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Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3498
Phone Number: 727 896 2667
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Extensive museum with great pieces!

This is an ecclectic museum spanning art from centuries BC to contemporary, from all parts of the world. It is a large museum--takes a couple hours to see all the magnificent art.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is an ecclectic museum spanning art from centuries BC to contemporary, from all parts of the world. It is a large museum--takes a couple hours to see all the magnificent art.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location downtown, Small but worth your time. With paintings by Monet, Cezsanne and others. It is within walking distance of restaurants and the Vinoy hotel. But they also have a great lunch at the museum

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great museum, easily comparable to many of the best in the country. It is small but growing. They have a wide ranging collection. The special exhibits are also well curated.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You get a nice overview of many eras and types of art here. There are ancient coins, classic paintings, and modern video art, to name a few. It's a pleasant oasis of culture downtown.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to a lot of museums and this one is right up there with the best. It has many different types of art not just paintings. Definitely would recommend visiting this museum.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a member for 5 years. I love Nan Colton as the artist in residence. Art in Bloom marries the permanent collections' artwork with floral art that is breathtakingly beautiful! The exhibitions are phenomenal for a 'smaller' museum. And don't forget to try out the museum's cafe! A delightful place to have brunch or lunch. I particularly enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have interesting traveling shows as well as a wonderful collection. Their photography collection has few rivals anywhere. The cafe has good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Founded in 1965 and housed in a beautiful building at 255 Beach Drive Northeast on St. Petersburg's bayfront, the art collections in the Museum of Fine Arts are the most comprehensive on Florida's West Coast, expanding from antiquity to the present day. Established by Margaret Acheson Stuart, who died in 1980, the museum displays more than 20,000 objects that cover... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near the Marina at St Petersburg, is the museum of fine arts, full of things to see and experience. A little pricey to enter ($17 to enter), however, for me worth it just to see two works :- 'Poppy' by Georgia O'Keefe and 'Julie as Flora' by Elizabeth Vigee Lebrun Both are truly amazing and make for wonderful contrasts.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here as a Reciprocal member from Ringling Museum. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits. We liked the way that the permanent exhibits were placed. Simply said, from the oldest eras to the newest. I must say we were totally satisfied with our experience.

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