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Free Boston Museum of Fine Arts Entry for Memorial Day Community Weekend

I can't go, but others can go an enjoy this and try to meet  others from the group if anyone wants to be a guest host for this?


Join Us for Memorial Day Community Weekend

We’re opening our doors for three free days of art and family fun to celebrate “Boston I Love.” Spend a day—or the long weekend—with us, see three paintings on loan from The Met, as well as “To Boston With Love,” miniature quilts with messages of love and peace to our city from around the world. Lend your creativity to our community collage, enjoy dining and shopping discounts, and show you’re “Boston Strong” by contributing to The One Fund Boston.

10 am–4:45 pm Free all three days.

Join us for the MFA's Memorial Day Community Weekend to celebrate "Boston I Love." The MFA opens its doors—free of charge—to visitors from Boston and beyond for three days, May 25 to 27. Enjoy special exhibitions—including three paintings on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art—art making, gallery tours, family activities, and a community art project. All on-site contributions this weekend will be donated to The One Fund Boston. 

A 10 percent discount on all items, with a few exclusions, will be offered at the MFA Bookstore and Shop, Huntington Avenue Shop, and Exhibition Shop, as well as online. See details and shop online.

 Daily, Saturday through Monday

“To Boston With Love,” Shapiro Family Courtyard
Visit “To Boston With Love,” an installation of hundreds of hand-sewn quilt squares with messages of love and peace sent from the around the world. 

"Homer, Leighton, Manet: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," Gallery 234 
View three special paintings lent by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of the people of Boston.

Community Art-Making Activity: Boston, I Love, 11 am–3 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
Be inspired to create your message of hope, community, and love to contribute to our collaborative project.
Blind or Low Vision

MFA Guide 
Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and entrance to Gund Gallery, LG31.
Nonmembers $6; members $5; kids 17 and under $4. Free for visitors who are deaf or blind.
MFA Guide is made possible through the generous support of the John W. Henry Family Foundation.
MFA Guide Sign Language Interpretation Assistive Listening System Audio Description

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Samurai Saturday, various locations

Gallery Talk: Egypt-o-Mania!, Noon–1 pm, Sharf Visitor Center

Spotlight Talks—The Exquisitely Cracked Ceramics of Steven Lee, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm, Foster Gallery, 158

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Family Art Cart, 10 am–4 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard

Artist Toolbox Cart: Painting, 11 am–4 pm, Gallery 255

Musical Instrument Spotlight Talks—Sounds of Dionysus’s Triumph, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm, Gallery 213

Monday, May 27, 2013 Special Event

Beyond the Sound Check, 2 pm, Remis Auditorium
Assistive Listening System

Art-Making Activities

Carp Streamers, 10 am–4 pm, Huntington Avenue Entrance
Blind or Low Vision


Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Assistive Listening System
Family Tours, every 15 minutes from 10:30–11:45 am
Introduction to Museum Collections 1 pm and 3 pm
Spanish Language 2 pm
American Sign Language (no spoken English) 12:30 pm
MFA Guide Sign Language Interpretation



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  • A former member
    A former member

    not sure why this was scheduled for right when MFA opens

    May 25, 2013

  • Erin H.

    I actually can't get there until about noon due to a morning commitment.

    May 21, 2013

  • laura

    and one guest : )

    May 21, 2013

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