Every month, the MFA offers special lectures, gallery talks, music concerts, cinema screenings, and so much more.  The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society is known for festive fundraisers such as Wine Weekend, Art in Bloom, and SMartLY Dressed. Check the MFA’s events calendar online for program details.

$12 After 5:00 pm on Thursdays

Every Thursday, the MFA’s galleries are open to guests until 8:00 pm, and admission is only $12 after 5:00 pm


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. Made possible by AARP, Community Foundation Tampa Bay, Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation, and The Fields Galley Private Foundation.

Cocktails & collections

Held on the third Thursday of each month, Cocktails & Collections is a series of themed events with connections to art. Each event highlights one of the MFA galleries or special exhibitions, and features live entertainment, a customized docent tour, light bites and art-inspired signature cocktail, all inspired by the different works & artists! Made possible by AARP Tampa Bay.


The MFA’s performing artist-in-residence, Nan Colton, continues her wonderful presentations in an in-person format every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 am in the MFA Marly Room. Join us to watch the popular actress and director performance inspired by our special exhibitions, the MFA Collection and themes, and people related to both. Made possible by Westminster Communities of Florida.


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.


In partnership with Tombolo Books, books 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, Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation, Community Foundation 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.