Rodin and Freedom: The Burghers of Calais

Presented in coordination with the MFA Collectors Circle, Dr. Stanton Thomas, Senior Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, will share the story behind Auguste Rodin's Burghers of Calais. See works by Rodin and his contemporaries in True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. True Nature: Rodin and the Age of...

Diamond Anniversary Gala, A Night to Remember with the Stuart Society

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Under the artful direction of celebrity designer Ian Prosser of Botanica Design Studio, the Museum of Fine Arts will be transformed into a '60s scene. This elegant black and white gala will transport you back in time, where you will begin the evening in the Conservatory, entertained and amazed by...

Rodin Group Sketch Sessions At The MFA

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

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 in True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. All sessions are free with admission. True Nature: Rodin and the Age of...

The Story of Art | Art Until Rome: 2700 B.C.-A.D. 300

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of art history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as we...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Woman Genius

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for this Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton. “In the nineteenth century”, Brancusi declared, “the situation in sculpture was desperate. Rodin arrived and transformed everything.” It would not be an exaggeration to state that Rodin’s artistic career was shaped by women. They were his source of inspiration, his...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. The MFA values accessibility and inclusiveness...

Flowers After Hours: Bourbon & Bubbles

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Flowers After Hours: Bourbon & Bubbles is presented by the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society. Enjoy an opportunity to view the galleries filled with beautiful floral interpretations of individual works of art. Delight in delicious Southern-style hors d'oeuvres, a special signature cocktail, and a bourbon tasting. Take part in a unique...

Art In Bloom | Living Floral Luncheon

The Vinoy Renaissance Resort, St. Petersburg | Grand Ballroom

Art in Bloom: "Living Floral" Luncheon is presented by the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society. Join us in your best Garden Party Finery! Enjoy a seated luncheon and entertaining program by guest speaker Margot Shaw, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower Magazine. Learn more about Margot Shaw and her latest book, Living...

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...

Art In Bloom | Conversations with the Designers

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

A grand Spring tradition, Art in Bloom presents floral interpretations of works in the MFA Collection. Designs are created by professional florists, talented hobbyists, and members of The Stuart Society. Join us each March as we celebrate Spring! Floral interpretations will be displayed in the museum’s collection galleries and gardens...

The Story of Art | Crossing Boundaries: 1500–1850

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of art history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as we...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. The MFA values accessibility and inclusiveness...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: A Victorian Woman’s Point of View

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for this Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton. Isabellas Snodgrass, who lives in London, one of the largest cities of those days, explores the tremendously exciting era when many artistic styles, literary schools, and socio-political movements flourished. The reign of Queen Victoria in Great Britain (1837-1901) was a...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Little Women

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for a Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton. Louisa May Alcott – In 1866, when Louisa was 35 years old, her publisher, Thomas Niles, asked her to write "a girls' story." Louisa created the 492 pages of Little Women within three months at the desk her father built for her in...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. The MFA values accessibility and inclusiveness...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Living in the Sunshine

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for this Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton. Have you ever wondered about what it was like to live in Florida during prohibition when the bridges and railroads were being constructed? Everybody was encouraged “for their health” to retire to Florida–even to purchase swamp land. This narrative, by...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Some of these days, 1930

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for this Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton. The 1930s brought a new reality to America. Social, political, moral, and artistic issues and new ideas were spreading rapidly via telephone and telegraph. Radios blared daily weather and product commercials while electricity poles made bold lines across wide-open spaces....

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Mrs. Tidbit, Living in Downtown St. Petersburg in the 1950s

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for this Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton. The 1950s are notable for the advent of air conditioning, which brought a considerable amount of housing to Florida - especially for retirees. Central Plaza and Tyrone Gardens Shopping Center began to draw commerce from the downtown core. The population...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. The MFA values accessibility and inclusiveness...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. The MFA values accessibility and inclusiveness...

The Story of Art | Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Katherine Pill, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, will discuss Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? This provocative discussion examines art historian Linda Nochlin’s 1971 essay, an epic examination of the institutional obstacles that prevented women from succeeding in the arts....

Yoga at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Bathed in the vibrant colors and light of Christian Sampson’s site-responsive installation Tempus volat, hora fugit, Yoga at the MFA takes place every Thursday in September and October from 8 am to 9 am in the beautiful Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. These sessions offer a serene and rejuvenating morning of...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Nature Lover/Art Lover

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for this Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton. In anticipation of the upcoming The Nature of Art exhibition, this performance features our long-time friend, Georgia O'Keeffe. We will explore the commonalities of the human journey and contemplate how specific conditions produce unique works of art with a strong...

Yoga at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Bathed in the vibrant colors and light of Christian Sampson’s site-responsive installation Tempus volat, hora fugit, Yoga at the MFA takes place every Thursday in September and October from 8 am to 9 am in the beautiful Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. These sessions offer a serene and rejuvenating morning of...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. The MFA values accessibility and inclusiveness...

Art + Yoga at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Bathed in the vibrant colors and light of Christian Sampson’s site-responsive installation Tempus volat, hora fugit, Art + Yoga at the MFA takes place every Thursday in September and October from 8 am to 9 am in the beautiful Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. These sessions offer a serene and rejuvenating...

Art + Yoga at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Bathed in the vibrant colors and light of Christian Sampson’s site-responsive installation Tempus volat, hora fugit, Art + Yoga at the MFA takes place every Thursday in September and October from 8 am to 9 am in the beautiful Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. These sessions offer a serene and rejuvenating...

Art + Yoga at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Bathed in the vibrant colors and light of Christian Sampson’s site-responsive installation Tempus volat, hora fugit, Art + Yoga at the MFA takes place every Thursday in September and October from 8 am to 9 am in the beautiful Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. These sessions offer a serene and rejuvenating...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. The MFA values accessibility and inclusiveness...

Museum Store Sunday | Be a Patron!

Museum of Fine Arts Store 3007 BEACH BLVD. S., Gulfport, FL

Start your holiday shopping early during Museum Store Sunday on November 26! Museums foster appreciation and knowledge of art, nature, culture, science, and history. When you purchase a gift from the MFA Shop, you help to sustain the museum’s mission to engage, educate, and excite the community by collecting, exhibiting,...

Art + Yoga at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Bathed in the vibrant colors and light of Christian Sampson’s site-responsive installation Tempus volat, hora fugit, Art + Yoga at the MFA takes place every Thursday in September and October from 8 am to 9 am in the beautiful Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. These sessions offer a serene and rejuvenating...

Explore More! Family Day at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Embark on a creative adventure with your loved ones at our Family Day event, hosted at the MFA! Join us for a delightful make-and-take experience where we'll be channeling the artistic spirit of Duke Riley's works featured in The Nature of Art. Dive into the world of faux scrimshaw decoration,...

Art + Yoga at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Bathed in the vibrant colors and light of Christian Sampson’s site-responsive installation Tempus volat, hora fugit, Art + Yoga at the MFA takes place every Thursday in September and October from 8 am to 9 am in the beautiful Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. These sessions offer a serene and rejuvenating...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. The MFA values accessibility and inclusiveness...

Art + Yoga at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Bathed in the vibrant colors and light of Christian Sampson’s site-responsive installation Tempus volat, hora fugit, Art + Yoga at the MFA takes place every Thursday in September and October from 8 am to 9 am in the beautiful Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. These sessions offer a serene and rejuvenating...

Art + Yoga at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Bathed in the vibrant colors and light of Christian Sampson’s site-responsive installation Tempus volat, hora fugit, Art + Yoga at the MFA takes place every Thursday in September and October from 8 am to 9 am in the beautiful Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. These sessions offer a serene and rejuvenating...

Art + Yoga at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Bathed in the vibrant colors and light of Christian Sampson’s site-responsive installation Tempus volat, hora fugit, Art + Yoga at the MFA takes place every Thursday in September and October from 8 am to 9 am in the beautiful Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory. These sessions offer a serene and rejuvenating...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. The MFA values accessibility and inclusiveness...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 10 am to 12 pm. During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. The MFA values accessibility and inclusiveness...

The Story of Art | Katherine Pill [CANCELED]

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that this program has been canceled. Please be sure to check out our full Calendar of Events for all upcoming programs at the MFA.