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The Contemporaries Field Trip: Home of Mark Anderson and Keith Bucklew

Downtown St. Pete

The Contemporaries was formed by the Museum of Fine Arts to build engagement among contemporary art enthusiasts with our diverse programming. The educational meets the social at The Contemporaries' events, which include visits to artists' studios and collectors' homes; trips to contemporary institutions; and fundraising events. The Contemporaries are thrilled...

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...

Collectors Circle: Trip to Vero Beach Museum of Art

Offsite

For our Friend, Benefactor, Sustainer & Advocate level members only.   Join MFA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Stanton Thomas, PhD for a one day roundtrip excursion to the Vero Beach Museum of Art.   Your Special Trip Includes: Roundtrip mini motor coach service between St. Petersburg and Vero Beach...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Berthe Morisot: A Mother’s Touch

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: Berthe Morisot:...

Book Club at the MFA: Still Life with Monkey by Katharine Weber

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 exhibitions. May 9th: Still Life with Monkey by Katharine Weber Duncan Wheeler is a successful...

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...

Marly Music: Yael Weiss – 32 Bright Clouds

A captivating presence on the concert scene, award-winning Israeli-American pianist Yael Weiss has been hailed by many of today's greatest musicians and critics for visionary interpretations of surpassing depth, immediacy and communicative power. Following a recent recital, the Washington Post portrayed her as "a pianist who delves deeply and tellingly...

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....

Book Club at the MFA – I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume

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 exhibitions. July 11th : I Am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume So begins one of...

SOLD OUT: Summer Camp Session 1 – Art, Marine Science and Yoga Camp at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

This unique camp is led by certified children’s yoga teacher and marine scientist Katie Toth and features daily yoga classes, marine science instruction, field day in Tampa Bay, tours of the Museum and art projects. A different theme of marine ecology, conservation, and community service will highlight each day. For...

Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Please join the MFA in welcoming the renowned young artists selected to participate in the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, hailed by International Piano Magazine (2019) as "part of this summer's top crop of international music festivals."   Free with Museum Admission

Book Club at the MFA: Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

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. August 8th: Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums In this exuberant celebration of...

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...

An Exclusive MFA Collectors Circle Tour: London and Greece

Offsite: London & Greece

Dear MFA Friend, Benefactor, Sustainer & Advocate level members: Please join us for one amazing odyssey through Greece starting in London or meeting the group in Athens, Greece. You will enjoy exclusive access to historical landmarks and monuments, with the wonderful advantage of traveling with the MFA"s Sr. Curator of...

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...

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. ...