Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Announces Re-Opening

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY JUN 19, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is optimistically looking ahead in announcing our plan to reopen to MFA members on September 12. This decision to remain closed in the coming months aligns with our stance to rely on data as the driving factor for our reopening plans, and considers the increasing rate of positive coronavirus cases in Pinellas County and the State of Florida. The health and safety of the staff and visitors remains paramount, as well as a commitment to do their part to help slow the spread of this serious virus within our community. As they continue to monitor state and local COVID-19 data, they will provide any updates to our reopening plans, including the reopening date to the general public.

During the time of temporary closure, they have been undertaking deep cleaning of the entire museum, working on maintenance projects, preparing for safe reopening protocols, researching and writing about hundreds of works in our Collection, and — most exciting— renovating and reinstalling our galleries ahead of a planned summer schedule. This major project is already underway, and they look forward to unveiling the new look and installation to the community later this year. Upon reopening, visitors will be able to enjoy the special exhibition, Derrick Adams: Buoyant. Originally scheduled to be on view this summer, the show will now run September 12 through November 29. Our online programming, "MFA From Home," will continue throughout the summer, as we celebrate the power that art offers to inspire, delight and educate.

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