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Front-line Workers First Fridays

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Front-line Workers First Fridays (FWFF) is a new program under our Picture of Health initiative to celebrate and recognize the outsize responsibility our community’s hospital and front-line health care workers have borne during this current pandemic. The physical and mental toll of caring for others while putting oneself at risk is often understood...

Virtual Book Club: Circe by Madeline Miller

Online via Zoom

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child – not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Marguerite Thompson Zorach – Wash Day

Online via Zoom

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation filmed live from the MFA, and presented via Zoom. Grab a cup of coffee and a morning snack, and enjoy...

VIRTUAL Cocktails & Collections

Online via Zoom

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, join us for a live virtual event featuring art from the MFA’s special exhibitions and newly-renovated 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 — Antioch Reclaimed Join Dr....

The Stuart Society Presents: Carnaval do Rio

North Lawn, Museum of Fine Arts

Dress in your flashiest attire and dance the night away under the stars during The Stuart Society's Carnaval do Rio at the MFA. Guests will enjoy a colorful night of authentic Brazilian cuisine, Samba music, and exciting live performances. The event takes places in an open-air tent on the museum...

Virtual Book Club: A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet

Online via Zoom

Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet’s sublime new novel follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their parents, who pass their days in a stupor of liquor, drugs, and sex, the children feel neglected and suffocated...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Clio, The Muse of History – Ancient Mythology

Online via Zoom

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation filmed live from the MFA, and presented via Zoom. Grab a cup of coffee and a morning snack, and enjoy...

Collectors Circle Presents: Hats on to The Arts

St. Petersburg Yacht Club 11 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL

Hats on to celebrate the arts! Don your best hats and join the MFA Collectors Circle for a fun-filled cocktail party at St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Design your own hat, seek an artist to make a hat for you, or wear your favorite one during this charity event for the...

Sit, Stay, Heal – May 2021

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Sit, Stay, Heal is a new program, 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 offer stress and anxiety relief for our members and visitors. This month, we are presenting the program to...

The Shape of Abstraction: Dr. Lisa Farrington on African-American Abstract Artists

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

***PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT*** The Collectors Circle is proud to welcome Associate Dean of the Division of Fine Arts at Howard University Lisa Farrington, Ph.D., to present, The Shape of Abstraction: African-American Abstract Artists, a concise overview of African-American art from the era of enslavement to the age...

VIRTUAL Cocktails & Collections

Online via Zoom

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 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! Featured exhibition — From Margins to Mainstays:...

Explore More! Days

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us throughout the year for special days of fun! Visitors will receive a pre-packaged exploration bag with an activity guide and game. 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....

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Julia Margaret Cameron – In Focus

Online via Zoom

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation filmed live from the MFA, and presented via Zoom. Grab a cup of coffee and a morning snack, and enjoy...

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! Featured exhibition — Skyway 20/21 Skyway 20/21 is the second iteration of an exhibition celebrating...

**Canceled**Virtual Book Club: The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

Online via Zoom

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we unfortunately must cancel this MFA Book Club event. Please visit mfastpete.org for all future Book Club and other events. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us at info@mfastpete.org. A captivating debut novel by Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light tells the story of...

Virtual Artist Panel Discussion: Ezra Johnson, Savannah Magnolia and Janelle Young

Online via Zoom

The MFA will present a panel discussion via Zoom with three artists featured in its collaborative exhibition Skyway 20/21. Moderated by MFA Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill, the artists will explore one of the most pressing issues of our time: the care of our natural environment. Each of these...

Sensory Saturdays

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The MFA welcomes families with children with sensory sensitivities to explore the galleries with us every second Saturday of the 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. Visitors will receive a pre-packaged...

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

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

This camp is sold out. Please visit our Youth Programs page for information on our other summer camps! The Art & Archaeology camp is designed for rising 1st to 5th graders. Are you ready to dig up some history? Travel back in time in the special exhibition Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient...

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

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

This camp is sold out. Please visit our Youth Programs page for information on our other summer camps! The Art & Nature camp is designed for rising 1st to 5th graders. Calling all nature enthusiasts! Dive into the environmentally-focused special exhibition Skyway 20/21 as we meet local artists inspired by...

Sit, Stay, Heal

Museum of Fine Arts - Membership Garden

Sit, Stay, Heal is a new program, 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. In recognition of the overwhelming responsibility our...

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

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Wild Creations is designed for the rising 6th to 9th graders who identify as female. During this week, participants learn about historical and contemporary female artists from the women of the MFA curatorial staff, and express themselves through conversation, mindfulness, yoga, painting, drawings and collage. Scholarships available. Campers must register...

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...

Arts Alive! Free Museum Day 2021

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Join us on September 18, 2021 for Arts Alive 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 this year,...

Virtual Cocktails & Collections

Online via Zoom

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, join us for a live 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 —...

A Conversation with the Curators

Online via Zoom

Throughout our country’s history, quilts have served as a richly patterned map of our history -  preserving both familial and historic celebrations and milestones. To learn more about how these treasured works of art have documented the social and cultural life in America, please join MFA's Senior Curator of Collections...

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 Highlights from the Collection with the MFA...

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...

*Canceled* Homeschool Hours

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

*Canceled* 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...

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...