1. Events
  2. Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts
Today

Parrish Lecture: A Lifetime of Collecting

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for a fascinating talk by Jeffrey W. Allison, the Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Manager of Statewide Programs and Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as he speaks on the long-term loan the MFA has received. Mr. Allison holds a BA in Photography from Virginia Intermont...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Telling Tales

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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 Telling...

Florida Orchestra 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: A Talk with The Florida Orchestra Director Michael Francis

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The Florida Orchestra's Music Director, Michael Francis, will discuss his background, the programming, this season, and his vision for the future of The Florida Orchestra. We expect this program to be well attended, therefore advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are $12 per person and does NOT include access to...

The Contemporaries’ Space Age Brunch

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The Contemporaries present a Space Age celebration of Moon Museum: Art and Outer Space, opening at the MFA on February 3rd. Please join us for a far-out brunch, including a cereal bar and Bloody Mary station! Sounds of the 1960s will be provided by DJ Brian Oblivion, and curator Jade...

Parrish Lecture Series Presents: Behind The Seams with Laela French

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Explore the artistry of the world's most recognized cinematic costumes. Join Laela French, the Director of the Archives for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and MFA's Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill, in a conversation that takes us into the Star Wars™ universe. Laela French will discuss her role in preserving the...

The Music of Star Wars

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Michael Francis, The Florida Orchestra's Music Director and renowned conductor, explores the iconic music of the Star Wars™ films. Hear about Francis's experiences playing bass with the London Symphony Orchestra on John William's soundtrack for Star Wars™: Attack of the Clones and how sound shapes our perception of characters, places, and things. We...

Friends of Photography: Pick-a-Pic

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for the annual Friends of Photography Pick-a-Pic event in the Marly Room at the MFA. Friends of Photography will bring in three compelling photographs and attendees vote on which one to purchase for the Museum. Vote, dance, drink, and eat - not necessarily in that order! $35 Friends...

Spotlight Lecture: Confluence

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Artists Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse engage in a conversation with Katherine Pill, Curator of Contemporary Art. FREE with Museum admission.

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: All Dressed Up

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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 All...

Chorus Angelorum – Winter Concert

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Chorus Angelorum is a premier a cappella vocal ensemble of male and female voices, formed in 2001 for the purpose of offering exceptional performances of vocal music throughout the Tampa Bay area. As an ensemble under the direction of Rick Smith and Michael Davis, they are dedicated to the study and...

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch: Young Artists of Florida Exhibition and Reception

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA celebrates its third year of providing an inspirational and creative environment for children and cottage parents at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Arts supporter Thomas Ris initiated this six-month program to bring together local artists and participants from the Youth Ranches. The goal is to help people experience...

Designing Force: A Conversation with Star Wars Production Designer Doug Chiang – SOLD OUT

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Doug Chiang, Lucasfilm Vice President and Executive Creative Director Advanced registration is now CLOSED. Standby admission at event for cancellations only.   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...

Collectors Circle Lecture: O’Keeffe and Stieglitz – Pioneers of American Modernism

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The outstanding Collectors Circle Lecture Series features some of the world’s foremost art historians, curators, artists, and collectors and is FREE with Museum admission. "Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it, whether they want...

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

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Catherine the Great 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...

50 Years Of The Florida Orchestra

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Discover how two regional orchestras from both sides of the bay merged and grew into the premier orchestra in Florida, with deep roots in the Tampa Bay community.   Tickets: $12* *Does not include Museum Admission BUY TICKETS In partnership with The Florida Orchestra and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Woman Sitting

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

Simmer and Sift: Norman Van Aken

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

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

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

Art and Media in the Era of Extremism

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration artist Gregory Green's Worktable no. 9, He of Righteousness suggests that external factors, specifically the media, play a significant role in radicalizing individuals. Join moderator Kelly McBride, Vice President of The Poynter Institute and our panelists as they discuss the positive and negative impacts of media influence over...

Soundstitching Live!

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Please join us for a special presentation and discussion inspired by a work in our current exhibition, Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration. Discover the sounds and movements of color in an interdisciplinary program inspired by Cassia Kite’s "Pot Luck Dinner at Longboat Key Center for the Arts" (2015). Artist Kite translates...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun: Portrait of a Portrait Painter (RESCHEDULED – September 27th)

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton on Wednesday, September 13 has been rescheduled to September 27th.  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...

Simmer and Sift: Greg Baker

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

Stephen Prutsman presents Azure Family Concert

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Stephen Prutsman, pianist Pianist and composer, Stephen Prutsman, presents a fun, friendly and engaging 50-minute sensory-friendly performance tailored to individuals with autism spectrum disorder or related challenges and their families or caregivers. Click HERE to register for this event.    

$5

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: An Intellectual Affair

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Mary Cassatt 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....

Simmer and Sift: Lauren Macellaro

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

SKYWAY Panel Discussion: The Gendered Medium

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

SKYWAY Panel Discussion: The Gendered Medium We begin our series of panels featuring artists from Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration and Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill with a discussion about gender and medium, particularly the role of craft in contemporary practice. FREE with Museum admission. Reception and book-signing to follow...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Meeting Monet

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton in Meeting Monet 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....

Simmer and Sift: Chef Kenny Tufo

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

Skyway Film Series

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The following films celebrate Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, with a nod to the water that surrounds us. Thursday, June 22, 2 pm  Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), directed by Irving Pichel. Dive into the exciting tales of Weeki Wachee Springs with former mermaids Bonnie Georgiadis and Vicki Smith, setting...

Skyway Film Series

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The following films celebrate Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, with a nod to the water that surrounds us. Thursday, June 22, 2 pm Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), directed by Irving Pichel. Dive into the exciting tales of Weeki Wachee Springs with former mermaids Bonnie Georgiadis and Vicki Smith, setting...

Music in the Marly: Richard Dowling, piano

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Photo by Peter Schaff. Dowling’s charismatic and elegant style of pianism specializes in the works of Chopin, Gershwin, American ragtime and French Impressionism.  He has been hailed by The New York Times as an “especially impressive fine young pianist” who appears in orchestral and solo performances throughout the world. His...

Panel Discussion: Keeping the Dialogue Alive: Dr. Dorothy Height, Activist

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Following an introduction to the exhibition Dorothy Height’s Hats by MFA Curatorial Assistant Stephanie Chill, panelists Gwendolyn Reese, President of the African American Heritage Association, a member of the National Council of Negro Women St Petersburg Metropolitan  Section, and Carla Bristol, Gallerie 909, will participate in a discussion about Dr. Height’s...

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

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Moving Clouds 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....

Lecture: Functional Imaging of the Human Brain as a Window into the Mind

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nancy Kanwisher 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,...

Artist and Curator: A Conversation between Dominique Labauvie and Katherine Pill

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

Lecture: “The Life and Hats of Dr. Dorothy Height,” by Harriet Rosebud, Milliner

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Originally from St. Petersburg FL. Ms. Rosebud earned a BS in political Science from Florida State University, but her creative side needed to find its own path.  She returned to school, attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and studied Millinery Arts.  She decided to follow her passion...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Under the Palmetto Leaves

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Harriet Beecher Stowe 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...

Friends of Photography: Gary Monroe

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

Literary Carousel at the MFA

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

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

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

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

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Mrs. Tidbit 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....

Cinema Series: Films by Robert Frank

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

Friends of Decorative Arts: Canceled for March

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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...

Collectors Circle Lecture Series: Stephen Wilkes

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

This outstanding series features some of the world’s foremost art historians, curators, artists, and collectors. Everyone is invited to these free lectures. An always elegant reception for Collectors Circle members, also sponsored by Northern Trust, is held one hour before the lecture. Cynthia Astrack is President of the Collectors Circle....

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Finding Voice in Photography

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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 Finding...

Parrish Lecture: Goblets of Gold: The Context of Sicán Cups in Northern Peru

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Dr. Kimberly Jones Wayne W. and Frances Knight Parrish Lecture by Dr. Kimberly L. Jones, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas at the Dallas Museum of Art “Goblets of Gold: The Context of Sicán Cups in Northern Peru” The Sicán flourished on...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Remembering Anne Frank

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Miep Gies 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....

Lecture: Breakdown Lane by artist Greg Smith

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Greg Smith, artist.   Innovative artist Greg Smith introduces his installation and performance-based video, Breakdown Lane (2016), on view in the Helen and Dick Minck Gallery of New Media. He turns the road trip upside down, as he faces numerous obstacles and even catastrophes along the way. Mr. Smith has...

MFA Cinema Series: Cows Wearing Glasses

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Cows Wearing Glasses (2014) Directed by Alex Santiago Perez, Puerto Rico, 90 minutes.  Spanish with English subtitles. Synopsis (pulled from online source): Marso, a lonely, eccentric painter and art professor, is losing his sight. As the world as he knows it comes to an end, he is now forced to...

Mornings with the Maestro: Love Potion Number Nine

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Mornings with the Maestro returns to the MFA this season and the schedule is listed below.  You can purchase advance tickets through the St. Petersburg Opera Company by clicking HERE. Here’s the rest of the schedule for Mornings with the Maestro at the MFA: Jan. 13, 2017 at 11am - Preview...

MFA Cinema Series: Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015) A film by Justin Webster 90 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles. Courtesy of Icarus Films. Synopsis (pulled from online source):  A law-school dropout and political journalist who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez became the writer...

Coffee Talk: Contemplation

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Virginia Woolf 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....

Friends of Photography: Pick-a-Pic

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join the Museum of Fine Arts Friends of Photography for an afternoon of history-making as we PICK a new PIC (photograph) to be added to the MFA collection. Listen to live music, munch away on savory hors d’oeuvres, drink our signature libation, win door prizes and vote for your favorite photo....

MFA Cinema Series: Viva Cuba

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Viva Cuba (2005) Directed by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, 92 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles Director will be on hand to introduce the film and a panel discussion will follow. Synopsis (pulled from online source): In a tale akin to "Romeo and Juliet," the young love between two children living in...

Parrish Lecture: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The Wayne W. & Frances Knight Parrish Lecture on Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art  will be given by Curator of Latino art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Dr. E. Carmen Ramos. E. Carmen Ramos joined the Smithsonian American Art Museum staff as curator of Latino art...

The Contemporaries Lunchtime Lecture Series: Noel Smith

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Noel Smith The Contemporaries Lunchtime Lectures is held on the first Monday of the month and includes artist talks, panel discussions and/or lively lectures. $5 (lecture only), plus MFA admission $10 (lecture and lunch) for Contemporaries members $15 (lecture and lunch) for non-members of The Contemporaries Lunch reservations must be...

Exquisite Corpse International 2016

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Exquisite Corpse from 2015. Exquisite Corpse International's first unveiling was on November 12, 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. A night that will remain in many minds and hearts as a magical inspiring night . Thirty-One (31) talented artists participated in a one of a kind mixed...

$5

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Every Mind is a World

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

The Contemporaries Lunchtime Lecture Series: Creative Clay: Art from the Heart

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The Contemporaries Lunchtime Lectures is held on the first Monday of the month and includes artist talks, panel discussions and/or lively lectures. $5 (lecture only), plus MFA admission $10 (lecture and lunch) for Contemporaries members $15 (lecture and lunch) for non-members of The Contemporaries Lunch reservations must be made by...

A Simple Theater

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

A Bicycle Country A SIMPLE THEATRE - A Season of Legends - presented in various venues as a Staged Reading. The MFA is pleased to host one of these readings on October 18, in connection with the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, which will open October...

$20

Elevate A.R.T.S. Student Showcase

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

  Middle School students from Pinellas County Schools, Elevate A.R.T.S. grant will perform a variety of music and showcase their artwork in the Marly Room. The Elevate A.R.T.S. grant is a federally funded grant awarded to the Pinellas Visual and Performing Arts department. The grant was conceived to provide professional...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Heart of Africa

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

Whispering Pines 10: An Opera by Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Shana Moulton, Whispering Pines 4, 2007, video still This live music and performance event features Shana Moulton’s alter ego Cynthia in the one-act opera Whispering Pines 10 (2010) and vocalist Susan Hellman Spatafora. Throughout the Whispering Pines series, begun in 2002 and ongoing, we see Cynthia grappling with various maladies, seeking out remedies in the...

The Contemporaries Lunchtime Lecture Series: The Art of Healing

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Shana Moulton, Whispering Pines 4, (2007), video still The Contemporaries Lunchtime Lecture Series is a grab bag of artist talks, panel discussions, and art historical lectures that focus on contemporary themes during the lunch hour of the first Monday of each month. This month's Lunchtime Lecture is a Panel Discussion:...

Mornings with the Maestro

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Mornings with the Maestro from the St. Petersburg Opera Company are held at the Museum of Fine Arts and sponsored by Marilyn J. Ward with Maestro Mark Sforzini, Artistic and Executive Director directing. The schedule for 2016-2017 is as follows: September 30, 2016 -  Preview to Il Travatore: Dark Lady Played...

Cinema at the MFA: The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011)

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Free with MFA admission, which is only $5 after 5 p.m. on Thursday. Complimentary snacks are available. This summer series spotlights the themes of Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body. This film and post-screening discussion are co-hosted with The Filmme Guild. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011), directed by...

Simmer & Sift: Sept

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Feast on culinary masterpieces in a one-hour demonstration designed by local chefs of St. Petersburg’s burgeoning food scene. This final program in our series features tastings, a signature drink, and concludes with a musical performance in the Museum’s Marly Room. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Matthew Rainey, Executive Chef at Rococo...

Lecture: Mernet Larsen

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Mernet Larsen is one of the area’s most accomplished artists. She will discuss her paintings on view in the Lee Malone Gallery, as well as others that have marked her development and remarkable career. From 1967-2003, Ms. Larsen taught at the University of South Florida, Tampa, where she influenced many...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: 1960’s Designs & Signs

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

The Contemporaries Lunchtime Lecture Series: featuring Chris Parks of Palehorse Design

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Image: Courtesy of the artist We are pleased to kick off our fall Contemporaries programming with Chris Parks of Palehorse Design. A renowned illustrator and artist who has had a studio in downtown St. Pete since 2006, Parks is also co-curator of the SHINE Mural Festival. He states, "Truly, some of...

Music in the Marly: Rachel Kudo, piano, Brandon Ridenour, trumpet

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Rachel Kudo Rachel Kudo, piano Brandon Ridenour, trumpet Rachel Kudo has been hailed for her “stunning virtuosity” and “miracle of flawless technique and expressive versatility.” She made her orchestral debut with the Chicago and Fort Worth Symphonies at 16 and has since concertized around the globe. Highlights include recitals at...

Cinema at the MFA: Daisies (1966)

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Free with MFA admission, which is only $5 after 5 p.m. on Thursday. Complimentary snacks are available. This summer series spotlights the themes of Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body. This film and post-screening discussion are co-hosted with The Filmme Guild. Daisies (1966), directed by Véra Chytilová. This absurdist farce...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Blossom to Bare Bones

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

Music in the Marly: Christopher Johnson, Piano

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Christopher Johnson Christopher Johnson, piano Dr. Christopher Johnson returns “home” for this special Marly Music concert. Though born in New Jersey, he completed early studies in Pinellas County with Angela Baptiste, who coached him on his first competitions. He has more than fulfilled his early promise. He was the first...

Cinema at the MFA: Safe (1995)

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Free with MFA admission, which is only $5 after 5 pm on Thursday. Complimentary snacks are available. This summer series spotlights the themes of Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body. This film and post-screening discussion are co-hosted with The Filmme Guild. Safe (1995), directed by Todd Haynes. Oscar-winner Julianne Moore...

Music in the Marly: Merling Trio & Friends

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Merling Trio and Friends The Merling Trio—violinist Renata Artman Knific, cellist Bruce Uchimura, and pianist Susan Wiersma Uchimura—is one of our premier chamber music ensembles. The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote that “the players shaped a grand interpretation, fluent in rhythm and rich in romantic feeling,” and London’s Musical Opinion declared...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Thoroughly Modern Missy

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

Music in the Marly: Clancy Newman, cello

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Clancy Newman Clancy Newman took to the cello at six and won a gold medal in his first competition at 12. He has added first prizes in the Walter W. Naumburg International Competition, The Juilliard School Cello Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition, and the Astral Artists National...

Lecture: on Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body, by the artist

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Shana Moulton, Whispering Pines 4, 2007, Video Still Anyone who has watched Shana Moulton describe her work online knows that she is accessible, relatable, and refreshingly honest. She will discuss her Whispering Pines video series, her performance pieces and operas, and her sculpture and installations. In our age of multimedia, Ms....

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: In Focus

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

The Contemporaries Lunchtime Lecture Series featuring: Ya La’Ford

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

LUNCHTIME LECTURES "Artivist", Ya LaFord Lunchtime Lectures is a grab bag of artist talks, panel discussions, and art historical lectures that focus on contemporary themes during the lunch hour on the first Monday of each month. Self-described “artivist” La’Ford will discuss her social engaged artwork, particularly Blue Sunnel, created during the...

Music in the Marly: Ayako Yoshida, violin

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Ayako Yoshida Ayako Yoshida picked up the violin at the age of two and has not stopped since. Critics call her “unforgettable,” “gripping,” “absolutely radiant,” and “a risk-taker.” Ms. Yoshida made her U.S. concerto debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, going on to play with London’s...

$20

Friends of Photography presents – Gus Kayafas: More for the Eye to See

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Friends of Photography presents - Gus Kayafas: More for the Eye to See. A masterful storyteller, Kayafas studied with Edgerton, Minor White, Aaron Siskind, and Harry Callahan, and was the founding photography head at MassArt. He is now founder and President of Palm Press, and will share his journey from...

Guitar Festival: Andrew York

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Andrew York In Andrew York's concerts, the theater becomes a living room, and the musical conversation begins with the first note. He has a worldwide following and has toured Japan 12 times. He won a Grammy Award as a member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet during his 16 years...

$10

Lecture: The Artist as Neuroscientist

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Dr. Patrick Cavanagh   Lecture on “The Artist as Neuroscientist” by Dr. Patrick Cavanagh Artists often break the rules of physics, using impossible shadows, shapes, or reflections. These undetected transgressions offer a wealth of information about visual perception. Dr. Patrick Cavanagh will survey cave paintings to modern and contemporary art...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture: Feathered Art Forms

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Dr. Teresa Wilkins, the MFA’s Manager of Membership, will examine the various forms, functions, and traditions of Hawaii’s stunning feathered art forms. She will survey their construction, meaning, and use. Dr. Wilkins holds her Ph.D in Pacific Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington and is one of the world’s foremost...

Guitar Festival: Jérémy Jouve

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Jérémy Jouve At the age of 10, Mr. Jouve performed a Vivaldi concerto with the Orchestre de Chambéry in his native France and had his first European tour at 16.  He has gone on to win major competitions and rave reviews.  He has been featured on the cover of Classical...

Gallery Talk with Katherine Pill On Vanessa Diaz Installation

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Katherine Pill, Curator of Contemporary Art, MFA gallery talk with katherine pill This is yet one more example of Katherine Pill’s imaginative exhibitions and programs. She is the first Curator of Contemporary Art in the Museum’s history and has taken risks to bring new work to our audience and community. She invited Vanessa Diaz...

Collectors Circle Lecture: Robert Flynn Johnson

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud spotlights the fascinating collection developed by Robert Flynn Johnson over the course of his impressive career. Mr. Johnson was Curator in Charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for...

Guitar Festival: Adam Holzman

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Adam Holzman For more than 20 years, Adam Holzman has been at the forefront of a generation of guitarists.  The New York Times has praised his playing as "polished and quite dazzling," and the Toronto Star has called him "masterful."  He has performed in musical centers internationally and was one...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: A Painted Woolf

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture: Steuben Glass

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Eric Hilton has been a consulting artist/designer with Steuben for more than 40 years. He will share stories from this association and focus specifically on some of the most important pieces he has designed. Innerland (1980), now in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, has been...

Contemporaries Lunchtime Lecture: Babs Reingold

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The talented Babs Reingold, who lives in St. Petersburg, will introduce her work and explore her influences. She has produced paintings, drawings, sculpture, and room-sized installations. They are marked by both introspection and a social conscience and examine stereotypes of female beauty, aging, poverty, and more. She was represented in...

Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Glass artists Martin Rosol and Benjamin Cobb

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Reticulated Lozenge Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations for April bring us two glass artists to discuss their craft. Benjamin Cobb is the Lead Gaffer and Hot Shop Manager at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and has conducted classes and workshops at the Pilchuck Glass School and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, among...

Art in Bloom: Flowers After Hours

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Be one of the first to view the inventive floral designs and enjoy sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine, and jazz in the Marly Room. You will never look at art – or flowers – the same way again. The featured Guest of Honor will be Alexandre Renoir. Mr. Renoir is the...

$85

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Celebrate the Platinum Anniversary of the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival with a screening of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at the Museum of Fine Arts. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict examines one of the art world’s defining women: the heiress and champion of the avant- garde who was not only ahead...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Fairyland Luster

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

Recurring

Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture: Art Deco

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Noted collector and FODA member Jim Sweeny will explore Art Deco Miami Beach, which was chiefly built in the 1930s to appeal to middle-class tourists. The majority of the buildings were hotels or apartments and shared many characteristics: flat roofs, poured concrete walls, glass-block partitions, terrazzo floors, “eyebrow” and porthole...

Lecture by Dr. C. Brian Rose: Assessing the Evidence for the Trojan War

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Dr. C. Brian Rose Dr. Rose's MFA lecture will examine the recently discovered evidence linked to the Trojan War and its aftermath. He will include an overview of the defenses of the citadel during the Bronze Age, the character of the destructions, and the exploitation of the war stories by...