Happy 10th Birthday to the Dalì’s “new” building!

It’s been 10 years!? On the one hand, I feel like St. Petersburg’s most celebrated museum opened its iconic building just yesterday, and on the other hand it’s become such a landmark that it feels like it’s been here forever. But no, it was back on Jan. 11, 2011 that a wacky parade led by […]

The amazing paintings of David Michael Bowers: “Realism with an Edge”

The Madeira Beach-based artist is known for his distinctively realistic portraiture.

The Ocean Alexander 36L at MarineMax.

Four spectacularly over-the-top gift ideas

Choose from a yacht, a mobile winery, the entire floor of a luxury hotel, and a portrait like no other.

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MFA Makeover: St. Pete's oldest art museum is now its newest

You know how, when you’ve been away from home for a long time, everything looks different when you return? That’s sort of the experience one has upon seeing the revamp of the Museum of Fine Arts’ original 1965 galleries. Except it’s not your eyes deceiving you; the galleries, which reopened to the general public on […]

Derrick Adams, "Floater 36," 2017, acrylic paint and collage on paper, from "Buoyant" at the MFA. Collection of Audrey & Jeffrey Spiegel.

The Museum of Fine Arts is feeling "Buoyant" — and for good reason

Many businesses in the Tampa Bay area slowly reopened over the summer, including most of our favorite museums – with one notable exception. The Museum of Fine Arts, the oldest museum in St. Petersburg and a main attraction on downtown’s Beach Drive, made the very difficult decision to remain closed throughout the summer months. “Much of our membership falls into higher-risk […]

A&E, Interrupted: Cancellations & Postponements from dRTBest Bets Spring 2020

dRTBest Bets, the list of recommended arts & entertainment events that appears in each print edition of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, was compiled for the Spring 2020 print edition before the wave of postponements and cancellations that occurred in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. In the list below, we provide updates about the events we […]

The Art Around Us: Public artworks now and in the future

Editor’s Note: This story is included in our Spring 2020 “Great Outdoors” issue, which went to press before the restrictions that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, you won’t be violating any health guidelines if you wander outside by yourself (or a safe distance from your companions) to see the beautiful public artworks Julie Garisto identifies […]

Weekend Wheels: There's a lot to love with Subaru's new Outback

To a multitude of loved-up, I-Heart, It’s Amore car buyers, love is, and always will be, a Subaru. That ground-breaking “Love. It’s What Makes a Subaru A Subaru” ad campaign that kicked off in 2008 was a game-changer for the quirky brand.  Those eight little words helped jump-start a 13-year run of consecutive, month-on-month sales […]

Scholars with Jane Bunker’s painting “Stargazer.”

Painter Jane Bunker's crusade to help African-American scholars continues — with a few changes

NOTE: A version of this story appears in the print and digital editions of the Spring 2020 issue of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, which went to press before the COVID-19 outbreak. The dates and other plans mentioned in that version of the story have since changed; the following contains updated information. Let’s see. What would […]

Kerryn Ellson, Kelly Nash, Tom Nash, Sandra Nesbit, Greg Willsey and Susan Murbach at Martinis + Matisse.

Martinis + Matisse 2020

On Saturday, January 18, Frank & Brenda Crum hosted the Clearwater Free Clinic’s Martinis + Matisse fundraiser. The event drew hundreds of art-loving patrons who enjoy an evening of tasty martinis, specialties from favorite local chefs, spectacular donated artwork and more to benefit the Clearwater Free Clinic’s programs serving low-income, uninsured families. Names in captions […]