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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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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed seeing art from ancient times and many Asian countries. There were also paintings by Georgia O'Keefe and others. Not enough to satisfy me however. It was too small for my taste.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I love art museums and this is a good one! MOFA has a lovely permanent collection and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Don't miss it if you're in town and you enjoy fine art!

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Jacksonville, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon. They have a very interesting collection and I would definitely go back next time I am in St. Pete. Even my husband enjoyed it, which was a surprise.

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Locust Dale, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We mostly wanted to see the Impressionist painters, but the Panama Canal exhibit was also interesting. Guess we're spoiled by the free admission at the national museums in Washington DC where we live.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good, varied selection even though it was smaller than expected. very nice atmosphere and nice employees. not incredibly thrilled with the featured exhibits though, but only for personal taste.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've lived in towns with famous museums, and this place is surprising. Real quality in the permanent collection. The curators do a great job bringing interesting shows to town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had been told that this was a really good museum but it still exceeded my expectations! This museum is SOO much better then the Tampa Museum of Art. There are a lot of pieces by famous artists which I did not expect to see. The current exhibit of Young Chinese Artists had some really neat pieces! It took me... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Get there early to avoid driving in circles to try and find a parking spot. Located in the city's downtown waterfront, there are are a lot of other attractions, shopping and dining nearby causing parking congestion. Other than that, very nice facility and exhibit presentation.

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice building, but a bit of a random collection, not that well presented. Certainly put in the shade by the nearby Dali.

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Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

For the fee to get in, I expected more! There was one exhibit of gorgeous glass I enjoyed. The paintings were OK. Nothing to remember for myself. The traveling exhibit was a bit more exciting of Chinese art. It was absolutely freezing inside. Their cafe is supposed to be excellent but I couldn't stay because of the cold. I would... More

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