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Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone Number:
+1 727-896-2667
10:00 - 17:00
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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

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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Very nice museum, especially for $5 on Thursday evening

A nice wander through a good variety of art. A special Mexican art exhibit. A Georgia O'Keefe. Some impressionists. Some glass art including Tiffany & one Chihuly.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Brent A
Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice wander through a good variety of art. A special Mexican art exhibit. A Georgia O'Keefe. Some impressionists. Some glass art including Tiffany & one Chihuly.

1 Thank Brent A
Thornton, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this museum had a fine collection of paintings, including several Monets, a Gaugin, a Rodin sculpture, and a Renoir. Not bad for a small city museum. I also enjoyed their collection of decorative arts. The Louis Comfort Tiffany lamp was beautiful! Very nice museum gift shop too!

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had an opportunity to do a tour of the museum, and it was a treat. So much to see and do there, well worth the trip

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1 Thank Rickitude
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

IT HAS A VERY INTERESTING COLLECTION THE SETTING OF THE MUSEUM IS absolutely beautiful you can have lunch looking out into beautiful tampa bay the museum and collection will keep you interested for a couple of hours for art lovers and less time for people not that much into art however it is well worth your money and time and... More 

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The MFA is in a wonderful building, classic Spanish cloister to which has been added a modern wing with a café in between. The collection is in the "one of everything" school of moderate sized museums. A good range of periods among the paintings and some interesting period rooms. While the periods are fairly obvious, the artists represented are often... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The MFA has a decent permanent collection. It is not terribly well organized though. The temporary exhibits during my visit were just okay. It is rather pricey for what you get. Worth an hour or two of your stay in the area. Perhaps a guided tour may have helped.

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a medium sized art museum, but of good quality. We enjoyed our visit there. It's located in a nice part of st Pete with restaurants and other attractions

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Browns Summit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum on the waterfront. Nice selection of contemporary and classic artists featured. We were there for a special exhibit of Innuit art & an exhibit on artistic contributions of Latinos. They have a number of little "secret garden" outdoor courtyards you can explore which I really enjoyed.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a small museum, you can still see Monet, Renoir & O'Keefe. The building is lovely and the location on Beach Drive offers lots of lunch spots.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to go to this museum mostly because it was open on New Year's Day. I joined a very interesting docent tour (Frank?) that gave a great overview with interesting details of the art on display- which included Monet, O'Keefe, and Hooper. There was really a wide variety of art which exceeded my expectations. One of my favorites was... More 

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SusaninFLA, Director of Marketing at Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your thoughtful review of the MFA. We are open every day of the year but Thanksgiving and Christmas, so we were happy to be here for you on New Year's Day! So happy you enjoyed your experience and took the time to tell us about it. Have a wonderful year ahead. Susan Robertson Director... More 

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