Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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4.5
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Pursegal94
Wichita, KS16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Beautiful building housing an average collection of art. Front desk staff was snooty, museum shop wasn’t open, expensive admission for the collection being showcased. Had to wade through a lot of unknown artists unless you have a PhD in art history. There were a few nice pieces, but a lot of not so great. Pretty average.
Written March 6, 2020
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Beth43323
Minneapolis, MN111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit one morning before lunch at the new pier nearby. I loved the Quilt exhibit and my husband liked the breadth of the collection and nice explanations of all the artwork. We got a $10 discount by buying the tickets from their website!
Written January 10, 2022
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KarenFL
Tampa, FL192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I was a member and took my granddaughter to their excellent free monthly art classes for children ages 2-5 that are held the first Wednesday of the month. After the classes we walked around the museum, discussed the pictures and then had lunch.
I also went by myself or with a friend from Tampa and enjoyed the permanent and temporary displays.
Rather than describe the variety of the art including all media and old masters to very contemporary art, I suggest you go to their Facebook page to see a small sample and then go to the museum and see so much more.
They have a nice cafe, but check the days and hours as the cafe is not open every day.
Thursdays admission for adults is only $12 after 5:00 pm, Children under 6 are free.
They are closed on Mondays.
Written February 3, 2023
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SUZANNE T
Beverly Hills, FL150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Not only were the exhibits in the museum wonderful, but we lucked on to an a capella chorus presentation of Christmas music -- both classical and popular. Truly wonderful. As travelers who hadn't seen any announcements of the concert, we felt so fortunate to have picked that time to see the museum.
Written February 22, 2020
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Rebecca B
Plant City, FL114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We were headed to the Dali (which we have visited before) on New Year's Eve, but the crowd waiting in line outside completely turned us off. As we were strolling in St. Pete, we came across what would turn out to be an unexpected cultural gem! The Jennifer Angus exhibited was fascinating and breathtaking! We were certainly surprised at the curation which included an original Motherwell, Monet, Tiffany, and similar. We would definitely go again for a special exhibit!
Written January 1, 2020
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Fran Murphy
St. Petersburg, FL31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This museum has a broad collection of Art. The pieces are expertly curated and beautifully displayed. The building itself makes really good use of light. It’s neither a small museum or a large museum. Museum store is well stocked and tasteful. The museum guards use a light hand. The setting is gorgeous. It is convenient to both the waterfront and Beach Avenue. So a stop here can provide other things to do just outside the door.
Written March 8, 2020
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Dianne W
Dunedin, FL985 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a "encyclopedia" style museum. The permanent collection includes art from the inhabited five continents. And their docents are educated on the various holdings be it painting, photography, sculptor, decorative arts, jewelry etc. Changing exhibits are usually a must see. The current exhibit Art of the Stage presents costumes, ads, set pieces from regarded 20th and 21st c. artists including several women. Delight with the Ballets Russes in Paris and Robert Indian'a art of pop in American opera. A must see thru May 2020. The cafe always provides an exceptional meal or snack. The gift shop has many hard to find items for you or a friend.
Written February 29, 2020
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,471 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We had a couple of hours to spare in St Pete and decided to go to the Museum of Fine Arts. We hold a reciprocal membership for the last 15 years allowing us admission to over 200 museums throughout North America. But here we were informed that the museum ceased to participate in the program. Which is ok, circumstances change, but the problem is that the museum is still listed as participating. So the management gets the on star, they should have provided the services to the members while the listing is being updated. As for the museum itself we saw it in 2003 and I wasn't overly impressed with its collection. As far as I remeber it is a 3-star museum.
Written March 17, 2021
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Sally B
Wilmington, DE39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
The MFA in St Petersburg in a park setting has some great collections! The art is well organized and displayed. It’s a great way to spend a few hours and to learn. You will not be disappointed! And it’s a bonus that they have a cafe on site (limited menu and seating) and a great gift shop!
Written February 1, 2020
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Scott A
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This relatively small museum has a great collection, and it has good rotating/touring exhibits. We are members and go each time a new exhibit opens. One wing is devoted to a touring art exhibition and the small upstairs gallery is devoted to showing photo and video items from the museum collection.

It seems to be a popular spot for special events, so the small parking lot next door frequently closes early.

The museum is surrounded by restaurants and is next to the Pier, so it is good a daylong visit.
Written July 15, 2023
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