Every month, the MFA offers special lectures, gallery talks, music concerts, cinema screenings and so much more. Our support groups, such as The Contemporaries, Marly Music, Friends of Decorative Arts, and Collectors Circle all help to create additional unique programs for you to enjoy. The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society is known for their festive fundraisers such as Wine Weekend, Art in Bloom and SMartLY Dressed. Support for educational programs is provided in part by The Stuart Society, the MFA Education Committee, an anonymous donor, and the City of St. Petersburg. Check the MFA’s events calendar online for program details.
$10 After 5:00 pm on Thursdays
Every Thursday, the MFA’s galleries are open to guests until 8:00 pm, and admission is only $10 after 5:00 pm
SIT, STAY, HEAL
Enjoy a visit with our volunteer therapy dogs while exploring the museum’s galleries and gardens. Open to frontline workers, members, and museum guests. Frontline workers receive complimentary admission with proof of employment.
virtual Cocktails & collections
Join us for a live virtual event featuring art from our special exhibitions, and newly renovated MFA 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! Selected pieces from our expansive art collection and special exhibitions will be highlighted each month. Made Possible by AARP Tampa Bay.
The MFA’s performing artist-in-residence, Nan Colton, continues her wonderful presentations in a virtual format every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 am. Settle in with a morning beverage at home, and join us via Zoom to watch the popular actress and director in performances inspired by our special exhibitions, the MFA Collection and themes, and people related to both. Made possible by Westminster Communities of St. Petersburg
CINEMA @ THE MFA
Periodic film series that connects with the Museum’s collection or special exhibition. These films are often avant-garde and always entertaining. Made possible by St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission.
BOOK CLUB @ THE MFA
Second Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 pm. In partnership with Tombolo Books, each month a book will be selected centered on topical issues and themes universal to all — empowerment, artistic and creative excellence, and the push for equality for all — and experienced by women authors, artists and activists.
MFA adult programs are made possible in part by Art Bridges, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Focardi-Great Bay Foundation, Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, J. Crayton Pruitt Foundation, The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society, and support through MFA memberships and donations to the MFA Fund.