Museum of Fine Arts
The MFA has the only encyclopedic collection of art from around the globe and across the centuries on Florida's west coast. The approximately 18,000 objects include striking works by Monet, Gauguin, Renoir, Morisot, Cézanne, Rodin, Hassam, Bellows, O’Keeffe, and Andrew Wyeth. The number of paintings by Monet and O'Keeffe is a rarity for a Florida museum. Also on view are ancient Greek and Roman, Egyptian, Asian, African, pre-Columbian, and Native American art. The photography collection is one of the largest and most significant in the Southeast. There are two interior gardens, one dedicated to sculpture. The Museum has a regular schedule of special exhibitions, including those that have traveled to major museums. The MFA Cafe is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, and the Museum Store has been named "the best" by area media. Also a great place for holding special events like wedding receptions, the Museum has a terrace overlooking the beautiful St. Petersburg waterfront. Martha Stewart Weddings named the Museum of Fine Arts as the third most desirable location for wedding receiptions on the East coast of the United States in 2012.