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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...

Museum Minis: Incredible Insects!

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...

Field Trip with the MFA Collectors Circle: Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida

Offsite: Appleton Museum of Art Ocala

For our Friend, Benefactor, Sustainer & Advocate level members only. The MFA's support group, Collectors Circle, is taking a bus trip to Ocala to visit the Appleton Museum of Art, led by Senior Curator of Early Western Art Michael Bennett, PhD. The group will be introduced to the Appleton's permanent...

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...

Book Club at the MFA: “Mostly Dead Things” by Kristen Arnett

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

Join Keep St. Pete Lit, a local organization that supports the literary community, for a book club connecting the visual and literary arts. Each month’s featured book will relate to the MFA’s collection or special exhibition. November 14th: Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett Dysfunction flows through Florida families like...

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...

Deck the Great Hall 2019 – Holiday Open House

Each year, the Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the holiday season with a holiday tree placed in the MFA's Great Hall, decorated by provisional members of The Stuart Society. This year, the Museum is thrilled to celebrate the second annual Deck the Great Hall event, wherein a leading contemporary artist...

Deck the Great Hall After-Party

Offsite: Private Home Downtown St Pete

Following the Museum's second annual Deck the Great Hall event, The Contemporaries invite you to join featured artist Brookhart Jonquil at the new downtown St. Pete home of Stanton Storer, dedicated supporter of contemporary art in the Tampa Bay area through his Embrace the Arts Foundation. An exhibition devoted to...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun

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: Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun.  Vigee-LeBrun's...

Book Club at the MFA: Five Days Gone

Bayview Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join Keep St. Pete Lit, a local organization that supports the literary community, for a book club connecting the visual and literary arts. Each month’s featured book will relate to the MFA’s collection or special exhibition.  Free with admission. December: Five Days Gone by Laura Cummings In the fall of 1929,...

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...

Explore More! Family Days at the MFA

Join us the third Saturday of the month for a special day of family fun! With arts and crafts, family tours, and other special programming, there is so much to do at the MFA. Each month will feature a different theme so your family can explore with us again and...

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...

Ancient Theater and the Cinema Film Series – Electra

In connection with Ancient Theater and the Cinema (November 9, 2019–April 5, 2020), we are screening 3 films offering contrasting treatments of stories taken from ancient plays. Jules Dassin’s 1962 Phaedra is a retelling of Euripides’ Hippolytus starring Melina Mercouri (Phaedra) and a young Anthony Perkins. (December 12) Electra, directed...

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...

Member Preview – Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

MFA Members are invited to a special preview of Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney. The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts is noted for its holdings of works by major painters who also designed for the stage, including Henri Matisse, Giorgio de Chirico, Natalia Goncharova, Pablo Picasso, Louise Nevelson,...

Museum Minis: Horsin’ Around!

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...

Museum Minis: Showtime!

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

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...

Explore More! Family Days at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

Join us the third Saturday of the month for a special day of family fun! With arts and crafts, family tours, and other special programming, there is so much to do at the MFA. Each month will feature a different theme so your family can explore with us again 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...

Live Sketching with The Sarasota Ballet’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA and ballet students from The Sarasota Ballet Conservatory invite artists to our Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney exhibition to explore live drawing and the different skills required to capture the moving body. We'll have sketch pads and pencils available, or bring your own for a drawing...

Museum Minis: Busy Bees

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

Ashley Thunder: Opera in the Gallery

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Come enjoy a vocal and visual avant-garde experience inside the special exhibition, Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney! Enjoy the clash of natural elegance and female rebellion, with selections from French and Russian composers. Featuring two great area musicians: operatic talent Ashley Thunder and piano virtuoso Violet Mandese! A...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Catherine the Great – Theater Arts and Authority

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: Catherine The...

CANCELED Ashley Thunder: Opera in the Gallery

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Come enjoy a vocal and visual avant-garde experience inside the special exhibition, Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney! Enjoy the clash of natural elegance and female rebellion, with selections from French and Russian composers. Featuring two great area musicians: operatic talent Ashley Thunder and piano virtuoso Violet Mandese! A...

CANCELED Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Sarah Bernhardt – The Art of the Theater

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: Sarah Bernhardt...

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 Live Sketching with The Sarasota Ballet’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA and ballet students from the Sarasota Ballet Conservatory invite artists to our Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney exhibition to explore live drawing and the different skills required to capture the moving body. We'll have sketch pads and pencils available, or bring your own for a drawing...

CANCELED Process is Product with Open/Space Collective

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Process is Product is a multi-tiered creative project involving 4 dancers/performance artists from across a diverse spectrum of age, race, gender, and (dis) abilities, who will work together, improvising and thinking about improvisation in relation to performance in a museum setting. This project takes its inspiration from the ballet Jeux...

CANCELED Process is Product with Open/Space Collective: Final Performance

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Process is Product is a multi-tiered creative project involving 4 dancers/performance artists from across a diverse spectrum of age, race, gender, and (dis) abilities, who will work together, improvising and thinking about improvisation in relation to performance in a museum setting. This project takes its inspiration from the ballet Jeux...

CANCELED Museum Minis: Petite Painters!

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...

CANCELED Ashley Thunder: Opera in the Gallery

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Come enjoy a vocal and visual avant-garde experience inside the special exhibition, Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney! Enjoy the clash of natural elegance and female rebellion, with selections from French and Russian composers. Featuring two great area musicians: operatic talent Ashley Thunder and piano virtuoso Violet Mandese! A...

CANCELED Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun

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: Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun. ...

Virtual Book Club at the MFA: Optic Nerve

In 2020, the Book Club at the MFA joins in the national celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women in the United States the right to vote. Join us for exciting monthly readings by or about female authors, artists and activists, with discussions centered on topical...

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...

CANCELED Museum Minis: Petite Painters!

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...

CANCELED Museum Minis: Colors of the Rainbow!

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...

CANCELED – Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Julia Margaret Cameron – It’s My Birthday

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: Julia Margaret...

Virtual Book Club at the MFA: Girl, Woman, Other

Online via Zoom

In 2020, the monthly Book Club with the MFA discussions are centered on topical issues and themes universal to all: empowerment, artistic and creative excellence, and the push for equality for all. For September, we are reading Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, and will join together on Zoom to...

Welcome Back! MFA Member Exclusive Reopening Days

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

We are thrilled to open our doors again, and to welcome MFA Members back first to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg! From September 12-18, MFA Members will receive exclusive, first access to the Museum before we open to the public a week later on September 19. During your...

Welcome Back! MFA Member Exclusive Reopening Days

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

We are thrilled to open our doors again, and to welcome MFA Members back first to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg! From September 12-18, MFA Members will receive exclusive, first access to the Museum before we open to the public a week later on September 19. During your...

Welcome Back! MFA Member Exclusive Reopening Days

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

We are thrilled to open our doors again, and to welcome MFA Members back first to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg! From September 12-18, MFA Members will receive exclusive, first access to the Museum before we open to the public a week later on September 19. During your...

Welcome Back! MFA Member Exclusive Reopening Days

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

We are thrilled to open our doors again, and to welcome MFA Members back first to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg! From September 12-18, MFA Members will receive exclusive, first access to the Museum before we open to the public a week later on September 19. During your...

Welcome Back! MFA Member Exclusive Reopening Days

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

We are thrilled to open our doors again, and to welcome MFA Members back first to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg! From September 12-18, MFA Members will receive exclusive, first access to the Museum before we open to the public a week later on September 19. During your...

Welcome Back! MFA Member Exclusive Reopening Days

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

We are thrilled to open our doors again, and to welcome MFA Members back first to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg! From September 12-18, MFA Members will receive exclusive, first access to the Museum before we open to the public a week later on September 19. During your...

Virtual Book Club: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Online via Zoom

In 2020, the monthly Book Club with the MFA discussions are centered on topical issues and themes universal to all: empowerment, artistic and creative excellence, and the push for equality for all. For October, we are reading An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, and will join together on Zoom to explore...

MFA Member Exclusive Collection Galleries Weekend

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

We are thrilled to open our Collection gallery doors again, and to welcome our Members back to see the beautiful renovation of the original 1965 galleries. To show our deep appreciation for your Membership, MFA Members get an exclusive access Collection on October 24-25. We cannot wait for you to...

MFA Member Exclusive Collection Galleries Weekend

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

We are thrilled to open our Collection gallery doors again, and to welcome our Members back to see the beautiful renovation of the original 1965 galleries! To show our deep appreciation for your Membership, MFA Members get exclusive access on October 24-25. We are continuing timed ticketing, and all visitors...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Berthe Morisot – Giving Thanks

Online via Zoom

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 filmed live from the MFA and presented via Zoom. After the performance, there will be...

Virtual Book Club: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Museum of Fine Arts - Conservatory

In 2020, the monthly Book Club with the MFA discussions are centered on topical issues and themes universal to all: empowerment, artistic and creative excellence, and the push for equality for all. For October, we are reading The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, and will join together on Zoom to explore...

The MFA Store Clearance Sale: 12/8–12/24

The Museum Store: Museum of Fine Arts

To prepare for a new, reimagined retail space debuting in 2021, we are rolling out major markdowns to reduce inventory at The MFA Store. Enjoy 40% off all regularly-priced merchandise at the physical and online store Tuesday, December 8 through Thursday, December 24! UPDATE: From December 19-24, take an ADDITIONAL...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Let it Snow

Online via Zoom

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 filmed live from the MFA and presented via Zoom. Grab a cup of coffee and...

MFA Store Pop-Up Book Sale

Front Plaza: Museum of Fine Arts

Calling all book lovers! During this one-day-only sale, take 50% off all books in The MFA Store's vast and diverse selection. Come shop hundreds of art books, children's books, cookbooks and more outside the steps of the MFA building. Social distancing will be practiced, and face masks are required. Gift...

MFA Member Preview: Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Before it opens to the public, MFA members are invited to a special preview of our new exhibition, Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles. Featuring over 80 vibrant weavings, Color Riot! celebrates the individualism and flair for experimentation that transformed Navajo textiles from the last quarter of the nineteenth...

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...

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 p.m.! During this time, all rotating audio components will be turned down or muted to ensure a calm environment. Visitors will receive a pre-packaged...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Early History of the MFA

Online via Zoom

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 filmed live from the MFA, and Presented via Zoom. Grab a cup of coffee and...

Virtual Book Club: In the Distance by Hernan Diaz

Online via Zoom

PLEASE NOTE: For this month, Book Club is taking place on a different day. We are kicking off the 2021 MFA Book Club with the Pulitzer Prize-nominated debut by author Hernan Diaz, In the Distance. A Western unlike any other in recent history, the novel explores and critiques the American creation...

Homeschool Hours: Geology in the Galleries

Collection Galleries: Museum of Fine Arts

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 with a guide and...

Smartly Dressed Fashion Show: Glamour in the Galleries (Virtual)

Collection Galleries: Museum of Fine Arts

The Stuart Society's annual Smartly Dressed Fashion Show has been reimagined to showcase Glamour in the Galleries as a virtual experience! The program will include a fashion show curated by Jackie Z Style Co. featuring male and female models from our community. Enjoy music from internationally known jazz artists and...

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...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Georgia O’Keeffe – An American Icon

Online via Zoom

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. With her popular performances, 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...

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...