In addition to the recurring monthly programs listed, the MFA offers special lectures, gallery talks, music concerts, cinema screenings and seasonal events. Our support groups, such as The Contemporaries, Marly Music, Friends of Decorative Arts, Collectors Circle and Friends of Photography all help to create additional unique programs for the public. The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society also hosts a variety of participatory events such as Wine Weekend, Art in Bloom and SMartLY Dressed. General docent tours are available daily. 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. 2019 Schedule

Cocktails & collections

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, join us for live music, drinks, and art. During Cocktails & Collections, grab an art-inspired signature cocktail and some light bites when you arrive, enjoy a curated tour, and meet some new friends. Different pieces from our expansive main collection and special exhibitions will be highlighted each month. Cocktails & Collections is a great place to meet new friends. Cash bar available. FREE for Members,$20 for not-yet-Members. Not yet a Member? Join today


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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 special exhibitions, the Museum collection and themes, and people related to both. Free with Museum admission. Refreshments included. Sponsored 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.

Centennial BOOK CLUB @ THE MFA

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. Free with Museum admission, which is only $10 after 5 pm on Thursdays.