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Galleries & Museums: March 12-18

Editor's note: Exhibit listings are published on a rotating basis as space allows.

MANATEE

Anna Maria Island Historical Complex: 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria

The Anna Maria Historical Museum, built in 1920 as an icehouse, features displays of life on a barrier island from 1890 to 1950. Visit the famous old island jail, "no doors, no windows, no roof, no bars" and tour Belle Haven Cottage, a beautifully restored 1920 cracker house filled with period antiques and furnishings. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through April. Admission is free. Information: 941-778-0492 or amihs.org.

A Room with a Hue: 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Island

Studio and shop owner AnnMarie Nicholas exhibits her art in the form of hand-painted vintage windows, hand-painted furniture, murals, faux finishes, original art, coastal furniture, funky beach signs, gifts and accessories. Custom painting and color consultation available. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Information: 941-778-1222.

Artbycmac Gallery: 7506 17th Ave. W.

The gallery will host an open house every first weekend during the Village art walk. The gallery offers acrylic and watercolor painting classes in both English and Spanish, Classes are $8 and are limited to three or four students. Information: 941-727-5183.

ArtCenter Manatee: 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton

National Water Color Society's International Water Media exhibit and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society's "Open Aqueous Show," through March 20. "Transformations," March 24-April 24. Student Show, open exhibit for ArtCenter Manatee students, March 24-April 24. Admission: $5. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Information: 941-746-2862 or artcentermanatee.org.

Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island: 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach

An artists reception for March featured artist, Cheryl Jorgensen, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 13. The Guild's art classes and workshops are offered November-April at Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.-Saturdays, closed Sundays. Information: 941-778-6694.

Arts Council of Manatee County Gallery (Manatee County Cultural Alliance): 926 12th St. W., Bradenton

Fine art wood turnings by Major P. Gladden, through March 28. Gift gallery features affordable art by local artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-746-2223 or manateearts.org.

Baobab Tree Gallery: 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton

The gallery features spoon head box assemblages by local artist Cheryl Kinderknecht, Gordon Turner's latest works "Mystical Aquariums, and a new show of sculptural works by local artist Susan Swanson and Dyana Sykes. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. First Friday art walk and by appointment. Information: 941-447-3795.

Bits & Pieces: 1303 13th Ave W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Discover this unusual gift shop with handmade quilts, original art and almost-antiques. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, during art walks and by appointment. Information: 941-744-2487 or 941-932-5869.

Clay in the Garden Studio: 1011 12th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Original whimsical sculptures created by Jo-Ellen Gorris overflow from the studio into the garden and provide a habitat for the village geckos. Sculpture demonstrations ongoing during art walks and Saturdays, other times by chance or appointment. Information: 941-747-6405.

Cross Stitch Magic: 1222 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Many works of fine art by masters such as Van Gogh and Monet are recreated in stunning counted cross stitch displays throughout the gallery. They are the work of resident stitcher Glenda Tietjen. Smaller pieces are also on display. Supplies are available here to make your own masterpiece. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and during art walks. Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-746-4163.

The Dancing Crane Gallery: 1019 10th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Featured in Gallery 3 is Michelle McCoy, mixed media artist, with her exciting and vibrant exhibition "Mix and Match." Gallery group artists are also exhibiting. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, First Friday receptions 6-9:30 p.m. and by appointment. Information: 941-744-1333. www.dancing-crane.com.

Divine Excess Folk Art Gallery and Other Needful

Things: 1125 12th. St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

"Just Folks," major new works by Missionary Mary Proctor, Mr. Eddie, RhondaK, and Rev. Hugo Porcoro, plus 25 well known local and Gulf Coast artists in a colorful 1925 cottage in the heart of the Village of the Arts. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, First Friday Art walks and by special appointment. Information: 941-747-1320.

Family Heritage House: 60th Avenue and 26th Street West, Bradenton

"Kin Killin' Kin," featuring art work by James Pate, through March 18. The Family Heritage House Museum at State College of Florida is a gallery and resource center for the study of African-American achievements and celebrates the cultural diversity of our communities. The permanent collection includes an exhibition called "Timeline: A Walk Through History," a diorama of old Central Avenue that is now Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue; antiques; photographs; literature; and a research center on the Underground Railroad. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Information: 941-752-5319 or scf.edu.

Fine Art Gallery at State College of Florida, Manatee Sarasota: 5840 26th W., building 11 N., Bradenton

The gallery is closed March through March 13 for Spring Break. Information: 941-752-5225.

Florida Maritime Museum: 4415 119th St. W., Cortez

"Stories of the Sea," featuring tapestries by 13 talented weavers from across the US and by the late local master weaver Robert "Bob" Sailors, through April 25. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-708-6121 or floridamaritimemuseum.org.

Hearts Desire: 1221 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Furniture by local artist Pamela Marwede, Woven purses by Nancy Faris and jewelry designs by owner Vicki Rollo. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 6-9:30 p.m. First Friday Art walks. Information: 941-302-1069 or visit heartsdesirefl.com.

Island Gallery West: 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach

A public reception for the exhibit "Inspired by Nature," featuring paintings by March featured artist Marti Salerni, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 13. Island Gallery West is a cooperative of 28 local artists and hosts public art receptions monthly and free weekly art demonstrations January-March. Art demonstration: Oil Painting with Patricia Sorg, March 14. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-778-6648 or visit islandgallerywest.com.

Joan Peters Studio/Gallery: 1210 11th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Joan Peters' Plein Air "Florida Landscapes" on display. Peters opened her gallery in 2001. An eclectic painter, she displays her colorful landscapes, local landmarks and subjects. Ongoing demonstrations and "meet the artist" events. Hours: First Friday and Saturday Art walks and by appointment. Information: 941-544-5344.

Left of Center Gallery: 1013 11th Ave. W., Bradenton

One of the oldest galleries in the Village is owned and operated by Kathy and Randy Blahna and features contemporary paintings by Randy Blahna, glass art by Patty, recycled glass wind chimes and many other unique items. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Art Walks, special events, and by appointment. Information: 941-518-3687.

Miracle's Fine Art Gallery at ComCenter Bradenton: Riverwalk Professional Park, 100 Third Ave. W.

The gallery has on exhibit 12 large outdoor sculptures by Ed Miracle, Wes Wofford, Doug Hays and Victor Garcia, and inside oil paintings, murals, sketches and more sculptures by Miracle. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Information: 941-761-8676 or miraclesart.com.

Palmetto Art Center: 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto

Hours: noon-2 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment, closed Wednesdays and Dec. 25-26. Information: 941-518-2109.

Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum: 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto

"Women of North River," featuring paintings, silkscreen, relief prints and photography by Manatee County women who live north of the Manatee River, including Pauline Boston, Veenie Goodson, Michele Jurgensen, Linda Kubecka, Wendy Marble, Jerri Phillips, and Sarah Polson, through April 3. Reservations for the reception is required. Information: 941-721-2034.

Picture This Gallery: 8615 Cortez Road, Bradenton

Original art by local artists Judy Dunn and Don Heckerman. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-798-9910.

Sally's Studio at 12th Street West Gallery: 1221 12th St. W., Bradenton

Impressionistic, acrylic paintings by Sally Anderson Cosgrove. The artist exhibits her work, paints and gives demonstrations daily. Lessons are available Tuesdays-Thursdays. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Information: 941-993-3281.

Sandra French/Stained Glass Artist Artisan Gift Shop: 1102 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton

Original art by local artists, including Karen Pauline, Sandra French and Jeanne Garrison. Demonstrations daily. Art work includes stained glass, watercolors, jewelry, pottery and mosaic. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-747-9561.

South Florida Museum: 201 10th St. W., Bradenton

"Ocean Soul," a National Geographic Traveling Exhibition featuring underwater photography by Brian Skerry, through June 7. General admission: $19 adults, $17 senior ages 65 and over, $14 children ages 4-12, children ages 2 and younger are admitted free accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 941-746-4131, ext. 13, or southfloridamuseum.org.

Still Life in G Gallery: 1014 12th St. W., Bradenton

Hours: First Friday of the month Artwalks and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-782-4320 or 941-932-1336.

The Once Over Twice: 1015 12th St. W., Bradenton

The gallery features a wide variety of functional and sculptural objects made from handpicked upcycled and repurposed materials. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday and during First Friday events. Information: 941-254-7853.

The Studio at Gulf and Pine: 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria

The studio is a salon in which artists and art aficionados can interact. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-778-1906.

The Treasure Chest: 12518 44th Ave. W., Cortez

The gallery features artworks from traditional painting, photography, jewelry, sculptors and hand-painted furniture from shabby chic to custom hand-painted pieces by local artists Brandon Scott, Janet Flowers, Creations by Chris!, Jessica Marchuck, Ron Romonchuk, Iris Kreuger, Cyndi Hooley, Josh Rubadou, Julie Ditmarsen, Mary McClung, Doniele Disney-Humphrey, and Damien Humphrey. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. Information: 813-475-8809.

LONGBOAT KEY

Longboat Key Center for the Arts: 6860 Longboat Drive S.

Juried Community Show, open to all artists in the area, through April 1. Concert: Motown Magic, 2-4 p.m. March 14. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays June-August. Information: 941-383-2345

SARASOTA

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Gallery: 1288 N. Palm Ave.

Works by Craig Rubadoux, through April 25. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 6-8 p.m. during First Friday Art walk; or by appointment. Information 941-366-2454 or allyngallup.com.

Art Center Sarasota: 707 N. Tamiami Trail

An opening reception for the exhibits "Ex-Patria," "Banks + Banks," and "At the Heart of It," will be 5-7 p.m. March 19. The exhibits will be on display March 19-April 24. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Information: 941-365-2032.

Art Uptown: 1367 Main Street

"Artful Chains Unbound: a creative exploration and discovery of the chain in jewelry art," featuring fine art jewelry by Lisa Flam Corin, through March 27. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and special evening hours 6-10 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-955-5409.

Artists on the Court: 1943 Morrill St.

An art gallery, artist studio and art class complex with a focus on Sarasota artists. Children's classes are ongoing and adult art classes will begin in the fall. Summer hours: noon-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-706-4805.

Ashby Art and Antiques, 1920 Adams Lane

Paintings by Francesco Agresti. The gallery features paintings, prints, jewelry, antiques and decor. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 6-10 p.m. third Friday Art Walks. Information: 941-954-4263.

Back Allie Art: 1938 Adams Lane, Suite 102, Towles Court

Back Allie Art features hooked and woven rugs, painted silk, jewelry and more. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-10 p.m. during gallery walks. Information: 941-365-4222.

BAS studio/gallery: 537 S. Pineapple Ave., Suite 203, Towles Court

Beverly A. Smith's studio features abstract art. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Information: 955-4390 or beverlyasmith.com.

Black Bird Home Gallery: 1540 Main St.

The gallery displays and sells pieces of furniture and art combining the glamour of Los Angeles and the coastal living of Sarasota. Fine jewelry pieces by Cresta Bledsoe. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Monday by appointment. Information: 941-366-0941.

The Celery Barn: 266 S. Links Ave.

Basha Maryanska exhibits her art and teaches a variety of workshops 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Information: 518-965-1524 or 518-504-0792 or visit bashamaryanska.com.

Clair Mitchell Gallery: Towles Court, 1920A Adams Lane

Each month, a variety of artists will offer demonstrations, workshops, lectures, films and lessons. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and during Friday Art Walks, every third weekend from 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-328-9133 or towlesourt.com.

Colleen Cassidy Art School and Gallery: 312 N. Osprey Ave.

The gallery exhibits art work by gallery members Leona Lanseigne, Tony Parrilla, Diane Walsh, Reko Salt, Leda Palermo, Connie Christensen, and offer watercolor demonstrations. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and during every fourth Friday art walk 5-9 p.m.. Information; 941-924-1200 or colleencassidy.com.

Custom Frames and Displays of Art Gallery: 7910 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 105

Featuring the works of Janet Mishner, Herb Morgan, John Slawik and potter Scott Gregory, plus those of international artists Janusz Blachowicz and Val Andre. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Mondays by appointment. Information: 941-232-1461.

Dabbert Gallery: 76 S. Palm Ave.

"Castles in the Air," featuring works by Barbara Krupp and "The Memory Keepers," featuring artwork by Allan Teger, through March 30. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and until 9 p.m. during the First Friday Gallery Walks. Information: 941-955-1315 or dabbertgallery.com.

Design Impressions Gallery: 33 S. Palm Ave.

Studio owners Werner and Carol Meier host an ongoing display and sale of work by local artist Gay Germain, whose media include fine antique reproduction, accessories, lighting, interior design and paintings. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Information: 941-373-9660 or designimpressionsgallery.com.

Edfish Gallery: 3333 N. Tamiami Trail

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and by appointment. Information: 941-586-1706

Elizabeth Van Riper Studio: 3921 Red Rock Way

The studio features fine art for every day, including signed decoupage tableware, coasters, greeting cards and silk scarves, and artisan bracelets and necklaces. Information: 941-954-1962.

Gallery 53: 53 S. Palm Ave.

Miniatures by international artist Iris Baranski-Daniels are on display. More than 40 artists and their eclectic mix of art are displayed in the gallery year round. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-650-8223 or 941-365-4442.

Hastings on the Court: 416 Burns Court

Hastings on the Court is proud to introduce artists new to the area, Thomas Frontini and Hilary Wallis. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-993-7612 or thehastingscollection.com.

Jack Dowd Gallery: 1269 First St.

This museum presents the work of sculptor and painter Jack Dowd. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Information: 941-922-4140.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Road

"Expressive Bodies: Works from the Ringling Permanent Collection," featuring photographs, rake books, and works on paper, on display through March 22. "De Vos Banners," is an exhibit of circus banners, created by the late legendary scene designer Frans De Vos, used on facades, arcades or hallways to promote the circus show and the star performers, on display through March 29. The Howard Bros. Circus, the largest miniature circus in the world, is on permanent display in the Tibbals Learning Center. Twentieth century abstract art in the Searing Wing and "From the Vaults: John Ringling's Asian and Cypriot Art," are on permanent display. General admission includes the Ringling Museum of Art, Ca d'Zan Mansion, the Circus Museum, the Rose Garden and grounds: $25 adults, $20 seniors 65 and older and U.S. military with ID, $5 children 6-17 and students with ID, $10 for Florida teachers. Local students with valid ID from The Florida State University, New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida, the University of South Florida and pre-booked student groups are free. Free for children 5 and younger and museum members. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Advance tickets: 941-358-3180. Information: 941-359-5700 or ringling.org.

The Little Art Gallery at Towles Court: 1911 Morrill St.

Contemporary fine art, sculpture and photography featuring works by Todd Warner, Monte Nagler, Mi Young Lee, Mouly, Fanch and Bellet. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and Sunday and Monday by appointment. Information: 941-957-0609.

Madonna Stella: 1900 Main St., Suite 105A

The gallery represents local artists Wendy Thurlow, Karen Johnson, Deborah Reed, Jan Friend-Davis, Donna B. Raymond, Liz Vercruysse, Jennie Sikora-Muehl, Madonna Stella, Yanira and Tricia Salzano. Classes in clay and studio space available. Information: 941-706-2119.

MillerBrady Fine Art Gallery: 614 Florida Ave.

Contemporary minimalist original paintings and glass fiber reinforced concrete framed works of art by Eric Miller and Jake Brady. Hours: by appointment only. Information: 941-232-1411.

Muse Galleria: 3801 McIntosh Road

The gallery showcases jewelry, clothing, accessories, fiber art, painting, collage and more by 50 regionally based artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-706-3328 or visit musegalleria.org.

Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery: Ringling College of Art and Design campus, Academic Center Building, 2362 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 941-309-1000.

S/ART/Q: The HuB, 1680 Fruitville Road

The sixth annual "Print Party" 5-11 p.m. March 21. One-of-a-kind art and art events by Sarasota collective of professional contemporary artists. Information: 941-330-4838 or sartq.com.

Scarlett's Feathers Gallery: 53A S. Palm Ave.

The gallery features one-of-a-kind fiber and wearable art, collage and paper art, mosaic, furniture, jewelry, rugs and more by regional artists and artisans. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Selby Gallery: Ringling College of Art and Design campus, a half-block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

Winter hours (Sept-April): Monday, Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-359-7563 or 941-351-5100, ringling.edu/selbygallery.

Selby Gardens Museum of Botany and the Arts: 900 S. Palm Ave.

Information: 941-366-5731 or selby.org.

Selby Room: 340 S. Tuttle Ave.

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10:30-4 p.m. Information: 941-366-1700

Sonnet Gallery: 1480 Main St.

Original paintings, glass sculptures and accessories are on display year-round. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. Information: 941-955-6443.

Stakenborg Fine Arts: 1545 Main St.

The gallery offers an enticing collection of prints, drawings and other media by renown artists spanning four centuries. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-487-8001 or stakenborgfineart.com.

State of the Arts Gallery: 1549 State St.

Gallery Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, November-May Information: 941-955-2787.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota: 3975 Fruitville Road

Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, and after services Sundays. Information: 941-371-4974.

Unity Gallery: Unity of Sarasota, 3023 Proctor Road, Sarasota

Information: 941-955-3301.

Victoria B. Cooley Studio/Gallery: 1920 Adams Lane

Original oils, watercolors and giclee prints. Floral, shell and still-life motifs as well as hand-painted items and miniature canvases are on display. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (or 10 p.m. during art walks) Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-374-1988.

ST. PETERSBURG

The Chihuly Collection: Morean Arts Center, 400 Beach Drive

A permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly featuring large-scale works that include the Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier and works from several of his popular series. They include Macchia, Niijma Floats, Persians and more. They create a unique visual experience. The collection includes a 30-seat theater, where guest can enjoy a video presentation, and a store with Chihuly merchandise. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Docent-led tours will be every half-hour on the quarter hour, so tickets will be timed for every 15 minutes. Admission is $15 adults, $13 seniors, $12 students and children older than age 5. For more information, call 727-896-4527.

Florida Holocaust Museum: 55 Fifth St. S.

The Florida Holocaust Museum houses the premier permanent exhibit, "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. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Admission: $16 adults, $14. Discounted admission is offered to students and to adult and student groups; and free for museum members. Information: 727-820-0100 and flhm2.org.

Museum of Fine Arts: 255 Beach Drive N.E.

"Art in Bloom 2015" March 13-16."Life's a Beach," photographs by Martin Parr, through April 26. "African American Life and Family" through May 3. "Monet to Matisse - On the French Coast," through May 31. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is "$5 after 5" Thursdays only. Admission: $17 adults, $15 seniors 65 and older, $10 students age 7 and older; free to museum members and children 6 and younger; group discounts available. Admission reduced to $10 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Groups of 10 or more adults pay only $12 per person and student groups (including college) of 10 or more pay $4 each. Reduced student and school group admission is courtesy of The Stuart Society, the museum's dedicated fund-raising auxiliary. Information: 727-896-2667 or visit fine-arts.org.

Salvador Dalí Museum: 1 Dali Blvd.

Leonardo da Vinci and Salvador Dali: "Minds, Machines and Masterpieces," featuring over 75 works, including reproductions of da Vinci books and paintings, original and reproduced Dali manuscripts, prints, paintings and sculpture, and the reimagined invented object both da Vinci and Dali proposed in advance of their times, through July 26. The world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist. Permanent art collections on display year-round. Admission: $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and U.S. military, police and firefighters, $15 for children ages 13-18 and students ages 18 and older with valid ID, $7 for children ages 6-12, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Admission for Thursdays after 5 p.m. is $10. Group and child rates are available. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 727-823-3767.

TAMPA

Tampa Bay History Center: 801 Old Water St., Tampa

Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Holiday hours: New Years Eve and Christmas Eve: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: $12.95 adults, $10.95 seniors ages 65 and older, youths ages 13-17 and students with ID, $7.95 children ages 4-12, children ages 3 and younger are admitted free. Information: 813-228-0097 or tampabayhistorycenter.org.

Tampa Museum of Art: 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

"Utility and Aesthetics in Ancient Art," on permanent display. The museum and Tampa law firm Hill Ward Henderson's new program, "Art on the House" enables visitors to enjoy the museum 4-8 p.m. Fridays for free. Museum hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $10 adults, $7.50 seniors, groups, military plus one guest, $5 students and free for children ages 6 and under. A "Pay what you will" structure is offered 4-8 p.m. Fridays. The Tampa Museum of Art participates in the Museums on Us program sponsored by Bank of America, which provides cardholders free access to some of the nation's finest museums. Information: 813-274-8130.

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