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Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg

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The Morean Arts Center (formerly known as The Arts Center) in St. Petersburg, Florida displays works by local, national and international artists. Past displays have included artists' works by Jasper Johns, Duncan McClellan, Allison Massari, Peter Max, Babs Reingold and Jun Kaneko. Art classes are also offered. The Morean Arts Center is located at 719 Central Avenue, with two additional exhibits in St. Petersburg: the Chihuly Collection, located at 720 Central Avenue, and the Morean Center for Clay, located at 420 22nd Street South.
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  • We could have spent money at the museum across the street, but IMHO one Chihuly is as good as the next, because he doesn't seem to push the artistic envelope. The Morean, on the other hand, is free...  more »
  • What a wonderful exhibit of Chihuly's work. There is also a film, where he describes his concepts and you can watch his blowers at work. We try to see his work wherever we are and this collection...  more »
  • If you are spending at least 2 days in St. Petersburg, I highly recommend that you: tour the Chihuly Collection on Central Ave. The ticket also gives you an entrance to watch a glass blowing demonstration at Morean Arts Center located across the street. While waiting for the demonstration to begin, you can view local Artists displaying their creations inside the Art Center. Walk around the exterior of the building to enter the Glass Studio to get to the demonstration. Enter through the Sales Shop where you can purchase glass objects hand blown by a variety of Glass Blowing Artists. The Blowing demonstration is pretty awesome to watch if you've never seen glass being blown and transformed into an object. The demo lasts about 1 hour. However, to increase your exposure to Glass Blowing, book a personal one on one Glass Blowing Class! I added Glass Blowing to my bucket list and took a Class. Don't worry if you have no experience, I did not. The instructor will guide you through the entire process. I created a green and blue swirl sculpture. The Class is about 30 minutes. The reason for the 2 day visit, your creation needs time to cool down for at least 24 hours. They can ship it to you if your visit is less than 1 day in St. Pete.
  • This art center has an amazing collection of art that is vibrant, impressive and interactive. Admission is free and staff is very nice. They even have a cafe on-site!

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