Welcome to the Museum of Fine Arts Store where you will find a variety of imaginative, educational, and stylish items perfect for yourself or a gift.
Located on the first floor of the Museum in the Hazel Hough wing, open 7 days a week from 10am to 5:30pm with the exception of opening at noon on Sundays and closing at 8pm on Thursdays. Call 727-896-2667 ext. 225 for more information.
Thursday, July 17th, 6:43 am
41st Annual Sunrise Sale!
St. Petersburg’s biggest Pajama Party, happens throughout downtown where shoppers are invited to wear their pajamas to receive additional discounts and bargains. At the MFA, enjoy up to 75% off select items, a gift with purchase, and Mimosas and cookies will be served!
Sale items will remain available thru the weekend.
Thursday, July 24th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Meet the Artists from Creative Clay at the Museum Store
The Museum of Fine Arts and Creative Clay would like to welcome you to an evening of art and camaraderie! Please join us at the Museum Store as we celebrate Creative Clay’s mission to provide expressive, educational and vocational opportunities in the arts for people with obstacles to arts access. http://w…ww.creativeclay.org/
Enjoy listening to Danielle DeCosmo, a Creative Care musician and a Folkfest artist as she plays acoustic guitar and sings, folk and soul. Punch and cookies will be served and artworks will be available for purchase that evening.
The catalogue for the current exhibition, My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, features insightful essays by guest curator Barbara Pollack and multimedia artist and curator Li Zhenhua, who is based in Shanghai and Zurich. Ms. Pollack is one of America’s most eloquent art critics, having written for many influential publications. She is also the author of books and monographs. In his essay, Li Zhenhua charts “the rise of Chinese youth culture in the visual arts.” The foreword is by Tampa Museum of Art Executive Director Todd D. Smith and MFA Director Kent Lydecker. Ms. Pollack, Mr. Smith, and Katherine Pill, the MFA’s Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, wrote the artist biographies. The reproductions are exceptional. The catalogue is available for $29.95 in the Museum Store, with MFA members receiving a 10% discount. Please call 727-896-2667 ext. 225 for more information.
Allison Massari’s powerful, intimate, and boldly imagined artwork beckons the viewer – sometimes playfully, sometimes intensely- always with a poignancy that deeply touches the heart. The vulnerability and honesty expressed in her self portraits, the energy and life that flow through her collages, and the unflinching strength and intelligence that can be found in all of her work, show Massari’s commitment to exposing herself in order to find the common thread that connects us as humans.
Limited Edition Prints
$350 13” x 19”
$950 23” x 28”
John Finch Design Studio is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Artist John Finch’s designs are inspired in part by his time spent in Glasgow studying work produced at the Glasgow School of Art at the turn of the last century. His current passion is exploring the techniques of repousse and chasing in metal. Recent work reflects his interest in the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. Each piece is made with hand, with heart, and with skill.
$150 to $200
Romero Britto is known for his bold patterns, optimistic designs, and colorful palettes. His iconographic pop art comes to life in huggable Pop Plush CE tested for ages 0+ Raphael the Fish swims the seven seas. He’s your tiny fin friend who’s eager to please.
Rudolf Lopez began working with his hands at a very young age and began to develop his creative eye through photography—his first artistic pursuit. With an education in drafting and design, he drew inspiration from the surroundings of his youth; Rudy began his relationship with wood as a craftsman of fine furniture and cabinetry. His desire to explore wood-turning began to develop when he received a natural-edge turned bowl as a Christmas gift from his best friend two years ago. Since that time, Rudy’s natural sense of curiosity has led him to explore the techniques necessary to transform wood from a simple rough chunk into a piece of aesthetic beauty. He has the ability to look at an object, understand how it is made, and recreate it with very little effort. It is as if his brain is linked to his hands by some arcane memory.
Canary Island Vessel
Roll the die, grab your pencil, and go! Sketch too quickly and the others will be baffled. Sketch too carefully, and you’ll miss your chance to score big. You don’t need to be an artist to excel at this sketching game. Win points for finishing early, guessing correctly and having other players guess your drawing. Unlike other drawing games, there’s no waiting turn in Sketch it! It’s always non-stop, imagination fueled fun with 720 items to sketch.
Travel Size Game
Spathose creates unique wearable sculptures made from palm spathe (flower pod). These purses are a combination of organic material juxtaposed with an industrial edge. The application of metal: screws, nails, and wire, fashion the pieces, generating their aesthetically distinctive expression, where form does indeed follow function. Containing elements of surprise and jeopardy, the abstract forms are individually created via a “conversation” with artist and medium.
$160 – $395