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Museum of Fine Arts

255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727 896 2667
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: This museum's collection includes a wide range of world art from antiquity to modern times.
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Chicago, Illinois
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363 reviews 363 reviews
147 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

St. Petersburg, Florida, used to be known as a retirement city. The green benches along Central Avenue in the downtown shopping district attracted thousands of retirees. And the shuffleboard clubs at nearby Lake Maggiore were very popular, too. Remember Webb's City, the famous all-in-one shopping complex on Ninth Street that was Wal-Mart before Wal-Mart, even bigger? But St. Petersburg has... More

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Fayetteville, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I was at the Met museum in NYC in May and it was wonderful but exhausting. This on the other hand was manageable,but of course couldn't compare. It was a beautiful setting on the water and I got a private docent led tour. They had quite a diverse collection from Mexican to African to European Art.I think it was quite... More

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent exhibits covering all ages and types of art. It even has a fantastic waterfront cafe to have lunch or refreshments while resting in between galleries. There are also evening and weekend activities for families and adults. Don't miss the beautiful courtyard!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lovely collection of many different types of fine arts in a great central location. Don't miss the beautiful "indoor garden" exhibit rooms and treat yourself afterwards with a glass of wine on their back deck overlooking Tampa Bay...absolutely stunning! Great special events including Porch Parties for the community.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
54 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We spend a very pleasant Thursday evening at the MFA - St. Petersburg prior to having a late dinner nearby. The grounds and facility are very well maintained; the staff was very cordial; and the permanent collection was remarkably interesting for a small museum. We enjoyed the overall survey of world art that the MFA presents and visited the awesome... More

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The perfect size for a few hour stroll. Excellent items and high caliber. Nice variety. Covers the full spectrum you'd find at the world's largest museums.

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Cork, Ireland
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74 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Love the mixed exhibition was really good from ancient art to the surrealism, nice points of the museum, you can get pictures with no flash, seats in rooms, although it is a small museum, it is nice because you won't end up tired, across the museum nice places to eat and refresh yourself. The temporary exhibition was really good, Chinese... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This museum is surprisingly good considering its relatively small size. A manageable few floors contain a huge number of paintings plus a few sculptures and glass works, and the permanent collection has at least one piece each by Cezanne, Gauguin, and other big names, as well as my favorite Monet ("Houses of Parliament" showing a foggy London scene). The museum... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I always enjoy my visits at the Museum of Fine Arts. They display their permanent collection which is quite impressive for a smaller town museum. They also usually have a traveling exhibit which is usually of excellent quality. I remember especially Andy Wahrol and Philip Pearlstein. You can also enjoy lunch at the museum cafe. OK gift shop.

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Lenexa, KS
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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I had an extra afternoon to spend in the area and decided to visit the MFA. A volunteer tour guide offered me and several ladies a tour, which was well appreciated and enjoyable. However, this museum was simply not very interesting. I was there only a few days ago and don't recall anything particularly remarkable about it.

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