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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 Andrea Assaf Residency: Scheherazade to Salome

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Live Writing Installation & Performance: Scheherazade to Salome April 1-9, 2020 As part of Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney, poet and theatre-maker Andrea Assaf will be in residence, creating new work that responds to pieces in the exhibit. How does a contemporary Arab American woman artist encounter Leon...

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 Andrea Assaf Final Performance: Scheherazade to Salome

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Live Writing Installation & Performance: Scheherazade to Salome April 1-9, 2020 As part of Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney, poet and theater-maker Andrea Assaf will be in residence, creating new work that responds to pieces in the exhibit. How does a contemporary Arab American woman artist encounter Leon...

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 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 Pinellas County Center for the Arts Performs: Putting it Together

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney is inspired largely by the spirit of collaboration. Collaboration is the backbone of the program at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School. Students in the highly acclaimed arts magnet come together on the museum stage to create pieces...

Virtual Book Club: Old Baggage with author Lissa Evans

MFA from Home

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 US the right to vote. And now we're doing it virtually, with Zoom. Author Lissa Evans will be joining us online all the way from...

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 Explore More! Family Days

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...

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...

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 13th Annual Painting in the Park

North Lawn, Museum of Fine Arts

Bring your little artists downtown for an afternoon of creative, educational hands-on arts and crafts projects at the Museum of Fine Arts! The event will include several fun and engaging art stations for kids to create their own make-and-take masterpieces inspired by the MFA Collection, including bubble painting, mosaic making,...

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 Explore More! Family Days

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...

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...

CANCELED – Summer Camp Session 1 – Wild Creations: Empowerment & Art Workshop for Young Women

Wild Creations is designed for the rising 6th to 9th graders who identify as female. During this week, participants learn about historical and contemporary female artists from the women of the MFA Curatorial Staff, and express themselves through conversation, mindfulness, yoga, painting, drawings and collage. Sibling discounts and scholarships available....

CANCELED Summer Camp Session 2 – Florida Artists

Explore the art of Tampa Bay at the MFA! Learn why local artists create works that celebrate nature and the environment in our special exhibition Skyway 2020, meet some of the artists working in our community, and create masterpieces of your own inspired by St. Pete. For rising 1st to...

CANCELED Summer Camp Session 3 – Art Around the World

Take a trip through time and around the world as you explore art at the MFA! Discover how and why people throughout history have created art as you explore the galleries, find new favorite artists, and create your own amazing artworks. For rising 1st to 5th graders. Campers must register...

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...

NEW! 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 —From Chaos to Order:...

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...

NEW! 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 — Color Riot! How...

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...

Frontline Workers First Fridays

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Frontline 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 frontline 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...

Explore More! Days

PORTSPACE 3007 BEACH BLVD. S. , Gulfport, FL

Join us throughout the year for special days of fun! Visitors will receive a pre-packaged exploration bag with an activity guide and game. Each Explore More! Day features a special exhibition, so you can explore a new world of art every time! Select Saturdays, from 11 am to 2 pm....

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Berenice Abbott – Photography Helps People See

Online via Zoom

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. 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 morning snack, and enjoy...

Virtual Book Club: Lee and Me: An Intimate Portrait of Lee Krasner by Ruth Appelhof

Online via Zoom

Lee Krasner is one of the major women artists of the twentieth century, and this memoir is full of firsthand material based on interviews with Krasner as well as her friends, fellow artists, gallerists, and curators. More than merely Jackson Pollock's widow, she is regarded as a prominent and immensely...

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...

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...

Virtual Book Club: Circe by Madeline Miller

Online via Zoom

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child – not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Marguerite Thompson Zorach – Wash Day

Online via Zoom

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. 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 morning snack, and enjoy...

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 — Antioch Reclaimed Join Dr....

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 Book Club: A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet

Online via Zoom

Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet’s sublime new novel follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. Contemptuous of their parents, who pass their days in a stupor of liquor, drugs, and sex, the children feel neglected and suffocated...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Clio, The Muse of History – Ancient Mythology

Online via Zoom

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. 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 morning snack, and enjoy...

Collectors Circle Presents: Hats on to The Arts

St. Petersburg Yacht Club 11 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL

Hats on to celebrate the arts! Don your best hats and join the MFA Collectors Circle for a fun-filled cocktail party at St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Design your own hat, seek an artist to make a hat for you, or wear your favorite one during this charity event for the...

Sit, Stay, Heal – May 2021

Membership Garden: Museum of Fine Arts

Sit, Stay, Heal is a new program, part of the MFA's Picture of Health initiative, where we invite therapy dog teams into the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month to offer stress and anxiety relief for our members and visitors. This month, we are presenting the program to...

The Shape of Abstraction: Dr. Lisa Farrington on African-American Abstract Artists

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

***PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT*** The Collectors Circle is proud to welcome Associate Dean of the Division of Fine Arts at Howard University Lisa Farrington, Ph.D., to present, The Shape of Abstraction: African-American Abstract Artists, a concise overview of African-American art from the era of enslavement to the age...

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 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 — From Margins to Mainstays:...