Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

255 Beach Dr. N.E.
St. Petersburg , FL 33701
United States

UPCOMING EVENTS

Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles

From: 
Friday, September 4, 2020
Until: 
Monday, November 2, 2020

PAST EVENTS

Clementine Hunter, Nativity (detail), c. 1980, Acrylic on board, Gift of Martha and Jim Sweeny

Straighten Up the World: Self-Taught Art from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts

From: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Until: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Far North: Inuit Prints and Sculpture

From: 
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Until: 
Monday, March 20, 2017
Bill Traylor (American, 1854-1949) Owl, 1947-50

From the Heart: Folk Art on Paper

From: 
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Until: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Visual art does not spring from formal training alone. Folk artists are generally self-taught, allowing them the freedom to produce artworks unencumbered by the stipulations of rigorous study. Often employing unusual methods or materials, these artists create imagery both soulful and inspirational. The Museum of Fine Arts’ permanent collection includes important works of this kind by artists such as Bill Traylor and Dilmus Hall. In conjunction with the national gathering in St. Petersburg of the Folk Art Society of America, this exhibition will highlight some of these colorful and diverse pieces.

New Folk: Contemporary Self-Taught Art from the Collection

From: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Until: 
Sunday, September 4, 2011

Gallery Talk: George Lowe, Saturday, June 25, 3:00 p.m.