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

September 27 @ 10–11 am

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton on Wednesday, September 27 was originally scheduled on September 13th, but moved due to Hurricane Irma.  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…

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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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Friends of Photography: Panel Discussion on Collecting and Preserving

October 8 @ 3–6 pm

Wondering how to start a collection, or what to do with the collection you already have? Please join the Friends of Photography for an afternoon of interesting anecdotes and helpful information. A panel consisting of an estate planner, an appraiser, an archival framer, and a collector will talk about what…

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Friends of Decorative Arts: The Transformative Power of Architecture

October 10 @ 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 $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Jonathan Swanz

October 15 @ 3–4 pm

Meet glass artist and University of Hawaii faculty member, Jonathan Swanz as he shares his explorations into the manipulations of molten glass and other mediums. FREE with Museum admission.

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Smartly Dressed Fashion Show & Luncheon

October 18 @ 11 am–1:30 pm

  The Stuart Society’s annual Smartly Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon is up and running. Dillard’s will be the host sponsor with guest designers Badgley Mischka on October 18 and it will take place in The Grand Ballroom of The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club.  Doors open…

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Stuart Society: Shopping Extravaganza at Dillard’s/International Plaza

October 19 @ 10:30 am–1:30 pm

This companion ticket is included with your purchase of a Designer Circle (sold out!) or Savvy ticket. Don’t miss this opportunity! Our sponsor, Dillard’s, will provide a light brunch, a chance to meet Mark Badgley and James Mischka, and to select from their designer collection – available especially for Smartly…

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Kidding Around Yoga

October 21 @ 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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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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First Look Cantina

November 10 @ 7–11 pm

FIRST LOOK is your chance to be the very first to see this amazing exhibition before opening to the public. Your reservation includes exclusive timed access to the exhibition, Cantina Cocktail Party with a signature drink, photo opportunities and more.  May the force be with you in a galaxy not…

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Star Wars™ MFA Members-Only Costume Party

November 11 @ 7–11 pm
$50

Take a journey through the Star Wars™ universe with your MFA Membership. Enjoy one the unique benefits of belonging to the Museum and see this once-in-a-lifetime show. Feast your eyes on the costumes of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and more! Don’t miss your chance to see iconic figures from…

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Gabe Feenan

November 12 @ 3–4 pm

Gabe Feenan, the Museum of Glass, Tacoma’s resident gaffer, introduces us to his beautifully designed glass sculptures. FREE with Museum admission

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Friends of Decorative Arts: The Streamlined 30s: The Birth of American Industrial Design

November 14 @ 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 $50 in addition to a minimum Dual Level Museum membership.…

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Kidding Around Yoga

November 18 @ 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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Parrish Lecture: Lucasfilm Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Doug Chiang

December 6 @ 6:30–8:30 pm

Academy Award-winning artist, author, and production designer, Doug Chiang draws us in to the world of Star Wars™. Limited seating. Reception to follow. Cash bar. FREE with Museum Admission Register Here

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Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Duncan McClellan

December 10 @ 3–4 pm

Hear the latest projects and updates from the team at Duncan McClellan Gallery. FREE with Museum admission.

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Friends of Decorative Arts: Threads: One Artist’s Journey

December 12 @ 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 $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum…

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