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Harlem in Montmartre

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The Museum of Fine Arts partners with Studio @620 to present Harlem in Montmartre. Harlem in Montmartre tells the story of the musicians who left America to create the jazz age in Paris between the First and Second World Wars.  This remarkable performance-driven documentary features the stories and music of...

Film Screening: Paul Robeson – Here I Stand

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FREE with MFA admission. Narrated by Ossie Davis, this film looks at the broad sweep of Robeson’s life, including the controversies surrounding his activism. It contains footage of Robeson performing and speaking and interviews with people who knew him, including his son.

Cinema @the MFA: The Rape of Europa

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Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m., with an introduction by MFA Director Kent Lydecker Thursday, April 10, 6 p.m., film only Described as equal parts history, thriller, and cautionary tale, the film offers a provocative account of the theft of Europe’s cultural masterpieces by the Nazis during World War II. It...

Cinema @the MFA: The Rape of Europa

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Thursday, April 10, 6 p.m., film only Described as equal parts history, thriller, and cautionary tale, the film offers a provocative account of the theft of Europe’s cultural masterpieces by the Nazis during World War II. It also chronicles the recovery of many of these artworks by curators, historians, and...

Cinema @the MFA: Babies

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Thursday, June 19, 6p.m., with an introduction by Katherine Pill, Assitant Curator of Art after 1950 Sunday, June 22, 2p.m., film only Experience the universal celebration of the magic and innocence of babies in this film complementing Representations of Childhood in the Lee Malone Gallery.

Cinema @the MFA

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Sunday, June 22, 2p.m., film only Experience the universal celebration of the magic and innocence of babies in this film complementing Representations of Childhood in the Lee Malone Gallery.

Cinema @the MFA: The Desert of Forbidden Art

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How does art survive in a time of oppression and Soviet rule? Young Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 forbidden artworks and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes of the KGB. Sally Field, Ben Kingsley, and Ed Asner voice the diaries and letters of Mr....

UNCHartED: The Desert of Forbidden Art

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Cinema @the MFA. Screening of The Desert of Forbidden Art How does art survive in a time of oppression and Soviet rule? Young Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 forbidden artworks and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes of the KGB. Sally Field, Ben Kingsley,...

Cinema @the MFA – TIGLFF

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The MFA and the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival partner for an "Evening With Our Favorite Literary Ladies." Tickets are available at www.tiglff.com. @6:30pm: Regarding Susan Sontag (USA, 2014), directed by Nancy Kates, 100 minutes Susan Sontag was one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of our...

Cinema @the MFA: Through A Lens Darkly

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Directed by Thomas Allen Harris, Length: 92 minutes, unrated. Sponsored by the Friends of Photography. This is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present. It probes the recesses of American history by...

Cinema @the MFA: Steel Magnolias

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Directed by Herbert Ross. 117 minutes. Rating: PG Celebrating Art in Bloom 2015! Gather your friends and get reacquainted with the six strong, hilarious women in a small Louisiana town.  Complimentary cocktail, delectable bites, and tissues provided. FREE with museum admission.

UNCHartED: Random Acts of Culture

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POSTPONED: Dynamic Dialogue - A Conversation with Elisabeth Condon and Mernet Larsen. Join us for a screening of The Artist (2011).

UNCHartED: French Food

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Random Act 5.21.15 @ 6-8 p.m.: Mastering the Art of the French…food of course! FREE with Museum admission, which is only $5 after 5pm on Thursdays. Discover the sweet French art of “spun caramel” in a demonstration by Emmanuel Roux. Caramel is a French specialty which can take many forms...

Cinema @the MFA: Redes (1936)

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In celebration of Five Decades of Photography, the MFA will feature a series of films highlighting great photographers. Redes (Nets),1936, directed by Fred Zinnermann and Emilio Gómez Muriel, 59 minutes, Spanish with English Subtitles. Legendary photographer Paul Strand co-wrote and gorgeously shot the documentary-like dramatization of men struggling to make...

Cinema @the MFA for Families

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Cinema @the MFA for FAMILIES Last Sunday of the month, 2p.m. (Starting in June, 2015) $5 per person.  Includes admission to the entire Museum. Escape the heat and bring your own blanket, towel, or pillow for a cushion while watching a favorite movie inside.  There will be a hands-on activity...

Cinema @the MFA: Berenice Abbott

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Berenice Abbott: A View of the 20th Century (1992), directed by Kay Weaver and Martha Wheelock, 57 minutes. The candid Berenice Abbott, at the age of 91 and 92, takes us on a tour of her work, encompassing her portraits of the Parisian avant-garde of the 1920’s, her documentation of...

Cinema @the MFA: Office Killer (1997)

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In celebration of Five Decades of Photography, the MFA will present films highlighting great photographers. Directed by Cindy Sherman, comedy, horror, thriller, rated R, 82 minutes. Cindy Sherman is one of the most celebrated photographers of our time.  In this film, a mousy magazine editor accidentally kills one of her...

Cinema: Women Art Revolution!

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FREE with MFA admission.  Complimentary snacks. The fall series spotlights leading ladies in honor of Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present.  Screening: Women Art Revolution! (2010), directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson, 83 minutes This illuminating documentary explores the influential movement through interviews, observations,...

Cinema: Woman of the Year (1942)

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FREE with MFA admission.  Complimentary snacks. The fall series spotlights leading ladies in honor of Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present. Screening: Woman of the Year (1942), directed by George Stevens, 112 minutes Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, who received an Oscar nomination for her...

Cinema: Big Eyes (2014)

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FREE with MFA admission.  Complimentary snacks. The fall series spotlights leading ladies in honor of Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present. Screening: Big Eyes (2014), directed by Tim Burton, 106 minutes This outrageously true story examines one of the most notorious art frauds in...

Cinema: Kundun (1997)

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FREE with MFA admission.  Complimentary snacks. Screening: Kundun (1997), directed by Martin Scorsese Legendary director Martin Scorsese looks at the early life of the boy recognized as the 14th reincarnation of the Dalai Lama. Kundun derives from the honorific title of the Dalai Lama, meaning The Presence, as in the...

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

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Celebrate the Platinum Anniversary of the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival with a screening of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at the Museum of Fine Arts. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict examines one of the art world’s defining women: the heiress and champion of the avant- garde who was not only ahead...

Cinema at the MFA: Safe (1995)

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Free with MFA admission, which is only $5 after 5 pm on Thursday. Complimentary snacks are available. This summer series spotlights the themes of Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body. This film and post-screening discussion are co-hosted with The Filmme Guild. Safe (1995), directed by Todd Haynes. Oscar-winner Julianne Moore...

Porch Party

Front Porch: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us on the best porch in St. Petersburg from 5:30 to 7 pm on the third Thursday of each month. Free and open to the public. Museum galleries open until 8 pm with free admission for members, $5 after 5 pm for non-members. Special discounts available for new members to join during...

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Cinema at the MFA: Daisies (1966)

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Free with MFA admission, which is only $5 after 5 p.m. on Thursday. Complimentary snacks are available. This summer series spotlights the themes of Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body. This film and post-screening discussion are co-hosted with The Filmme Guild. Daisies (1966), directed by Véra Chytilová. This absurdist farce...

Cinema at the MFA: The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011)

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Free with MFA admission, which is only $5 after 5 p.m. on Thursday. Complimentary snacks are available. This summer series spotlights the themes of Shana Moulton: Journeys Out of the Body. This film and post-screening discussion are co-hosted with The Filmme Guild. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011), directed by...

DTSP Cinema Series: Movies on the MFA Lawn

North Lawn, Museum of Fine Arts

CinemaSquatch, Sunscreen Film Festival and indyoh present the DTSP (Downtown St. Petersburg) Cinema Series. Several of these films will take place on the North Lawn at the MFA and are as follows for the Fall and Winter season: December 11 - "Christmas Double Feature" - "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"...

MFA Cinema Series: Viva Cuba

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Viva Cuba (2005) Directed by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, 92 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles Director will be on hand to introduce the film and a panel discussion will follow. Synopsis (pulled from online source): In a tale akin to "Romeo and Juliet," the young love between two children living in...

MFA Cinema Series: Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

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Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015) A film by Justin Webster 90 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles. Courtesy of Icarus Films. Synopsis (pulled from online source):  A law-school dropout and political journalist who grew up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez became the writer...

MFA Cinema Series: Cows Wearing Glasses

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Cows Wearing Glasses (2014) Directed by Alex Santiago Perez, Puerto Rico, 90 minutes.  Spanish with English subtitles. Synopsis (pulled from online source): Marso, a lonely, eccentric painter and art professor, is losing his sight. As the world as he knows it comes to an end, he is now forced to...

Cinema Series: Films by Robert Frank

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Three short films by Robert Frank, Paper Route (2002), I Remember (1998), and C’est Vrai (1990), distributed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Manohla Dargis of the New York Times has called Robert Frank “one of the most important and influential American independent filmmakers of the last half-century.” In...

Cinema at the MFA: Pull My Daisy & This Song for Jack

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These two short films enhance the enjoyment of The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip. Director Robert Frank is one of the major figures represented in that exhibition. This evening,  you will be viewing Pull My Daisy (1959) and This Song for Jack (1983). There will be a special introduction...

Skyway Film Series

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The following films celebrate Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, with a nod to the water that surrounds us. Thursday, June 22, 2 pm Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), directed by Irving Pichel. Dive into the exciting tales of Weeki Wachee Springs with former mermaids Bonnie Georgiadis and Vicki Smith, setting...

Skyway Film Series

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The following films celebrate Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, with a nod to the water that surrounds us. Thursday, June 22, 2 pm  Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948), directed by Irving Pichel. Dive into the exciting tales of Weeki Wachee Springs with former mermaids Bonnie Georgiadis and Vicki Smith, setting...

Collectors Choice Bigwig Shindig

With appreciation for their generosity to the Collectors Choice Gala XVII Star-studded Sponsors, their guests and VIP Club Guests are invited to a party in their honor. To set the mood for the upcoming Collectors Choice Gala on April 13, we'll flash back to the 1940's, mix and mingle and enjoy...

Cinema @ the MFA: Three Resurrected Drunkards

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In celebration of We Do Not Work Alone, the MFA presents the 1968 film, Three Resurrected Drunkards, by Nagisa Oshima, a conceptually dazzling and piercing exploration of identity in contemporary Japan that makes room for extended flights of fancy and dream sequences. Often called the Godard of the East, Oshima...

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

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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...

Cinema @ the MFA – Egó Sympósion: Film by Yasumasa Morimura

Egó Sympósion (2016) is the Florida debut of Morimura Yasumasa, the noted Japanese appropriation artist. Featured in our photography exhibition This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, Yasumasa borrows images from historical artists (ranging from Rembrandt to Cindy Sherman), and inserts his own face and body into them;...

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...

Cinema at the MFA: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this film was made in conjunction with the exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music. The impresario Serge Diaghilev was the creator and driving force of the Ballets Russes. He persuaded, cajoled, and charmed the greatest talents of the early twentieth...

Cinema at the MFA presents: Make More Noise!

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

This selection of silent films from the BFI National Archive shows how suffragettes were portrayed on the cinema screen while their battles were still being waged on the streets outside. The suffragettes’ tactic was to stand up at every public event and cry 'votes for women!' As leader Emmeline Pankhurst...

CANCELED Cinema at the MFA presents: Make More Noise!

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

This selection of silent films from the BFI National Archive shows how suffragettes were portrayed on the cinema screen while their battles were still being waged on the streets outside. The suffragettes’ tactic was to stand up at every public event and cry 'votes for women!' As leader Emmeline Pankhurst...

CANCELED Cinema at the MFA: Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Narrated by Tilda Swinton, this film was made in conjunction with the exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909–1929: When Art Danced with Music. The impresario Serge Diaghilev was the creator and driving force of the Ballets Russes. He persuaded, cajoled, and charmed the greatest talents of the early twentieth...