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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

*SOLD OUT* Fresh Up Dance Party

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

In celebration of the debut museum exhibition Gio Swaby: Fresh Up, Black joy and excellence we're inviting you to the Fresh Up Dance Party. This will be a summertime party to remember!  The title Fresh Up references, in Swaby’s words, “a Bahamian way to describe someone who is particularly stylish—also...

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...

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...

Marly Music: Cellist Anita Graef, Pianist Louise Chan

Cellist: Anita Graef Described as “a world-class musician” (Galena Gazette) who plays with “high energy and polish” (WQXR), cellist Anita Graef has earned recognition as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. Notable appearances include features in Strings Magazine, as well as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Concerts from...

*SOLD OUT* Homeschool Hours

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

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 bag...

Marly Music: Ted Rosenthal

Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianist/composers of his generation.  He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody. Winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, Rosenthal has...

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...

Homeschool Hours – Cancelled

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

The Fine Arts of Fabrics 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...

Museum Minis – Cancelled

Come and play at the MFA! Museum Minis invites children ages 2 to 5 years old and their favorite grownups to join us in the galleries for stories, games, songs, and art. From shapes to colors and artists to animals, there is always something fun to discover. Inspire your little...

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...