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The Story of Art: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Katherine Pill, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, will discuss Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? This provocative discussion examines art historian Linda Nochlin’s 1971 essay, an epic examination of the institutional obstacles that prevented women from succeeding in the arts. Katherine will discuss the recent […]

$10 – $20

Still Striking: Creativity & Aging

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

How does creativity accommodate the changes that come as we age? For artists (painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, dancers), what are the benefits of growing old, when your body and mind begin to occupy alternate spaces? How does one adapt to these changes by adjusting methods and expectations? How does one’s place in the cycle of […]

$20 – $40

The Nature of Art | The Overview Effect

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

The overview effect is a cognitive shift reported by some astronauts while viewing the Earth from space. Researchers have characterized the effect as "a state of awe with self-transcendent qualities, precipitated by a particularly striking visual stimulus." Those who experience the Overview Effect often describe a shift in perspective, seeing Earth not as divided nations […]

The Art of the Americas

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Andrew James Hamilton, associate curator of art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago visits the MFA on Thursday, October 26 for an enthralling talk on "The Art of the Americas." Hamilton, the author of the highly acclaimed book, "Scale & the Incas" (Princeton 2018), will explore how this Andean civilization created a host of […]

Art on Film | WASTE LAND

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Join us for an evening at the MFA featuring our popular Art on Film series. We will have special evening hours at the museum and a screening of the award-winning documentary WASTE LAND on Thursday, November 2. WASTE LAND is a 98-minute uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of […]

Artist Talk: Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.)

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Join us on Thursday, November 9 at 6pm as the MFA hosts an Artist Talk with Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.). Globally renowned and celebrated for his exquisitely crafted lush and brilliant works, Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) brings an extraordinary life story to a rich and compelling body of work in a variety of media. Born Deyvi Orangel […]

Marly Music Series: Water Music featuring The Dan Kalosky Quartet

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

In collaboration with The Nature of Art, the MFA proudly presents The Dan Kalosky Quartet, featuring “Water Music” in an enchanting musical performance. Join us for an afternoon where the transformative power of visual art meets the emotive language of music. The quartet, led by the talented Dan Kalosky, will weave a melodic tapestry inspired […]

Artist Talk | Janaina Tschäpe

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Janaina Tschäpe’s fantastical scenes dissolve boundaries, seamlessly intertwining in an ever-flowing continuum of evolution and transformation in a grand opera that delves into themes of change, gender, and the construction of myth and history. The universe created by artist Tschäpe beckons one into a parallel world of ambiguous scale—indeterminate in both time and space. Join […]

The Story of Art: It’s The End of the World as We Know It! Artists and Apocalypses

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of human history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as we take a grand tour […]

The Overview Effect | Jane Poynter

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Join us for an enthralling talk with Biosphere 2 crew member and Space Perspective CEO Jane Poynter. The Overview Effect is part of a series of public programming events designed to illuminate our next exhibition, The Nature of Art, which looks at the myriad ways humans have used art to navigate and mediate our environment. […]

The Story of Art | Nature and Technology

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of human history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as we take a grand tour […]

Egyptomania: Fashion’s Conflicted Obsession

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Egyptian art has long served, and continues to serve, as a primary inspiration for fashion designers, solidifying the legacy of Egyptomania—the influence of the art of ancient Egypt. Join us as we welcome Darnell-Jamal Lisby, assistant curator of fashion at the Cleveland Museum and curator of Egyptomania: Fashion’s Conflicted Obsession, who will discuss the exhibition […]

Making the Middle Republic with Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

During the fourth and third centuries BCE, Roman expansion into Italy reshaped the peninsula’s Archaic societies and prompted new political relationships, economic practices, and sociocultural structures. Rural landscapes and urban spaces throughout Latium saw intensified use amidst novel principles of land management, animal husbandry, and architectural design. Join scholar and author Dan-el Padilla Peralta as […]

Artist Talk | Ursala Hudson

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Ursala Hudson (Kadusné) is a transdisciplinary artist of European, Filipino, and Alaska Native (Tlingit) descent, T’ak Deintaan clan from the Head House of the Raven moiety. Raised amidst her parents’ full-time multi-media artist lifestyle, Ursala explores the experience of a modern-day, globalized Woman with complex ancestry through two-dimensional performance and fiber arts. Join us for […]

Make Yourself Uncomfortable | Life Inside After Carbon with Dr. Daniel A. Barber

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

In conjunction with our current exhibition, The Nature of Art, and its themes, join scholar Dr. Daniel A. Barber as he discusses ecology in non-modernist cultures, tropical modernism, new narratives of ecological thinking, designing for discomfort, and architecture as the mediation between the infrastructural and the personal. Daniel A. Barber is a professor of architecture at […]

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Art in Bloom

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

A grand Spring tradition, Art in Bloom presents floral interpretations of works in the MFA Collection. Designs are created by professional florists, talented hobbyists, and members of The Stuart Society. Join us as we celebrate Spring! Floral interpretations will be displayed in the museum’s galleries and gardens Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 7, and […]

The Lost Birds performed by the MC Voices (from the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay)

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

The MFA proudly presents the MC Voices from The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay performing Christopher Tin’s “The Lost Birds” – a musical memorial to bird species driven to extinction by humankind. Led by Artistic Director Matthew Abernathy, MC Voices will perform a haunting tribute to those soaring flocks that once filled our skies, but […]

Artful Conversation: Dr. Stanton Thomas & Luis Seixas

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Join us for an engaging discussion between Luis Seixas, objects conservator, and Dr. Stanton Thomas, Chief Curator, as they talk about the MFA’s recently acquired Spanish tabernacle. Currently the focus of Live Conservation: Restoring a 17th Century Tabernacle, this remarkable object presents a number of fascinating questions, especially as it is meticulously cleaned and conserved. […]

Open House: MFA & PCS 10-Year Celebration

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Join us for an open house celebration commemorating the remarkable 10-year partnership between Pinellas County Schools and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. History and art are brought to life as student artwork and performances animate the evening’s festivities. Tuesday, May 7, 2024 7:00 – 9:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg 255 […]

Painting in the Park at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Bring your little artists downtown for a day of hands-on fun at the Museum of Fine Arts! This event will include 10 art and activity stations for kids to create their own masterpieces inspired by the MFA Collection, including chalk art along Bayshore Drive inspired by Mary Proctor’s “Dancing on the Street Pave in Gold”; […]