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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Conceptualizing Cindy

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 Conceptualizing...

Smartly Dressed Fashion Show & Luncheon – 40th Anniversary

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

  The Stuart Society's 40th annual Smartly Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon is right around the corner. Sponsored by Dillard's, this event will take place in The Grand Ballroom of The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club and will be a stunner. Doors open at 11:00 am during which...

Cocktails & Collections

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

In complement to Syd Solomon: Views from Above, artist and writer Mike Solomon will speak about his father’s artistic practice.  The discussion will begin in the Acheson Gallery at 6pm, in front of Syd Solomon’s Westcoastalscape (1968). A noted expert on artist’s estates, Mike Solomon is also a practicing artist who has...

The Contemporaries Field Trip: Craig Kaths at Tempus Projects

Offsite

The Contemporaries are hosting a private preview of New York-based artist Craig Kath's solo exhibition Like a Bucket of Herbs Before a Pressing at Tempus Projects, a leading artist-run, non-profit gallery space in Tampa. Kaths will explain his approach to his printmaking and sculptural practices, which explore the structures and...

Friends of Decorative Arts: West African Textiles

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

  The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Self-Portrait

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 A...

Friends of Decorative Arts: Jean Schlumberger

PORTSPACE 3007 BEACH BLVD. S. , Gulfport, FL

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $50 in addition to a minimum of a Dual Level Museum...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Drawn to Beauty

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: Drawn to...

Friends of Photography Presents: Pick-A-Pic

Please join the Friends of Photography for the best-ever Pick-A-Pic fundraising event. Guests will view three photographs by California artist Sam Contis, listen to this exciting emerging artist talk about her work, and then vote on which piece will join the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts. Be...

The Contemporaries Field Trip: Haitian Art

Offsite

Join us for our first field trip of the year! Please note: The date has changed to January 26th We are thrilled to visit the home of collector's Ann and Ed Gessen, who moved to St. Pete in 2016 from California. Their extensive collection includes over 400 works of art,...

SOLD OUT! The Contemporaries Field Trip: Corporate Collections

Offsite

The Museum of Fine Arts has several affiliated support groups that bring together like-minded art lovers, and support the Museum in acquisition and education about different types of art.  The MFA's support group The Contemporaries will be taking a special tour of the incredible art collections of two major Tampa law...

History and Inspirations Behind the Fairyland Lustre Line

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

The decorative arts – fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass – are all around us and in the Museum. The MFA's support group Friends of Decorative Arts expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Fairyland Lustre

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: Fairyland Lustre....

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,...

Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Some of These Days

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: Some of...

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...

Art in Bloom

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Art in Bloom is the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg's signature spring event which showcases the Museum's collection in full bloom with dozens of floral designs inspired by the art and the galleries. Floral interpretations will be displayed in the museum galleries Thursday, March 28 - Monday, April 1...

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...

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:...

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....

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...

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...

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...

SOLD OUT! The Contemporaries Field Trip: Pretty Vacant – The Art and History of Vintage Motels

MIZE Gallery 689 Dr MLK Jr St N, St Petersburg, FL

The educational meets the social at The Contemporaries’ events. This lively group of contemporary art enthusiasts enjoys studio visits, curator-led museum tours, lectures, and other activities designed to highlight contemporary art and artists. The Contemporaries are excited to kick off a new season of programming with a very special private...

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...

Smartly Dressed Fashion Show & Luncheon

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

The Stuart Society’s annual Smartly Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon is right around the corner. Sponsored by Dillard’s, this event will take place in the Palm Court Ballroom of The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club and will be a stunner. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. during which...

Mark Noll on Insects as Adornment: Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture Series:

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

Insects have been used in art and culture, both symbolically and physically, since ancient times. Insects, or sometimes just their wings, appeared in paintings, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry across the globe. At the same time, their bodies or wings — often brilliantly colored — have been made into jewelry or...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Party of the Strange

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Party of the Strange: A celebration of the dramatic! 6:46 pm - 9:16 pm Marly Room and Gardens The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society has a one-of-a-kind party planned in celebration of the MFA exhibition,  Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney.  ANYTHING can happen at this party — unlike any...

Designing the Stage with Katherine Pill – Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture Series

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

The MFA's Curator of Contemporary Art Katherine Pill will explore works in the Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney — the Museum's special exhibition of paintings, costumes, prints, and drawings of design for ballet and opera. Highlights include splendid designs and stage sets for the fabeled Ballets Russes. Drawn...

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...

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...

CANCELED Native American Art: Tradition and Transformation with Stephanie Chill – Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture Series

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

This talk will explore how modern and contemporary Native American artists transform traditional techniques and designs to reflect the world around them. It will focus upon works in the MFA's permanent collections, including the lustrous polished black pottery of Maria Martinez of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, and the massive wooden...

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 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...

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...

Art in Bloom

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Art in Bloom is the MFA’s signature spring event which showcases the museum’s collection in full bloom with dozens of floral designs inspired by the art and galleries. Floral interpretations will be displayed in the museum's collection galleries and gardens Thursday, March 25 – Sunday, March 28 and are included...

The Stuart Society Presents: Carnaval do Rio

North Lawn, Museum of Fine Arts

Dress in your flashiest attire and dance the night away under the stars during The Stuart Society's Carnaval do Rio at the MFA. Guests will enjoy a colorful night of authentic Brazilian cuisine, Samba music, and exciting live performances. The event takes places in an open-air tent on the museum...

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...

Arts Alive! Free Museum Day 2021

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Join us on September 18, 2021 for Arts Alive in St. Petersburg. This annual celebration of arts is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry. The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is pleased to participate in the event this year,...

Art in Bloom

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Art in Bloom is the MFA’s signature spring event which showcases the museum’s collection in full bloom with dozens of floral designs inspired by the art and galleries. Floral interpretations will be displayed in the museum's collection galleries and gardens Thursday, March 24 – Sunday, March 27 and are included...

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...

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...

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...

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...