Old masters rewarded observant art critics by hiding things in their paintings, such as discreet self-portraits and lewd caricatures of the queen. Redeem art history with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for a one-year individual membership (a $60 value)
- $50 for a one-year family membership (a $115 value)
Each membership includes unlimited admission for one year—the family membership includes access for two adults and any youth under 18 years of age in the same household—as well as discounts on events and art programs, invitations to exhibit previews, and advance announcements. Individual members receive reciprocal benefits at various Southeastern museums, and Family membership holders receive benefits at museums across North America. View the full list of membership benefits.
Museum of Fine Arts
Inside a building in St. Petersburg, works of art from around the world gather like good friends. Georgia O'Keeffe's Poppy hangs not far from Paul Cézanne's A Corner of the Woods, Pointoise. Claude Monet's Houses of Parliament gives a glimpse of faraway lands, while Thomas Moran's Florida Landscape stays closer to home.
With a range of permanent and rotating exhibitions, the Museum of Fine Arts seeks to engage visitors with art while preserving the pieces in its care. Much of the collection resides in an original 1960s building, but the adjacent modern gallery area draws in visitors with special exhibitions, interactive educational facilities for children, as well as being a beautiful location to hold a corporate dinner, wedding reception, or event. Guests can also stroll into the museum store to browse unique gifts, artisan jewelry, books, and more.
- Permanent collection houses pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as classical and modern American art
- Daily events include docent-led tours, hands-on workshops, classical concerts, and lectures
- MFA Café overlooks the waterfront
- Five Decades of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, an exhibit featuring the Dandrew-Drapkin Collection through October 4th.
Who They Are
Even before the Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965, founder Margaret Acheson Stuart saw its galleries as a space where diverse audiences could explore art "from antiquity to the present." Architect John Volk had designed the original museum wing to instill visitors with a feeling of solidness and permanence. Decades later, the museum sought to expand, and conducted a nationwide search for a worthy architect. They were rewarded with designer Yann Weymouth, who completed a second building in 2008—a two-story, modern glass conservatory.
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