The Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg released its schedule for this year’s art exhibitions, and it runs through March 2022.
Its first exhibition titled “Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient Mosaics at the MFA” starts April 10 and runs through Aug. 22. The show includes five mosaics from the 2nd to 5th centuries A.D from the ancient Greco-Roman city Antioch, which is located in the area that is now Syria. Visitors can take a glimpse at never-before-seen photos, excavation logs, notebooks, and rare film footage from the 1932 excavation of the city.
A virtual “Cocktails and Collections with the MFA” event for April is dedicated to the exhibition. Dr. Michael Bennett, senior curator of Early Western Art, takes everyone back in time with a virtual visit of the exhibition. Register online for the Zoom event; cost is $10 for non-members and free for MFA members. A recipe for a Turkish Delight, the special drink of the night, can be found on the event registration page.
A list of other upcoming art exhibitions—including shows featuring Rodin, American quilts, Black portraits and some of the MFA’s photographs and ceramics—with dates and descriptions can be viewed under the museum’s "Upcoming Exhibitions" and below.
- April 10-Aug. 22 Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient Mosaics At the MFA
- April 24-Sept. 26 From Margins To Mainstays: Highlights From The Photography Collection
- May 22-Aug. 22 Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration
- June 5-Oct. 17 From Heath to Hedgerow: Doulton Lambeth Ware and the British Countryside
- July 31-Feb. 27, 2022 Explore the Vaults: Black Portraits
- Sept. 18-Jan. 23, 2022 Pieced and Patterned: American Quilts C. 1830-1930
- Oct. 30-March 20, 2022 Born of Fire: Ceramics from the MFA Collection
The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 255 Beach Dr. NE outside Downtown St. Petersburg. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Friday noon-8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m.
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