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Soundstitching Live!

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Please join us for a special presentation and discussion inspired by a work in our current exhibition, Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration. Discover the sounds and movements of color in an interdisciplinary program inspired by Cassia Kite’s "Pot Luck Dinner at Longboat Key Center for the Arts" (2015). Artist Kite translates...

Art and Media in the Era of Extremism

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration artist Gregory Green's Worktable no. 9, He of Righteousness suggests that external factors, specifically the media, play a significant role in radicalizing individuals. Join moderator Kelly McBride, Vice President of The Poynter Institute and our panelists as they discuss the positive and negative impacts of media influence over...

Mickett-Stackhouse: Irma Reflections

Collection Galleries: Museum of Fine Arts

Mickett and Stackhouse are premiering their participatory installation, Irma Reflections in conjunction with their exhibition Confluence. Between October 7, 2017, the opening date of Confluence, and December 3, 2017, Mickett and Stackhouse will be in the gallery every Wednesday and Saturday from noon to 2 pm greeting people and talking with them about their experiences...

Friends of Photography: Panel Discussion on Collecting and Preserving

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Wondering how to start a collection, or what to do with the collection you already have? Please join the Friends of Photography for an afternoon of interesting anecdotes and helpful information. A panel consisting of an estate planner, an appraiser, an archival framer, and a collector will talk about what...

Friends of Decorative Arts: The Transformative Power of Architecture

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum...

Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Jonathan Swanz

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Meet glass artist and University of Hawaii faculty member, Jonathan Swanz as he shares his explorations into the manipulations of molten glass and other mediums. FREE with Museum admission.

Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Gabe Feenan

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Gabe Feenan, the Museum of Glass, Tacoma's resident gaffer, introduces us to his beautifully designed glass sculptures. FREE with Museum admission

Friends of Decorative Arts: The Streamlined 30s: The Birth of American Industrial Design

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum Dual Level Museum membership. FODA...

Collectors Circle Lecture: O’Keeffe and Stieglitz – Pioneers of American Modernism

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The outstanding Collectors Circle Lecture Series features some of the world’s foremost art historians, curators, artists, and collectors and is FREE with Museum admission. "Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it, whether they want...

Designing Force: A Conversation with Star Wars Production Designer Doug Chiang – SOLD OUT

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Doug Chiang, Lucasfilm Vice President and Executive Creative Director Advanced registration is now CLOSED. Standby admission at event for cancellations only.   Academy Award-winning artist, author, and production designer, Doug Chiang draws us in to the world of Star Wars™. Limited seating. Reception to follow. Cash bar. FREE with Museum...

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch: Young Artists of Florida Exhibition and Reception

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA celebrates its third year of providing an inspirational and creative environment for children and cottage parents at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Arts supporter Thomas Ris initiated this six-month program to bring together local artists and participants from the Youth Ranches. The goal is to help people experience...

The Contemporaries Field Trip: Tarpon Springs

Please join The Contemporaries for our last Field Trip of the year! We will start our day at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art for a tour led by Curator Christine Renc-Carter, then will head to the Replay Museum to work on our pinball skills! The day is capped off by...

Friends of Decorative Arts: Threads: One Artist’s Journey

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum...

Friends of Decorative Arts: Japanese Ceramics and International Trade

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: All Dressed Up

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 performing 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 All...

Glass: A Shared Passion – A Collectors Circle Event

Collectors Circle Board and The Morean Art Center Board of Trustees invite Collectors Circle Members to attend "Glass: A Shared Passion". This private reception and docent tour of the Chihuly Collection includes complimentary garage parking. Open to Collectors Circle Members Only For information on the Collectors Circle, or to join,...

Spotlight Lecture: Confluence

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Artists Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse engage in a conversation with Katherine Pill, Curator of Contemporary Art. FREE with Museum admission.

Collectors Circle Study Trip – The Leepa-Rattner Museum

Join Collectors Circle Members on their one day, local, study trip to The Leepa-Rattner Museum in Tarpon Springs. The trip includes a lunch, followed by a visit with The Cottage Artists of Indian Rocks Beach. Only 5 spots remain! Open to Collectors Circle Members Only For information on the Collectors...

The Music of Star Wars

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Michael Francis, The Florida Orchestra's Music Director and renowned conductor, explores the iconic music of the Star Wars™ films. Hear about Francis's experiences playing bass with the London Symphony Orchestra on John William's soundtrack for Star Wars™: Attack of the Clones and how sound shapes our perception of characters, places, and things. We...

Parrish Lecture Series Presents: Behind The Seams with Laela French

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Explore the artistry of the world's most recognized cinematic costumes. Join Laela French, the Director of the Archives for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and MFA's Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill, in a conversation that takes us into the Star Wars™ universe. Laela French will discuss her role in preserving the...

Florida Orchestra 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: A Talk with The Florida Orchestra Director Michael Francis

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The Florida Orchestra's Music Director, Michael Francis, will discuss his background, the programming, this season, and his vision for the future of The Florida Orchestra. We expect this program to be well attended, therefore advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are $12 per person and does NOT include access to...

Friends of Decorative Arts: Stitch Me Up, Scotty! Costumes Across The Galaxy

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Telling Tales

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 performing 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 Telling...

Hot Gatherings, Cool Conversations: Eric Hilton

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for a presentation by glass artist Eric Hilton. Eric Hilton is a vibrant and engaging speaker who will discuss the influences which shaped his artistic career. Eric has been involved in the contemporary glass movement from its inception, works as a designer for special Steuben Glass projects, and...

Parrish Lecture: A Lifetime of Collecting

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for a fascinating talk by Jeffrey W. Allison, the Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Manager of Statewide Programs and Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as he speaks on the long-term loan the MFA has received. Mr. Allison holds a BA in Photography from Virginia Intermont...

Friends of Decorative Arts: The Magic of Ikebana

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Florida Gardens

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 performing 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 Florida...

Creature Feature: Summer Road Trips in Search of Bigfoot, Photographer Todd Bates Discusses the Making of a Monster

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join the Friends of Photography for an intriguing afternoon as photographer and co-founder of the photography event Carousel, Todd Bates, leads us on a photographic journey in search of the elusive and ever popular "Bigfoot." $5 for Members of Friend of Photography $10 for Not-Yet Members Ticket Fee for Event Only,...

The Florida Orchestra 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Orchestra 101

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Learn how an orchestra performance comes together, from the initial planning to the execution of the concert. Part of the discussion will also explore the financial model, and the importance of community support and enthusiasm at all levels. The MFA is proud to partner with the Florida Orchestra on this...

Friends of Decorative Arts: Florida’s Fine Craft

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Setting The Table

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 performing 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 Setting...

Spotlight Conversation: Gregg Perkins’ Sunshine City

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Please join us for a conversation between multidisciplinary artist Gregg Perkins and Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill. Driven by historical research, Gregg Perkins uses the mediums of film, video and photography to explore the fluidity of cultural narratives. For his exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Perkins was...

Magnetic Fields: In Conversation

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Erin Dziedzic, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, will be in conversation with featured artist Candida Alvarez, discussing the goals and importance of Magnetic Fields: Expanding Abstraction 1960s to the Present. FREE with Museum Admission   Candida Alvarez, black cherry pit, 2009, Acrylic on canvas,...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Finding Your Voice

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 performing 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 Finding...

Collectors Circle Study Trip – Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA PA

Join Collectors Circle Members on their four day, three night study trip to Pittsburgh, PA. This fabulous trip includes art, architecture, the Carnegie, Frick, and Warhol Museums, and even visits to Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water and Kentucky Knob homes! Limited space still available! Open to Collectors Circle Members Only...

Gallery Talk for Opening of Benny Andrews: Mix Master

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill will give a Gallery Talk on Benny Andrews: Mix Master, Collage and Line Drawings from the Collection of Edward J. Littlejohn in the Works on Paper Gallery. Reception to follow in the Bayview Room. FREE with Museum Admission     Benny Andrews, Peaches (detail), 1965,...

Can I Get A Witness: Gallery Conversation

Please join our Curator of the Photographic Collection Robin O’Dell for a gallery conversation about the exhibition Can I Get A Witness: Photographs by Herb Snitzer. Herb Snitzer (American, b. 1932) has spent sixty years capturing images of people from all walks of life. Internationally famous for his iconic images of...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: The Muse of History

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 performing 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 The...

A Special Tour of “Magnetic Fields” Exhibition w/ Co-Curator

In this engaging conversation, curator Melissa Messina will offer an overview of the MFA’s current Magnetic Fields exhibition, a groundbreaking intergenerational traveling exhibition that highlights abstraction by 21 African-American women artists. She will describe the impetus and importance of the exhibition, provide insight into the curatorial process, and give biographical...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Designing Architecture

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 performing 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 Designing...

Beer Project – Day 1 – Home Brew Night: From Gourds to Growlers

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

From the first female-owned breweries in Ethiopia to the ancient ales enjoyed by Antony and Cleopatra, beer has enhanced the social, economic and religious aspect of lives around the world. Learn more about the profound – and long lasting – impact of the world’s favorite beverage in this engaging conversation with...

Beer Project – Day 2 – Professional Local Brewer Night

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Drink with purpose, and preserve a masterpiece by tapping into a one-of-a-kind evening! Since the dawn of time, drinking has provided a way for societies to determine character. Alcohol has also, through millennia, been used as a test of social literacy – a way to finesse any number of social situations...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: All About Focus

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 performing 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. Refreshments are served at 10am,...

Cinema @ the MFA – Ingrid Goes West – Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The film Ingrid Goes West is a dark comedy starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, following a young woman who moves to Los Angeles with the goal of befriending her well-curated Instagram idol. The film premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival winning the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Panel...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: My Backyard

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 performing 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 My...

Gallery Talk: Selfie, Selfie, On the Wall

We all know what a selfie is...come and hear about how the 66 artists included in This is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection use photographs of themselves in different creative ways, exploring themes of identity, reflection, and performance. Led by MFA Curator of the...

Cocktails & Collections

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

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, and art-inspired signature...

Behind The Scenes: Antioch Reclaimed

Sculpture Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

View the MFA’s “paintings in stone” in the Museum’s outdoor conservation lab through November 2018. The multi-phased project that began with the conservation and restoration of the mosaics will culminate in an exhibition, scheduled for 2020. The show will include other mosaics from the 1930s excavation, as well as complementary...

Friends of Decorative Arts: Sugar Furniture

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Master Image-Maker

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 performing 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...

Behind The Scenes: Antioch Reclaimed

Sculpture Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

View the MFA’s “paintings in stone” in the Museum’s outdoor conservation lab through November 2018. The multi-phased project that began with the conservation and restoration of the mosaics will culminate in an exhibition, scheduled for 2020. The show will include other mosaics from the 1930s excavation, as well as complementary...

Cocktails & Collections

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

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, allowing us to experience the art in different ways. Each month features live music, a customized tour, light bites, art-inspired signature cocktails,...

Behind The Scenes: Antioch Reclaimed

Sculpture Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

  View the MFA’s “paintings in stone” in the Museum’s outdoor conservation lab through November 2018. The multi-phased project that began with the conservation and restoration of the mosaics will culminate in an exhibition, scheduled for 2020. The show will include other mosaics from the 1930s excavation, as well as...

Behind The Scenes: Antioch Reclaimed

Sculpture Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

View the MFA’s “paintings in stone” in the Museum’s outdoor conservation lab through November 2018. The multi-phased project that began with the conservation and restoration of the mosaics will culminate in an exhibition, scheduled for 2020. The show will include other mosaics from the 1930s excavation, as well as complementary...

Conversation with a Curator: Really! This is (So) Not a Selfie

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The special exhibition This is Not a Selfie is curated from a single collection, the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This is Not a Selfie curator Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at LACMA, will join us on October 25th...

Friends of Decorative Arts: Highlights From the Asian Art Collection

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Conceptualizing Cindy

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 performing 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 Conceptualizing...

Collector’s Circle Fall Lecture: Ancient Art in Miniature: Masterworks of Ancient Jewelry

The Fall Collector's Circle Lecture features Max Bernheimer, International Head of Antiquities at Christie’s. Mr. Bernheimer organizes auctions in this specialized area of Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Egyptian and Near Eastern art and artifacts. He has participated in archaeological excavations at Caesarea in Israel, sponsored jointly by the University of Maryland and...

Behind The Scenes: Antioch Reclaimed

Sculpture Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

  View the MFA’s “paintings in stone” in the Museum’s outdoor conservation lab through November 2018. The multi-phased project that began with the conservation and restoration of the mosaics will culminate in an exhibition, scheduled for 2020. The show will include other mosaics from the 1930s excavation, as well as...

Collector’s Circle Trip: Henry Plant Museum and Tampa Bay History Center

Offsite

  Join the Collector's Circle study trip to the Henry Plant Museum for a private tour of the exhibit Imperial Designs and, the Tampa Bay History Center. We will board a private mini coach at 9:15am at the Northshore Pool parking lot and travel to Tampa's Henry B Plant Museum for a private tour...

Friends of Decorative Arts: West African Textiles

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Self-Portrait

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 performing 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...

Friends of Decorative Arts: Jean Schlumberger

PORTSPACE 3007 BEACH BLVD. S. , Gulfport, FL

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Drawn to Beauty

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: Drawn to...

Gallery Talk With Robin O’Dell: E.G. Barnhill

Gallery - Museum of Fine Arts

Please join Robin O’Dell, Curator of the Photographic Collection, for a discussion centered around the practice and influence of E.G. Barnhill, noted photographer who painstakingly hand-colored photos of the Florida landscape; selling these invaluable touchstones to tourists and visitors. FREE with Admission    

History and Inspirations Behind the Fairyland Lustre Line

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. The MFA's support group Friends of Decorative Arts expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Fairyland Lustre

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: Fairyland Lustre....

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,...

Antioch Mosaics at the MFA: Past, Present, and Future

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. The Museum of Fine Arts purchased five ancient mosaics from Antioch in 1964, the year before the museum opened. They were the first shipment of art into the new building. This...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Some of These Days

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: Some of...

Jean Schlumberger: Through the Lens of Friendship and Family

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The brilliant Jean Schlumberger (1907–1987) lived an extraordinary, artful, and rarefied life.  His remarkable imagination was matched by his skill in designing some of the most beautiful jewelry of the 20th-century, pieces that were celebrated as timeless and iconic even in their own time. Indeed, many of his pieces remain in...

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...

Visions of Florida Past

Museum of Fine Arts - Works On Paper Gallery

  Join Dr. Stanton Thomas, MFA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, for a tour and talk on the disappearing vistas seen in Glow: The Hand-Painted Photographs of E.G. Barnhill. Free with Museum Admission R.S.V.P.

Gallery Talk with Stanton Thomas, PhD: A Feast for the Eyes

Join MFA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Stanton Thomas, PhD for a tour through the Dutch Golden Age, as showcased in our latest exhibition, A Feast for the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection.  The exhibition is truly a ‘feast for the eyes’, a once-in-a-lifetime survey of some of the most beautiful...

The Glorious Table: Food and Drink in European Baroque Paintings

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The special exhibition A Feast for the Eyes features some of the most beautiful still life, landscape, and banquet scenes of the “Golden Age.” The works reflect the growing power of the middle class in this time period, the impact of maritime trade, the desire to capture images of luxury and...

The Contemporaries Field Trip: Neiman Marcus Art Collection

Offsite: Neiman Marcus Tampa

  The Contemporaries will be having a private tour of the corporate collection of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus at Tampa's International Plaza. Curator of Contemporary Art, Katherine Pill and Kurt Piazza, President of the Contemporaries Committee, will provide a guided walk through of this diverse collection featuring both local and...

Chinese Porcelain in Dutch Paintings

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum.  Examples of Chinese blue-and-white porcelains appeared in great numbers of European paintings beginning in 16th Europe. In subsequent centuries, imported Chinese porcelains grew in popularity throughout the European. Jason Steuber, Cofrin...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Feast for the Eyes

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 Feast for...

Field Trip and Tour – Polk Museum of Art

Offsite

In the morning, we will visit the Polk Museum of Art, a Smithsonian Affiliate in nearby Lakeland, FL. This museum is home to decorative arts from all around the globe, and has strong concentration in European works from the 15th to 19th centuries. In the afternoon, we will tour the unique...

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...

Literary Carousel at the MFA

  Photography from the MFA archives comes alive through the art of the "Ekphrastic," a literary interpretation of a piece of visual art. Eighty hand-picked photographs from the MFA's collection have been compiled into eight presentations, and noted Bay Area authors were invited to write stories or poems inspired by...

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...

Collector’s Circle Study Tour: NOLA

Offsite: NOLA

  Please join the Museum of Fine Arts Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Stanton Thomas, Ph.D. for a special Collector's Circle tour of New Orleans, Louisiana. Your Special Tour Includes: Three nights at the famous Pontchartrain Hotel. Located in the Garden District of New Orleans, adjacent to the city's charming...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Vision and Imagination

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: Vision and Imagination....

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...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Thoroughly Modern Missy

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: Thoroughly Modern Missy....