katie Toth and features daily yoga classes, marine science instruction, and art projects from July 24-28 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. A different theme of marine ecology, conservation, and community service will highlight each day. For…

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Simmer and Sift: Lauren Macellaro

July 26 @ 6–8 pm

This summer’s Simmer & Sift: Summer Cooking Series celebrates Florida’s culinary history and innovation in conjunction with the MFA’s special exhibition, Skyway. The event begins at 6 pm with guest check-in and a signature cocktail, followed by a discussion with the historian from 6:10-6:30 pm. The Chef demonstration and tasting…

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Kidding Around Yoga

August 5 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: An Intellectual Affair

August 9 @ 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 An…

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Kidding Around Yoga

August 19 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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Simmer and Sift: Greg Baker

August 23 @ 6–8 pm

This summer’s Simmer & Sift: Summer Cooking Series celebrates Florida’s culinary history and innovation in conjunction with the MFA’s special exhibition, Skyway. The event begins at 6 pm with guest check-in and a signature cocktail, followed by a discussion with the historian from 6:10-6:30 pm. The Chef demonstration and tasting…

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Kidding Around Yoga

September 2 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun: Portrait of a Portrait Painter

September 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 Elisabeth…

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Simmer and Sift: Norman Van Aken

September 27 @ 6–8 pm

This summer’s Simmer & Sift: Summer Cooking Series celebrates Florida’s culinary history and innovation in conjunction with the MFA’s special exhibition, Skyway. The event begins at 6 pm with guest check-in and a signature cocktail, followed by a discussion with the historian from 6:10-6:30 pm. The Chef demonstration and tasting…

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Kidding Around Yoga

October 7 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Woman Sitting

October 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 Woman…

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Kidding Around Yoga

November 4 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Catherine The Great: The Empress Who Collected

November 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 Catherine…

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Kidding Around Yoga

December 2 @ 10–11 am
$5

The Kidding Around Yoga system utilizes the yoga poses or asanas creatively tucked into: partner yoga, games and activities, original music, stories and more.  The class is specifically designed for kids – families welcome.  Practicing yoga with everyone in the family, and especially children, creates a special bond. Join us…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Han-Terbury Tales

December 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 Han-Terbury…

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