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Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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+1 727-896-2667
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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From a legendary permanent collection, to compelling traveling exibitions,...

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.

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A Small Treasure!

Very nice museum in the heart of St.Petersburg. Parking available right in front of the museum. The Open Road exhibition is great and the collection is excellent. Very good food... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nellie O
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Kingsport TN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we arrived at 10:00 the museum was opening. We had a docent and I would have preferred to be on my own. We were shortly inundated with middle schoolers and were shunted away from getting to see much. I love art and art museums and could not give high marks to this one.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice museum in the heart of St.Petersburg. Parking available right in front of the museum. The Open Road exhibition is great and the collection is excellent. Very good food available for lunch and seating outside with a view of the water. Definitely a place to bring the family and enjoy the exquisite pieces on display. The gift shop is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Small, beautifully curated gem of a fine arts collection. It may be great chance to introduce new generations to the amazing artists, what they've left behind and their current visions. Because of its jewel box design there is no time to bored, bring those phones, snap and remember.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice museum if you are in the area. Very close to inexpensive public parking. We didn't go on the docent tour, but did hear a few minutes of it, and the woman was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Great museum shop. If you are a member of NARM--North American Reciprocal Museums--this museum is a member. NARM is a great... More 

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St Petersburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent collection! We have become members and always take visitors here - small but really nice museum store, too.Excellent lunch if desired. Receptions can be held there, there are lectures and traveling exhibits...MUST COME!

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Thank ninafbailey
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The variety of the collection makes this museum a treat. You can view works from Greece to modern installations. There is something for every interest. Well known artists from the past to the present are represented. There is also an activity room for children and the docent tours are quite good. Eating in the MFA café is a treat.

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Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A pretty small museum and nothing to prioritize over the other art options available in the area. However, they do have a strong impressionists section.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the Museum of Fine Arts and the different displays. I had enjoyed a Monet Collection awhile ago which was very impressive. It is a lovely museum and worth seeing. The staff was friendly. The cafe has limited hours which was a bit disappointing. The view is nice to have a beverage and sit for a bit, and then... More 

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am always surprised at the amount of culture there is in St Petersburg, FL. The range of art is wide. There are paintings by Money, Gaugin, and Renoir. Some of the modern and abstract art was beyond me, however. The price is reasonable to enter. Get a discount coupon to save $2.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The MFA is a small but truly delightful place...the exhibits are thoughtful and stimulating, the staff well informed and helpful, the overall atmosphere relaxed.

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