Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

4.5
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
With masterpieces by Monet, Cezanne, and Renoir, plus thousands of objects from early antiquity to the present, Museum of Fine Arts houses one of the most comprehensive art collections in the state. Stroll through the two interior gardens, one of which is devoted to sculpture; visit the Steuben glass gallery; and examine one of the state’s most respected and extensive photography collections. Metered parking is available near the museum but is fairly limited, so be prepared to park farther away. See Museum of Fine Arts and all St. Petersburg has to offer by arranging your trip with our St. Petersburg route builder app.
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  • The Art of the Stage - Nice Exhibit We were in St. Petersburg for a series of meetings for my wife in March, which meant that I was solo for most of the time. After walking through North Straub...  more »
  • I am so very grateful that the Museum of Fine Arts resides in the city I have chosen to call home. I am a museum enthusiast and love the offerings of the MFA.  more »
  • We went into this museum late in the afternoon and wished we'd gone earlier. It's a bit eclectic but it's got some lovely displays. Well worth a couple of hours for anyone with an interest in art.  more »
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  • This is a visual piece of art from the grounds of the museum to the facade to the interior to the art. It sits at ground zero for downtown St Pete nestled between the water and the multiple restaurants and high rise condos. Escape from civilization and enter a world of first class art forms from the old masters to free wheeling folks determined to express themselves visually. Take time to muse over the reason people created what they did. Don't rush through the museum or you'll miss the tranquility and peace it offers.
  • They have new exhibits often. The parking is in the back lot. I attended one of their intimate concerts which they host regularly. The building is clean and they have a decent variety of art work. They also have a cafe. If the weather is good you can eat outside with a view of boat docks.
  • You all MUST view the ORIGAMI exhibit while it continues to be available at this museum. The history is beautifully explained as are the multiple sizes & variations so exquisitely displayed. Such JOY is this fabulous experience!
  • It's a decent museum. The problem is that it tries to have a little bit of everything. But it's too small to pull it off. If the museum put a heavier focus on a few select styles it would be a much more cohesive and rewarding experience. It needs a point of view.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts never disappoints. They keep the classic art but had a unique skill set for bringing modern art to the audience. I stay there all day & it's amazing to see how they just transform a room to fit any occasion! Operations at the museum keeps a tight ship because I have seen so many moving parts & a staff member in full service mode. A must see even for the locals.

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