There will be two Spouse/Partner Tours during the 2013 Institute. One will be a full day trip to the Salador Dali Museum and the Florida Holocaust Memorial Museum. The second will be a half-day trip to the Sunken Gardens.
Tuesday, Jan. 29:
10am: Depart from Sirata
10:30am: Arrive at Holocaust Museum; go through the museum individually with the audio tour
12:30pm: regroup and have lunch in the area (box lunches if you are signed up for food)
2pm: arrive at the Dali Museum; go on 2:30pm Docent led tour
4:30pm: head back to Sirata
Thursday, Jan. 31:
10am: Depart from Sirata
10:30am: arrive at Sunken Gardens
12:30pm: Lunch in the area (box lunches if you are signed up for food)
1:30pm: head back to Sirata
Salvador Dali Museum
Located at 1000 3rd Street South at 10th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, on the waterfront, the Dali Museum has over 200 of the artist’s paintings, plus 1,300 graphics.
"Dali: Gems” rarely viewed jewelry, paintings, drawings, glassware and flatware designed by Dali – November 13, 2009 through April 18, 2010
"Dali Illustrates: Alice in Wonderland and other Timeless Tales” – November 13, 2009 through April 18, 2010
"History of the Dali Collection” – April 23, 2010 through December, 2010
Daily-guided tours are a must! A private room is available for food functions.
Outside caterer list is available.
Florida Holocaust Memorial Museum & Educational Center
Located at 55 - 5th Street South, in downtown St. Petersburg
The 4th largest Holocaust museum in the U.S, the museum houses a permanent exhibit entitled "History, Heritage, and Hope”, a compelling history of individuals of strength, courage and spirit, who confronted the extremes of hatred and persecution in their homes and communities. Experience a collection of works of art, photographs and historical artifacts, in exhibits from all over the world, and an extraordinary traveling collection, which changes on a regular basis.
Currently on Exhibit: "Icons of Loss: The Art of Samuel Bak” – Closes April 25, 2010
www.flholocaustmuseum.org - (727-820-0100)
Sunken Gardens: A Botanical Experience...
1825 – 4th Street, N.; St. Petersburg, FL (727) 551-3100
Enjoy St. Petersburg’s 100-year old botanical garden, see a 200 year-old oak tree, discover new and unusual plants, watch cascading waterfalls, walk through the Butterfly Experience or talk to a flamingo... A beautiful site for weddings, receptions, or gatherings.
Other local attractions include:
Public Art Tour: City of St. Petersburg
(Group bookings only, up to 23 persons)
Half-day mini coach tour with your own public art docent. Visit libraries, fire stations, community centers, and parks in the city’s neighborhoods.
Learn about the art and the artists and how St. Petersburg acquired it all!
Tours begin and end at Baywalk. Usual time 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
For reservations contact: Ann.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (727) 551-3250
Morean Arts Center
719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL
"On My Block: word & Image” – January 11 through May 29, 2010
"The Sly, Wry Paintings of Mernet Larsen” – March 26 through May, 29, 2010
"Beauty for Ashes: Reconsidering the Portrait” – March 26 through May 29, 2010
The Museum of Fine Arts
Located on St. Petersburg’s picturesque Beach Drive, has a wealth of treasures within an intimate setting.
Exhibitions include: Ansel Adams: Nature and Art; galleries for photography & Steuben glass and works by Cézanne, Monet, Morisot, Gauguin, Renoir, Rodin, Bellows, Henri, and O’Keeffe.
"A Test of Faith: William Blake’s Illustrations for the Book of Job” – February 6 through May 30, 2010
"The Art of American Life: Winslow Homer’s Graphics” – February 6 through May 30, 2010
"Whistler, Hassam, and the Etching Revival” – April 17 through August 15, 2010
The Museum of Fine Arts also has banquet rooms and a tea garden; all are available for lunches, receptions, dinners or lectures. Outside caterer list is available.
"St. Petersburg Front & Back”
Historic Downtown Walking Tour
1st Saturday monthly, November to April
Meet at Williams Park Band Shell, 4th Street & 2nd Avenue N. - 10:00 am to Noon
Visit 30 historic sites
St. Petersburg Museum of History
Entry to the Pier – St. Petersburg
Displays and exhibits depicting St. Petersburg's History
"Images of the Past meet the Photography of the Future”
"Midtown Through our Eyes,” an annual photography project
Also home to the 1914 Benoist airboat - an exact replica of the World’s First Commercial Airliner.
Perfect for private functions, dinners, receptions and weddings!
Beautiful setting overlooking the Vinoy Basin, in Downtown St. Petersburg.
www.spmoh.org - 727-894-1052
The Historic Pier
...Is an inverted pyramid, located in downtown St.Petersburg that houses many shops, restaurants, galleries, fishing, live music, The Columbia Restaurant, Captain Al’s, Cha Cha Coconuts, and private banquet facilities. An aquarium on the second floor allows you to study hundreds of native and tropical fish, sharks and invertebrates up close, and will host a dinner or reception. Whimsical Wheels Surrey Bike Rentals available.
Music every weekend as well as kids activities.
The Finn Gallery
Featuring the art of P. Buckley Moss
1001 4th Street, North – St. Petersburg
This is one of the country's best-known artists. Her collection includes oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, etchings, serigraphs, lithographs, and porcelain plates as well as jewelry.
Florida Craftsmen Gallery
501 Central Avenue – St. Petersburg (727-821-7391)
Fine contemporary craft exhibitions and gallery representing 150 of Florida's finest artists; clay, wood, metal, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media. Priced for gift giving and collecting.
Current Exhibit: "The Artful Table: A Passion for Florida, Crafts and Cuisine” – February 19 through May 29, 2010
Great Explorations: The Hands-On Museum
1925 – 4th Street, St. Petersburg (727-821-8992)
A place for people of all ages to stretch their mental muscles, test their wits, and fire-up their imaginations. A children’s museum and, after closing, a perfect off-site venue. Outside catering available.
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd. (727-298-3322)
Current & Upcoming Exhibits:
"Perfectly Imperfect” – May 14 through June 27, 2010
"The Metaphoric Object” – May 14 through June 27, 2010
"Caroline Cleere” – July 16 through August 14, 2010
"Art of the Side Show” – September 10 through October 17, 2010
"Only In America” – September 10 through October 17, 2010
"Believe It or Not” - September 10 through December 23, 2010
Located in the historic town of Dunedin; open every day, enjoy exhibitions, the gift shop and a unique children's’ learn and play area.
Reception area available