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Museum Of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg255 Beach Dr. N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am to 4:45pm
Sunday: 1 - 4:45pm Monday: CLOSED 

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most beautiful museums in the Southeast; it has the only comprehensive art collection, extending from antiquity to the present, on the Florida west coast. The collection has more than 4,600 objects extending from antiquity to the present day and features stellar French Impressionist paintings. Galleries of Steuben glass, decorative arts, and pre-Columbian objects are especially dramatic. Two interior gardens, one devoted to sculpture, encourage reflection. An intimate second-floor gallery, in the new wing, displays works on paper and photographs. The Museum's photography collection of nearly 1,400 images is one of Florida's most respected. The MFA has been repeatedly named the best art museum in the Tampa Bay area by regional media.

Admission Fees:
Museum members: Free


Individuals Fees:
Adults: $12
Seniors, 65 & older: $10
College Students with current ID: $6
Youth (age 7 to 18): $6
Children six and younger: free
For Group Tour information please call (727) 896-2667 ext. 210

The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida was founded by Margaret Acheson Stuart (1896-1980) and reflects her vision of providing outstanding examples of world art in an inviting, elegant setting. The Museum opened to the public in 1965. The Museum is dedicated to serving all people by pursuing excellence in art from antiquity to the present through collection, exhibitions, and education for its diverse audiences.      The original wing of the museum was designed by architect John Volk. According to Volk, "a museum should give a feeling of permanence and that is what I have tried to do with this building." But this museum is not intimidating. From the guard opening the front door to the carpeted galleries, this Museum welcomes you inside both its exhibition galleries and intimate gardens and encourages you to stay.   After decades of incredible growth - in artwork and visitors - the Museum of Fine Arts embarked on an exciting expansion project. A national search found an architect that would respect the site as well as the beauty and integrity of the original signature building in Yann Weymouth, Senior Vice President of Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc. (HOK). HOK designed a new wing that enhanced the current Palladian-style building, while giving MFA the space to grow. The new two-story building sits adjacent to the original building on Beach Drive, facing Straub Park to the north.

Opened to the public in March 2008, the new addition houses the Special Exhibition Galleries, Classroom, the Interactive Education Gallery, Library, Museum Store, and MFA Café.

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