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American Stage & MFA Collaboration

The Pitmen Painters - July 20 - August 14, 2016 by Lee Hall and William Feaver Directed by Brendon Fox MFA member special: click HERE to purchase tickets. Use the promo code PAINT online, over the phone or in person at their box office (727-823-7529) to receive 20% off (up...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Blossom to Bare Bones

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

SPFestival 2016

SPF 16 - St. Pete Festival - is upon us!  Check out the list of things to do in September in St. Petersburg beginning with the SHINE Mural Festival, which runs from September 1-10.  Each week there is a different focus on the arts in downtown St. Petersburg and there is...

SHINE: Secret Walls

  6 Artists, 3 Teams, 90 Minutes, 1 Winning Team A 90-minute live illustration battle in black and white!  Competing artists have 90 minutes to create an artwork using only black markers and black paint.  No pencils/sketches will be used as a reference.  Winners will be selected by two guest judges,...

Free

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...

Free

Meet the Folk Artists of Creative Clay

The Museum Store: Museum of Fine Arts

IMAGE: Blue Jay, Karen C. Creative Clay is delighted to continue its partnership with the MFA for an evening event, Meet the Folk Artists of Creative Clay, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30 – 8 pm, in the Museum Store. Folk art created by the studio artists of Creative Clay is...

Free

Whispering Pines 10: An Opera by Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Shana Moulton, Whispering Pines 4, 2007, video still This live music and performance event features Shana Moulton’s alter ego Cynthia in the one-act opera Whispering Pines 10 (2010) and vocalist Susan Hellman Spatafora. Throughout the Whispering Pines series, begun in 2002 and ongoing, we see Cynthia grappling with various maladies, seeking out remedies in the...

Elevate A.R.T.S. Student Showcase

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

  Middle School students from Pinellas County Schools, Elevate A.R.T.S. grant will perform a variety of music and showcase their artwork in the Marly Room. The Elevate A.R.T.S. grant is a federally funded grant awarded to the Pinellas Visual and Performing Arts department. The grant was conceived to provide professional...

A Simple Theater

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

A Bicycle Country A SIMPLE THEATRE - A Season of Legends - presented in various venues as a Staged Reading. The MFA is pleased to host one of these readings on October 18, in connection with the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, which will open October...

$20

The Museum Store: Meet the Artist, Jeremiah Jacobs

The Museum Store: Museum of Fine Arts

Jeremiah Jacobs When Jeremiah Jacobs took a ceramics class in high school, he was hooked. After graduating, he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and fell under the spell of Athenian vase technique, which can be seen in his work today. In 2011, he came to St....

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Every Mind is a World

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

Exquisite Corpse International 2016

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Exquisite Corpse from 2015. Exquisite Corpse International's first unveiling was on November 12, 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. A night that will remain in many minds and hearts as a magical inspiring night . Thirty-One (31) talented artists participated in a one of a kind mixed...

$5

Our America: Family Day

Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory: Museum of Fine Arts

Experience the food, musical, and artistic traditions of the three largest Latino cultures represented in Our America: Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban-American. Hands-on activities, live music, and food to buy and samples will be part of this vibrant day for people of all ages. The events and activities happening on...

Chorus Angelorum: Winter Concert

Chorus Angelorum is a premier a cappella vocal ensemble of male and female voices, formed in 2001 for the purpose of offering exceptional performances of vocal music throughout the Tampa Bay area. This seasonal appearance is by special arrangement for the Museum of Fine Arts. As an ensemble originally dedicated...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Master Image-Maker

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. Nan Colton, the MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence, turns to special exhibitions and the collection for her scripts and 30-minute presentations. Enjoy refreshments at 10 am, her performance at 10:30 am, and a general docent...

Coffee Talk: Contemplation

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Virginia Woolf 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....

Mornings with the Maestro: Love Potion Number Nine

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Mornings with the Maestro returns to the MFA this season and the schedule is listed below.  You can purchase advance tickets through the St. Petersburg Opera Company by clicking HERE. Here’s the rest of the schedule for Mornings with the Maestro at the MFA: Jan. 13, 2017 at 11am - Preview...

Drumming at the MFA

Front Porch: Museum of Fine Arts

Explore the many cultures represented in the Museum collection by experiencing them to a rhythmic beat. Feel your musical and artistic momentum grow while you drum out rhythms and use other percussion instruments to bring art alive. No prior experience is necessary. Just come and have fun. Second and fourth...

$5

Drumming at the MFA

Front Porch: Museum of Fine Arts

Explore the many cultures represented in the Museum collection by experiencing them to a rhythmic beat. Feel your musical and artistic momentum grow while you drum out rhythms and use other percussion instruments to bring art alive. No prior experience is necessary. Just come and have fun. Second and fourth...

$5

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Remembering Anne Frank

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Miep Gies 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....

Drumming at the MFA

Front Porch: Museum of Fine Arts

Explore the many cultures represented in the Museum collection by experiencing them to a rhythmic beat. Feel your musical and artistic momentum grow while you drum out rhythms and use other percussion instruments to bring art alive. No prior experience is necessary. Just come and have fun. Second and fourth...

$5

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Finding Voice in Photography

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...

Drumming at the MFA

Front Porch: Museum of Fine Arts

Explore the many cultures represented in the Museum collection by experiencing them to a rhythmic beat. Feel your musical and artistic momentum grow while you drum out rhythms and use other percussion instruments to bring art alive. No prior experience is necessary. Just come and have fun. Second and fourth...

$5

Drumming at the MFA

Front Porch: Museum of Fine Arts

Explore the many cultures represented in the Museum collection by experiencing them to a rhythmic beat. Feel your musical and artistic momentum grow while you drum out rhythms and use other percussion instruments to bring art alive. No prior experience is necessary. Just come and have fun. Adults and families...

$5

Greetings from Tampa Bay

Front Porch: Museum of Fine Arts

Greetings from Tampa Bay: A Project by Sheryl Oring for the Tampa International Airport. Artist Sheryl Oring invites Tampa Bay residents to share stories about their cities during an interactive performance called “Greetings From Tampa Bay.” The stories will be typed up on a manual typewriter and later integrated into...

Free

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Living in Downtown St. Petersburg

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Mrs. Tidbit 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....

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Under the Palmetto Leaves

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Harriet Beecher Stowe Nan Colton, playing Harriet Beecher Stowe, begins her performance at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs on Friday, March 19, 2010. Colton put on a show aimed at education and entertainment to a crowd of literature and history buffs. The event was sponsored...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Clash of Cultures: Spaniards to Pinellas County

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Moving Clouds 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....

Music in the Marly: Richard Dowling, piano

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Photo by Peter Schaff. Dowling’s charismatic and elegant style of pianism specializes in the works of Chopin, Gershwin, American ragtime and French Impressionism.  He has been hailed by The New York Times as an “especially impressive fine young pianist” who appears in orchestral and solo performances throughout the world. His...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Meeting Monet

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton in Meeting Monet 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....

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: An Intellectual Affair

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Mary Cassatt 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....

Stephen Prutsman presents Azure Family Concert

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Stephen Prutsman, pianist Pianist and composer, Stephen Prutsman, presents a fun, friendly and engaging 50-minute sensory-friendly performance tailored to individuals with autism spectrum disorder or related challenges and their families or caregivers. Click HERE to register for this event.    

$5

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun: Portrait of a Portrait Painter (RESCHEDULED – September 27th)

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton on Wednesday, September 13 has been rescheduled to September 27th.  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...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun: Portrait of a Portrait Painter

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton on Wednesday, September 27 was originally scheduled on September 13th, but moved due to Hurricane Irma.  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...

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...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Woman Sitting

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 Woman...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Catherine The Great: The Empress Who Collected

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Nan Colton as Catherine the Great 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...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Han-Terbury Tales

Nan Colton in Han-Terbury Tales 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....

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...

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...