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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, allowing us to experience the art in different ways. Each month features live music, a customized tour, light bites, art-inspired signature cocktails,…

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Exquisite Corpse 2018

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

It’s the unveiling of an exhibit created and based on the old surreal parlor game “Exquisite Corpse”.  The game has been played by many but, never like this version before. This will be the fourth year. Artists are sought out based on talent & invited to play. Once they accept…

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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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Friends of Decorative Arts: Highlights From the Asian Art Collection

November 13 @ 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: 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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Smartly Dressed Fashion Show & Luncheon – 40th Anniversary

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

  The Stuart Society’s 40th annual Smartly Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon is right around the corner. Sponsored by Dillard’s, this event will take place in The Grand Ballroom of The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club and will be a stunner. Doors open at 11:00 am during which…

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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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The Contemporaries Field Trip: Craig Kaths at Tempus Projects

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  The Contemporaries are hosting a private preview of New York-based artist Craig Kath’s solo exhibition Like a Bucket of Herbs Before a Pressing at Tempus Projects, a leading artist-run, non-profit gallery space in Tampa. Kaths will explain his approach to his printmaking and sculptural practices, which explore the structures…

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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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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 all-inclusive ticket for the entire event, or come for The Party: All-Inclusive Ticket $300 per person…

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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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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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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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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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