5 things to do under $5 in Tampa Bay: Movies in the sand, Imagine Museum price break

Posted July 10, 2019 Westfield malls host parties for kids, Scream fans can compete over trivia and local libraries present moon landing talks. This month, Pinellas County residents can take advantage of $5 admission at St. Petersburg’s Imagine Museum. 1. Imagine Museum: It’s Christmas in July for Pinellas County residents, because they can see the beautiful glass art in the Imagine Museum

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Florida’s growing glass art community gains international recognition

In 2004, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg housed a traveling exhibit called “Chihuly Across Florida: Masterworks in Glass.” The success of the five-month show, and the excitement it generated among locals, convinced officials at the Morean Arts Center that a permanent museum featuring Dale Chihuly’s work could thrive in St. Petersburg. Morean pursued the idea for years,

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Imagine Museum was selected for one of the 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards presented by the Tampa Bay Times in the category “Best Museum”. The 2019 Best of the Best People’s Choice Awards were created by the Tampa Bay Times. In the Tampa Bay region, more than 87,000 votes were cast to determine the leading businesses in

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Trish Duggan talks Imagine Museum past, present – and future

  An area on the Imagine Museum’s third floor displays some of Trish Duggan’s glass creations, and with original wood block prints that themselves began as glassworks. “Every print that you see in these rooms, there’s a piece of glass that matches,” she explains.  Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world,

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Imagine Museum opens new virtual reality exhibit

          ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Imagine Museum in St. Petersburg is opening a new virtual reality exhibit. In the “Imagined Realities” exhibit, guests will get to choose from five educational virtual reality programs. There is Google Tilt Brush, Google Earth VR, The Body VR, Apollo 11 VR and Overview VR. You can even create 3-D

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Out of the sand: Marlene Rose is unique among glass artists

In the 1980s, says Marlene Rose, artists were just starting to experiment with glass “in ways outside of a utilitarian, functional, craft-based material.” She was intrigued. “And when I learned the sand casting technique, it just clicked. It was just a fit.”  While she was at art school in New Orleans, Marlene Rose learned how to blow glass, and how

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5 pm