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THE STORY OF ART – The Grand Narrative with Anne-Marie Russell

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 art 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 […]

$10 – $20

Marly Music: Telegraph Quartet

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

The Telegraph Quartet (Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violins; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; Jeremiah Shaw, cello) was formed in 2013 with an equal passion for standard and contemporary chamber music repertoire. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “…an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape” and “powerfully adept… with a combination of brilliance and subtlety,” […]

$10 – $30

THE STORY OF ART – Searching for the Middle Ages with Dr. Stanton Thomas

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 art 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 […]

$10 – $20

Art is LIFE – Jerry Saltz

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

The MFA is pleased to welcome Jerry Saltz, Pulitzer Prize winner and senior art critic at New York Magazine, for an engaging talk about art, artists, and his new book, Art is Life. Saltz has been one of the most influential writers about art and artists for more than a quarter of a century. In […]

$10 – $20

Art on Film | An Evening with Lonnie Holley

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

Join us for a screening of "Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley." This 58-minute documentary film by George King covers the life and work of Alabama visual artist and musician Lonnie Holley over the course of 22 years. An enthralling conversation between Lonnie Holley and George King will immediately […]

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 […]