Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
4.5
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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From a legendary permanent collection, to compelling traveling exibitions, the MFA is ready to inspire with diverse and ever-changing opportunities to experience art. Discover over 4,500 years of civilization in thousands of objects ranging from antiquity to the present- the only comprehensive art collection of its kind on Florida's west coast.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • KarenFL
    192 contributions
    An Enjoyable Museum to Spend an Afternoon
    I was a member and took my granddaughter to their excellent free monthly art classes for children ages 2-5 that are held the first Wednesday of the month. After the classes we walked around the museum, discussed the pictures and then had lunch. I also went by myself or with a friend from Tampa and enjoyed the permanent and temporary displays. Rather than describe the variety of the art including all media and old masters to very contemporary art, I suggest you go to their Facebook page to see a small sample and then go to the museum and see so much more. They have a nice cafe, but check the days and hours as the cafe is not open every day. Thursdays admission for adults is only $12 after 5:00 pm, Children under 6 are free. They are closed on Mondays.
    Visited March 2022
    Written 3 February 2023
  • 195508Anonymous
    248 contributions
    Great Art Museum
    On a recent windy, cool day in downtown St. Pete we visited the Museum of Fine Arts. This is a great small museum packed with art from a variety of periods and places from ancient to Modern. In addition to their usual galleries, there was a Rodin show which included many sculptures using Rodin's casts as well as a smattering of Impressionistic works. There was a small gift shop and a nice lobby to sit and relax. All in all this is worth the visit even on a not so windy day!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 14 February 2023
  • Saganorth
    49 contributions
    There Are Better Art Museums Than This
    Smallish art museum with a varied collection from around the world. I wouldn't make a special trip to the area for this one. We really preferred the nearby Dali Museum and Museum of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Parking in the vicinity is expensive. There's a small café inside the museum open Thursday through Sunday.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 14 February 2023
  • Scott A
    Los Angeles, California21 contributions
    Museum by the Bay
    This relatively small museum has a great collection, and it has good rotating/touring exhibits. We are members and go each time a new exhibit opens. One wing is devoted to a touring art exhibition and the small upstairs gallery is devoted to showing photo and video items from the museum collection. It seems to be a popular spot for special events, so the small parking lot next door frequently closes early. The museum is surrounded by restaurants and is next to the Pier, so it is good a daylong visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Taylor B
    Chicago, Illinois8,751 contributions
    Spanning 5,000 years of civilization
    The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, is as impressive on the outside from an architectural perspective as it is on the inside with a collection covering almost 5,000 years of civilization. Located at 255 Beach Drive Northeast, across the street from the new St. Pete Pier, the museum showcases thousands of objects extending from antiquity to present, to fascinating travel exhibitions, to exciting events in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront. Open from 10 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday, the Museum of Fine Arts features the only comprehensive art collection of its kind on Florida's west coast, including masterpieces from Monet, O'Keeffe, De Kooning, Wiley, Morisot, Rodin and Steichen. Also see African art, European paintings, American photography, even ancient Greek and Roman art. Take a guided tour and purchase the MFA handbook, a beautifully bound book, published by Rizzoli, which highlights more than 200 works of art from all areas of the permanent collection. Founded by Margaret Acheson Stuart, the museum was opened to the public in 1965, the first art museum in St. Petersburg located on the downtown waterfront. Did you notice the Bombax tree on the south lawn that was only three feet tall when it was planted after the museum opened? Currently on view are stunning exhibitions by noted photographer Tom Jones, Japanese woodblock prints and Japanese photographs from the Meiji Era from 1870 to 1900 and Dogs in Art. Jones' Here We Stand" exhibit includes more than 100 works spanning from 1998 to 2021, including his critical assessment of the romanticized representation of Native Americans in photography that re-examines historic pictures taken by white photographers. The "Lasting Impressions" exhibit features 60 Japanese woodblock prints from famous Kabuki theater actors in the 18th century to vibrant landscapes in the 19th century.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,751 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, is as impressive on the outside from an architectural perspective as it is on the inside with a collection covering almost 5,000 years of civilization. Located at 255 Beach Drive Northeast, across the street from the new St. Pete Pier, the museum showcases thousands of objects extending from antiquity to present, to fascinating travel exhibitions, to exciting events in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront. Open from 10 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday, the Museum of Fine Arts features the only comprehensive art collection of its kind on Florida's west coast, including masterpieces from Monet, O'Keeffe, De Kooning, Wiley, Morisot, Rodin and Steichen. Also see African art, European paintings, American photography, even ancient Greek and Roman art. Take a guided tour and purchase the MFA handbook, a beautifully bound book, published by Rizzoli, which highlights more than 200 works of art from all areas of the permanent collection. Founded by Margaret Acheson Stuart, the museum was opened to the public in 1965, the first art museum in St. Petersburg located on the downtown waterfront. Did you notice the Bombax tree on the south lawn that was only three feet tall when it was planted after the museum opened? Currently on view are stunning exhibitions by noted photographer Tom Jones, Japanese woodblock prints and Japanese photographs from the Meiji Era from 1870 to 1900 and Dogs in Art. Jones' Here We Stand" exhibit includes more than 100 works spanning from 1998 to 2021, including his critical assessment of the romanticized representation of Native Americans in photography that re-examines historic pictures taken by white photographers. The "Lasting Impressions" exhibit features 60 Japanese woodblock prints from famous Kabuki theater actors in the 18th century to vibrant landscapes in the 19th century.
Written 15 July 2023
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Scott A
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
Jul 2023
This relatively small museum has a great collection, and it has good rotating/touring exhibits. We are members and go each time a new exhibit opens. One wing is devoted to a touring art exhibition and the small upstairs gallery is devoted to showing photo and video items from the museum collection.

It seems to be a popular spot for special events, so the small parking lot next door frequently closes early.

The museum is surrounded by restaurants and is next to the Pier, so it is good a daylong visit.
Written 15 July 2023
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Danielle S
3 contributions
Jun 2023
Me and my boys had an amazing time walking around the museum and enjoying all the beautiful art and trying the delicious snacks they have.
Written 25 June 2023
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Royceann M
Overland Park, KS132 contributions
Mar 2023
Just loved the Rodin exhibit! Plus the wide variety of other art: ancient, Asian, modern, etc. Two delightful courtyards.
Written 3 March 2023
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904marshalld
Clearwater, United States10 contributions
Feb 2023
After eating lunch at the Park Shore Grill, my wife and I walked across the street to the Museum of Fine Arts for dessert. Their pastries are excellent.
Written 17 February 2023
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lifeisforlearning
Washington DC, DC318 contributions
Feb 2023
A collection of highlights across the ages, with just a few notable works. Good as a survey of world art.
Written 16 February 2023
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Saganorth
San Francisco, CA49 contributions
Feb 2023
Smallish art museum with a varied collection from around the world. I wouldn't make a special trip to the area for this one. We really preferred the nearby Dali Museum and Museum of the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Parking in the vicinity is expensive. There's a small café inside the museum open Thursday through Sunday.
Written 14 February 2023
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Marblehead750
Dayton, OH727 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Visited the Rodin exhibit and also saw the permanent collection. Some great paintings for a small museum. They need a better gift shop.
Written 14 February 2023
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195508Anonymous
248 contributions
Feb 2023
On a recent windy, cool day in downtown St. Pete we visited the Museum of Fine Arts. This is a great small museum packed with art from a variety of periods and places from ancient to Modern. In addition to their usual galleries, there was a Rodin show which included many sculptures using Rodin's casts as well as a smattering of Impressionistic works. There was a small gift shop and a nice lobby to sit and relax. All in all this is worth the visit even on a not so windy day!
Written 14 February 2023
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Ceiba C
6 contributions
Feb 2023
The museum of fine art has a great collection. Lots of ancient and historic art. It wasn't crowded (we visited on a Wednesday afternoon) and the building is really cool. Definitely recommend visiting!
Written 12 February 2023
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