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SOLD OUT – Marly Music: Erik and Martin Demaine accompanied by John C. O’Leary III

This event has sold out.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone during this special performance! The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg and the MFA’s Marly Music Society presents Above the Fold origami artists and mathematicians Erik and Martin Demaine accompanied by acclaimed jazz pianist and neuroscientist John C....

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

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Connect with the Arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular 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: A Victorian Woman's...

6th Grade Tour Volunteer Information Session

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

What can artwork tell us about the culture from which it comes? Every 6th grader in the Pinellas County School District comes to the Museum of Fine Arts to explore that question. Our 6th Grade Docents teach students how to examine art as a historical document, looking closely and thinking...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Membership Garden

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

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Antioch and Ancient Greece

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Connect with the Arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular 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: Antioch and Ancient...

SOLD OUT! The Contemporaries Field Trip: Pretty Vacant – The Art and History of Vintage Motels

MIZE Gallery 689 Dr MLK Jr St N, St Petersburg, FL

The educational meets the social at The Contemporaries’ events. This lively group of contemporary art enthusiasts enjoys studio visits, curator-led museum tours, lectures, and other activities designed to highlight contemporary art and artists. The Contemporaries are excited to kick off a new season of programming with a very special private...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Agatha Christie

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Connect with the Arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular 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: Agatha Christie. Imaginative...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Membership Garden

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

Conversation with the Collector: Straighten Up the World

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

Moderated by Katherine Pill, Curator of Contemporary Art, this talk features arts supporter Jim Sweeny whose many contributions of artworks by self-taught artists with his late wife, Martha Sweeny, comprise the exhibition Straighten Up the World.  Held in the Bayview Room, this discussion will deepen our understanding of the unique...

Mark Noll on Insects as Adornment: Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture Series:

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

Insects have been used in art and culture, both symbolically and physically, since ancient times. Insects, or sometimes just their wings, appeared in paintings, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry across the globe. At the same time, their bodies or wings — often brilliantly colored — have been made into jewelry or...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Crystal Moments

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Connect with the Arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular 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: Crystal Moments. Sit...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Membership Garden

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

Money, Beauty, Power: The Obsessive Opulence of America’s Gilded Age – Collectors Circle Lecture Series

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA's Collectors Circle series features some of the world’s foremost art historians, curators, artists, and collectors. Everyone is invited to these lectures. Free with admission. Come learn about the compulsive opulence of the Gilded Age that Jennifer Angus evokes and reacts to in 'The Grasshopper and the Ant' and...

Lecture with Artist Jennifer Angus

Jennifer Angus is a professor of textile design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, yet as an artist her medium is insects. She composes patterns using thousands of insects, placing them in arrangements that suggest wallpaper and textiles. Angus is interested in the way pattern functions as a kind of language....

Back to the Future with Dr. Michael Bennett – Gallery Spotlight: The World is a Circle: Geometric Ornamentation at the MFA

PORTSPACE 3007 BEACH BLVD. S. , Gulfport, FL

Back to the Future with Dr. Michael Bennett is a year-long series of lectures, gallery spotlights and intimate garden conversations centered on the MFA’s distinguished collection of antiquities. Ancient art has no expiration date; it abounds with lessons that remain relevant today. These discussions and lectures provide museum members and...

Deck the Great Hall Artist Talk: Brookhart Jonquil

Great Hall: Museum of Fine Arts

Each year, the Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the season with a holiday tree placed in the Great Hall, decorated with original pieces created by a leading contemporary artist commissioned for the Museum’s holiday celebration. Join this year’s selected artist, Miami-based sculptor Brookhart Jonquil, who uses industrial materials and geometric...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Membership Garden

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, 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 music, a customized docent tour, light bites...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Explore the Vaults: Visions of France

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Connect with the Arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular 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: Explore the...

Cocktails & Collections

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, 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 music, a customized docent tour, light bites...

Designing the Stage with Katherine Pill – Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture Series

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

The MFA's Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill will explore works in the Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney — the Museum's special exhibition of paintings, costumes, prints, and drawings of design for ballet and opera. Highlights include splendid designs and stage sets for the fabeled Ballets Russes. Drawn...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Dora Maar – Picasso, the Drama and the Tears

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 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: DORA MAAR...

Back to the Future with Dr. Michael Bennett – Antiquities History 101: Dionysus and his World

  Back to the Future with Dr. Michael Bennett is a year-long series of lectures, gallery spotlights and intimate garden conversations centered on the MFA’s distinguished collection of antiquities. Ancient art has no expiration date; it abounds with lessons that remain relevant today. These discussions and lectures provide museum members and...

Cocktails & Collections

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, 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 bites...

Cutting Edge, with Philomena Marano (studio assistant to artist Robert Indiana)

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Philomena Marano, studio assistant to artist Robert Indiana, joins us for a discussion about the unique medium of paper used to create costumes and sets for The Mother of Us All (1976). Robert Indiana's work on The Mother of Us All is featured in the special exhibition Art of the...

CANCELED Native American Art: Tradition and Transformation with Stephanie Chill – Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture Series

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

This talk will explore how modern and contemporary Native American artists transform traditional techniques and designs to reflect the world around them. It will focus upon works in the MFA's permanent collections, including the lustrous polished black pottery of Maria Martinez of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, and the massive wooden...

CANCELED Cocktails & Collections

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, 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 bites...

CANCELED Cocktails & Collections

Cocktails & Collections, held on the third Thursday of each month, 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 music, a customized docent tour, light bites...

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 — Explore the Vaults: Abstraction...

Common Thread: A Conversation Between Artists Velma Kee Craig and Jessica Osceola

Online via Zoom

Velma Kee Craig (Diné) is a textile artist whose 2013 weaving, Bar Code/QR code, is on view in the MFA's current exhibition, Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles. Osceola (Seminole) works as a ceramist, sculptor and multimedia artist. In this virtual conversation, the two explore the commonalities and divergent practices...

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....

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:...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...