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Girl Scout Brownie Day at the MFA: Bugs Badge

Calling all Brownies: Earn your Bugs badge at the Museum of Fine Arts! Explore our special exhibition, ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’ and Other Stories, as told by Jennifer Angus, to discover why insects are such an essential part of our ecosystem. Then, meet and inspect live insect specimens, see...

Chorus Angelorum – Winter Concert 2019

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. As an ensemble under the direction of Rick Smith and Michael Davis, they are dedicated to the study...

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...

SOLD OUT! Contemporaries Field Trip: Sarasota Art Museum & the John and Mable Ringling Museum

Offsite: Sarasota Art Museum and the John & Mable Ringling Museum

Join the Contemporaries for our first field trip of 2020! We will travel to Sarasota to visit the newly-opened Sarasota Art Museum, and view the retrospective exhibition Solomon: Concealed and Revealed at the John and Mable Ringling Museum. At the Sarasota Art Museum, we'll have a private tour with Executive...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Book Club at the MFA: A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir

Museum of Fine Arts - Bayview Room

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. Join us for an exciting monthly reading and discussion centered on topical issues and themes universal to all: empowerment, artistic...

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...

Back to the Future with Dr. Michael Bennett – Antiquities History 101: Dionysus and his World

  Back to the Future with Dr. Michael Bennett is a year-long series of lectures, gallery spotlights and intimate garden conversations centered on the MFA’s distinguished collection of antiquities. Ancient art has no expiration date; it abounds with lessons that remain relevant today. These discussions and lectures provide museum members 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...

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...

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...

Opera Through the Ages

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

St. Pete Opera celebrates opera through the ages in this 50-minute program featuring three voice types (soprano, mezzo and tenor). Performing pieces featured in Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney, Opera Through The Ages spans nearly 200 years of opera, touching upon themes and styles beloved by audiences around...

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...

Cutting Edge, with Philomena Marano (studio assistant to artist Robert Indiana)

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Philomena Marano, studio assistant to artist Robert Indiana, joins us for a discussion about the unique medium of paper used to create costumes and sets for The Mother of Us All (1976). Robert Indiana's work on The Mother of Us All is featured in the special exhibition Art of the...

Opera Through the Ages

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

St. Pete Opera celebrates opera through the ages in this 50-minute program featuring three voice types (soprano, mezzo and tenor). Performing pieces featured in Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney, Opera Through The Ages spans nearly 200 years of opera, touching upon themes and styles beloved by audiences around...

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...