Monday, January 15, 2018

#ACYPLMacedonia in Florida-- Museum of Fine Arts, MFA St. Petersburg

I was honored to be the State Host of the delegation of Macedonian political leaders for the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) in December, organizing a 6-day visit in December. 

St. Petersburg is truly a "City of the Arts," so, we could not be in St. Petersburg for 6 days without seeing some of our art museums.  Before our meeting at the Supervisor of Elections Office, to learn more about how elections are run in Pinellas County, we had a brief tour at the Museum of Fine Arts.

We were welcomed by the Museum Director, Kristen Shepherd, who was an American Marshall Memorial Fellow and traveled to Skopje in 2010.

We had very limited time at the MFA, and our docent did a tremendous job singling an item out in each gallery to discuss. We could have listened to her all day. A brief -- but wonderfully rich -- visit.

For more about the MFA and its impressive collection, see
With Museum Director Kristen Shepherd, who traveled to Skopje as an American Marshall Fellow back in 2010



our first stop - a look at an ancient coin with the likeness of Alexander the Great



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