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Virtual Cocktails & Collections

Online via Zoom

Join us for a live virtual event featuring art from the MFA’s special exhibitions and Collection galleries. Make an art-inspired signature cocktail ahead of time (we’ll provide the recipe), and enjoy a specially curated art tour from home! This month we are featuring Recent Acquisitions to the MFA Collection with...

The Collectors Circle Presents: The Allure of New Mexico: Paintings by Sloan, Hennings, and O’Keeffe

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The Collectors Circle is proud to welcome Dr. Stanton Thomas, MFA Senior Curator of Collections and Exhibitions as our lecturer. Drawing from the museums expansive holdings of American paintings, Dr. Thomas will examine the attraction that the Southwest, specifically New Mexico, held for many artists in the early-to-mid 20th-century. During...

Virtual Cocktails & Collections

Online via Zoom

Join us for a live virtual event featuring art from the MFA’s special exhibitions and Collection galleries. Make an art-inspired signature cocktail ahead of time (we’ll provide the recipe), and enjoy a specially curated art tour from home! This month we are featuring Bernini and the Roman Baroque with Dr....

Love Eternal: A Tour of the MFA Collection

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join Dr. Stanton Thomas, Senior Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, for an intimate tour, centered on themes of love and desire, of the MFA’s collection. This exploration of masterworks on display in our galleries celebrates the artistry and passion of artists through the ages, from ancient depictions of Venus through...

Virtual Cocktails & Collections

Online via Zoom

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, join us for a virtual Cocktails & Collections event featuring art from the MFA’s special exhibitions and Collection galleries. Make an art-inspired signature cocktail ahead of time (we’ll provide the recipe), and enjoy a specially curated art tour from home! Featured Exhibition: Defining Lines:...

Art in Bloom

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Art in Bloom is the MFA’s signature spring event which showcases the museum’s collection in full bloom with dozens of floral designs inspired by the art and galleries. Floral interpretations will be displayed in the museum's collection galleries and gardens Thursday, March 24 – Sunday, March 27 and are included...

Visual Metaphor: High School Student Exhibition

Works on Paper Gallery, 2nd Floor, MFA

"A visual metaphor is the representation of a person, place, thing, or idea by means of a visual image that suggests a particular association or point of similarity." This audience favorite spotlights work by many of the most talented high school students in Pinellas County Schools. Their teachers select the...

The Collectors Circle Presents: Bernini, Costanza, and the Chigi

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Please join us Wednesday, April 6th for the onsite lecture Bernini, Costanza, and the Chigi presented by Sarah McPhee, PhD. A renowned Bernini scholar and professor of Art History at Emory University, Dr. McPhee will highlight select works featured in Bernini and the Roman Baroque. Sarah McPhee is Samuel Candler...

Sit, Stay, Heal

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Sit, Stay, Heal is part of the MFA's Picture of Health initiative, where we invite therapy dog teams into the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month to facilitate stress and anxiety relief for our members, visitors, and guests. Enjoy cuddles from our furry friends in our beautiful gardens...

Self-Determination and National Identity: The Conflict in Ukraine

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

As the world watches the ongoing war in Ukraine, Community Tampa Bay and the Museum of Fine Arts are creating space for community conversations on Self-Determination and National Identity: The Conflict in Ukraine. Ukrainian and Russian panelists will set the tone for conversations on how ethnic and national identity contribute...

Virtual Cocktails & Collections

Online via Zoom

Join us for a live virtual event featuring art from the MFA’s special exhibitions and Collection galleries. Make an art-inspired signature cocktail ahead of time (we’ll provide the recipe), and enjoy a specially curated art tour from home! This month we are featuring Explore the Vaults: Cabinet Pictures and Works...

Sit, Stay, Heal

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Sit, Stay, Heal is part of the MFA's Picture of Health initiative, where we invite therapy dog teams into the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month to facilitate stress and anxiety relief for our members, visitors, and guests. Enjoy cuddles from our furry friends in our beautiful gardens...

Museum of Fine Arts is closed July 4 – July 11

Please note: the MFA will be closed to the public from July 4 through July 11. We will reopen on July 12. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.

*SOLD OUT* Summer Camp Session 1: Art & Archaeology

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Are you ready to dig up some history? Travel back in time as we learn about the art and science of archaeology. Discover how archaeologists piece together the past from Ancient Greece to Mesoamerica, and even right here in Tampa Bay! We’ll spend the week exploring our own miniature archeology...

*SOLD OUT* Summer Camp Session 2: Art & Nature

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Calling all nature enthusiasts! Join us on a safari through the art museum galleries as we discover how animals, plants, weather, water, and sky have inspired artists since the dawn of time. Special guests throughout the week will bring nature encounters to our classroom as we create nature-inspired artworks and...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Cocktails & Collections is back in-person! Held on the third Thursday of each month, Cocktails & Collections features live entertainment, customized docent tours of the MFA’s special exhibitions and Collections galleries, and art-inspired signature cocktails. This Month's Event Features:  Gio Swaby: Fresh Up Cocktail: Paloma Free for MFA Members | $20 For...

*SOLD OUT* Summer Camp Session 3 – Wild Creations: Art & Empowerment Workshop

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Inspired by historical and contemporary female artists from around the world, participants will spend this week exploring art as voice and discovering how art can be used as a tool for expression, care, and advocacy. We’ll join the women of the MFA Curatorial Staff to learn about female artists featured...

*SOLD OUT* Fresh Up Dance Party

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

In celebration of the debut museum exhibition Gio Swaby: Fresh Up, Black joy and excellence we're inviting you to the Fresh Up Dance Party. This will be a summertime party to remember!  The title Fresh Up references, in Swaby’s words, “a Bahamian way to describe someone who is particularly stylish—also...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Held on the third Thursday of each month, Cocktails & Collections 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 entertainment, a customized docent tour, light...

Explore More! Days

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Join us throughout the year for special days of fun! Each Explore More! Day features a special exhibition, so you can explore a new world of art every time! Select Saturdays, from 11 am to 2 pm. This month, join us as we celebrate National Honey Bee Day in honor...

Marly Music: Cellist Anita Graef, Pianist Louise Chan

Cellist: Anita Graef Described as “a world-class musician” (Galena Gazette) who plays with “high energy and polish” (WQXR), cellist Anita Graef has earned recognition as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. Notable appearances include features in Strings Magazine, as well as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Concerts from...

*SOLD OUT* Homeschool Hours

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Gastronomy in the Galleries Homeschool groups and families are invited to join us the last Wednesday of the month as we look at the culture, history, math, and science of art! Every month we will explore a new idea or special exhibition, and visitors will receive a pre-packaged learning bag...

Marly Music: Ted Rosenthal

Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianist/composers of his generation.  He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody. Winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Held on the third Thursday of each month, Cocktails & Collections is a series of themed events with inspiring connections to art. Each month features live entertainment, a customized docent tour, light bites, and an art-inspired signature cocktail, all inspired by the different works & artists in our collection and...

Museum Day 2022

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Join us on Saturday, September 17, 2022 for Free Museum Day in St. Petersburg. This annual celebration of arts is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry. The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is pleased to participate in the event...

Color Blind Awareness #AtTheMFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Join us Saturday, September 24 as we promote Color Blind Awareness #AtTheMFA! Learn about Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) and try a pair of EnChroma's color-correcting glasses. In partnership with EnChroma, we will also have a drawing for two pairs of color-correcting glasses! We are proud to participate as a partner...

Homeschool Hours – Cancelled

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The Fine Arts of Fabrics Homeschool groups and families are invited to join us the last Wednesday of the month as we look at the culture, history, math, and science of art! Every month we will explore a new idea or special exhibition, and visitors will receive a pre-packaged learning...

Museum Minis – Cancelled

Come and play at the MFA! Museum Minis invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join us in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Inspire your little...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Spine Chilling Tales

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

It's October, and we invite you to enjoy some favorite scary stories based on the museum's vast collection. From mildly morose to the positively petrifying, this presentation offers spine-chilling tales that are filled with ageless mystery and are bound to stir your imagination. Visit some of the scariest artworks in...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Held on the third Thursday of each month, Cocktails & Collections is a series of themed events with inspiring connections to art. Each month features live entertainment, a customized docent tour, light bites, and an art-inspired signature cocktail, all inspired by the different works & artists in our collection and...

Homeschool Hours

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Myths & Monsters Homeschool groups and families are invited to join us the last Wednesday of the month as we look at the culture, history, math, and science of art! Every month we will explore a new idea or special exhibition, and visitors will receive a pre-packaged learning bag with...

Curator Talk with Katherine Pill

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill provides background on the exhibition Borrow and Steal: Appropriation from the Collection, tracing the art historical lineage of appropriation art. This talk will address artists who interrogate ideas of originality and authorship, and will have a particular focus on appropriation as a means of...

The Stuart Society Presents: Smartly Dressed Fashion Show & Luncheon

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club Palm Court Ballroom Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm The highly anticipated event of the fall, Smartly Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon, is back this year! Sponsored by Dillard’s, this event will take place in...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Cocktails & Collections is a series of themed events with inspiring connections to art. Enjoy an evening of socializing, live entertainment, a customized docent tour, light bites, and an art-inspired signature cocktail, all inspired by the different works & artists in our collection and special exhibitions. Featured Cocktail: Apple Cider...

Explore More! Days

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Join us throughout the year for special days of fun! Each Explore More! Day features a special exhibition, so you can explore a new world of art every time! Select Saturdays, from 10 am to 12 pm. Join us as we travel back in time to explore 19th-century France, learning...

Homeschool Hours

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Math & Masterpiece From a marble sculpture weighing over 4,000 pounds to a mask made of over 50 individual pieces of jade, sometimes art is all about the numbers! Join us this month as we explore the math behind some of our favorite MFA artworks. Free for members, through Museums...

Parisian Fashion in the Jazz Age

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Fashion is one of our favorite art forms here at the MFA, and few subjects inspire us more. Cultural influences such as the Ballets Russes and jazz-age star Josephine Baker inspired designers including Paul Poiret, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet, and Jeanne Lanvin. Paris in the 1920s was not only...

Free Vaccination Clinic

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

Join us as we boost the 'Burg! The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, in partnership with CVS, will be hosting a FREE vaccination clinic on Thursday, December 8, 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Flu shots and COVID vaccines/boosters will be available (for participants 8 years old and above). Free...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Spend an evening at the MFA while you explore our collection, mingle, and enjoy the ambiance of the museum at night. Cocktails & Collections features docent-led tours, live entertainment, an art-inspired signature cocktail, and light bites. Grab your friends or family, make it a date night, or come by yourself...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: In the Beginning

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

This Coffee Talk performance takes a look back at the founding of the Museum of Fine Arts. Witness the dedication to perfection and detail of the Museum’s founder, Margaret Acheson Stuart, as she worked to realize her dream of a world-class museum gracing the waterfront of St. Petersburg.  Join a potential...

Rodin Group Sketch Sessions At The MFA

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA will set out sketch boards and paper, pencils, and gallery stools for people to come in and sketch as a small group or individually in True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. All sessions are free with admission. Open Sketch Sessions: Beginning in January, people are free...

Sketch Demos with Douglas Land

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Once a month, until March, artist Douglas Land will demonstrate sketching from artwork on display in True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. Instruction on creating fast and realistic images using pencils and paper, along with helping guests with their own sketching, will be included during the scheduled sketch...

Collectors Circle Presents: Midnight in Paris

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Join us for a night on the town in Jazz Age Paris—where avant-garde artists, writers, musicians, and dancers lived life to the fullest! Sip cocktails and Champagne while listening to music and mingling with friends in an ambiance worthy of the glamorous and talented luminaries we are celebrating. This annual...

Homeschool Hours

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

_______________ How do artists transform metal and pigments into sculptures and paintings? Join us as we travel back in time to Paris during the Age of Impressionism to learn about the tools artists use and how scientific and industrial advancements led to the creation of some of our favorite artworks....

Sketch Demos with Douglas Land

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Artist Douglas Land will demonstrate sketching techniques using the artwork on display in True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. Instruction on creating fast and realistic images using pencils and paper, along with helping guests with their own sketching, will be included during the scheduled sketch demo time. True...