The MFA is ready to inspire you with diverse and ever-changing opportunities to experience art.

The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida was founded by Margaret Acheson Stuart (1896-1980) and reflects her vision of providing outstanding examples of world art in an inviting, elegant setting. The MFA, a city landmark, opened to the public in 1965—the first art museum in St. Petersburg located on the downtown waterfront.

From a collection covering almost 5,000 years of civilization in thousands of objects extending from antiquity to present, to fascinating traveling exhibitions, to exciting events in the heart of downtown’s scenic waterfront, the MFA is here for your discovery. The MFA is proud to have within its walls the only comprehensive art collection of its kind on Florida’s west coast. Highlights include masterpieces from Monet, O’Keeffe, Morisot, Wiley, and others, two gardens, and one of Florida’s most respected photography collections.

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  • Plan Your Visit

    Learn more about Museum hours, parking, group tours, and tips for visiting

  • History

    The first art museum in St. Petersburg, the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965

  • Rent the Museum

    Celebrate your occasion in our stunning event spaces, with centuries of art, beautiful gardens, and a contemporary Conservatory overlooking Tampa Bay