Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is located on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront nestled between Bayshore Boulevard and Beach Drive. The MFA, a city landmark, opened to the public in 1965 – the first art museum in St. Petersburg. Founded by Margaret Acheson Stuart, the MFA has the only encyclopedic collection, extending from antiquity to the present day, on the Florida west coast. The Museum has major works by Monet, Morisot, Whistler, Willem de Kooning, O’Keeffe, and many others. The MFA contains over 20,000 works of art over 5,000 years of art history, world-class exhibitions that change throughout the year, and the largest collection of photography in the Southeast. Exceptional, Highly trained volunteer docents are available to provide guided Museum tours for groups by request. In addition to the permanent collection and exhibitions, there are several hundred programs and special events throughout the year which include lectures, music, workshops, and children’s activities. The Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory is a beautiful location for weddings, corporate or special events. The Museum Store offers a unique shopping experience featuring works by local and regional artists and the MFA Café is a wonderful place for lunch Tuesday through Sunday. The MFA celebrates over 50 years of connecting the community through art.