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

Marly Music Series 

Each year, Marly Music presents a stunning concert series featuring a global roster of renowned artists performing in a variety of genres, including classical, chamber, jazz & world music. Made possible by Marly Music Society.

NEW! virtual Cocktails & collections

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 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.


Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10:00 am. Refreshments at 10:00 am, performance at 10:30 am, and a docent tour at 11:15 am. The Museum’s popular performing artist-in-residence, Nan Colton, continues her wonderful interactive presentations. An experienced actress and director, she writes her own scripts, inspired by our special exhibitions, the MFA Collection and themes, and people related to both. Made possible by Westminster Communities of St. Petersburg.


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.


Second Thursday of the month @ 6:30 pm. In 2020, the book club will be dedicated to the centennial anniversary of women’s right to vote. 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.