Made it on the last day of the Monet exhibition at the St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts this past Sunday. My favorite kind of art is Impressionism so it was a real treat to have this come to St. Pete of all places. The theme of the exhibition was artists’ interpretation of the French coastlines in the late 1800s, early 1900s. I was surprised to not see romanticized depictions of coastal life, but real everyday life activities, like women doing laundry on the beach or workers with wagons unloading cargo from ships. It just really transports you back in time, which is why I love museums!
The museum itself is on the small side (well compared to LACMA or The Met), but they have beautiful pieces and various nooks and crannies that transport you to a different time, like the sculpture gardens. I highly recommend to visit! Just watch out for parking. They offer like 10 free spaces, so you’ll probably have to do metered parking along the street which is monitored very strictly! The building is right across from the marina in downtown St. Pete, just feet away from nightlife, shopping, and restaurants (shout out to Ceviche).