The Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Florida, is small but impressive. I've visited it more or less regularly for years, and they present quality exhibitions in a professional environment. A 2006 expansion allows the museum to offer a cafe and respectable gift shop, in addition to their permanent collection and revolving exhibits. It's a fine way to spend an afternoon, especially if you include the nearby Dali Museum in your itinerary.
Gala opening of the Gateway Gallery and Emporium in the midst of Hurricane Hermine in New Port Richey, Florida. A great turnout and lots of art seen and sold, despite the rain and local flooding. The gallery is the culmination of many years of dreaming and scheming by the owner, Lauren Carr.