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MFA Open House

MFA Memorial Day Open House (Free Admission) 10 am–4:45 pm


Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for an activity-filled day your whole family will enjoy. Dance, sing, listen, and create. Experience a kaleidoscope of Latin American culture and more!

Visiten el Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, para disfrutar de una jornada repleta de actividades con toda la familia. ¡Bailen, canten, escuchen y crean arte. Experimenten un calidoscopio de cultura latinoamericana en todo el MFA!

Visite o Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, para ter um dia repleto de atividades que você e toda a sua família irão adorar. Dancem, cantem, escutem e criem arte. Experienciem um caleidoscópio de cultura Latino-Americana em todo o MFA!

Music and Dance

Dance Workshops: Extreme Dancesport | 11 am–Noon and 3:30–4 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard

Riobamba | Noon–1 pm and 2:30–3:30 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard

Edwin Pabon y Su Orquesta | 1–2:30 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard

US Coast Guard Band Performance | 2-2:45 pm | Huntington Avenue Entrance (Rain location: Remis Auditorium)

Performance Art

Egocentrismo funerario (Funerary Egocentrism), 1990/2014 | 10 am–1 pm | Foster Gallery, 158

Now, Speak!, 2011–ongoing | 10 am–4:45 pm | Huntington Avenue Entrance

Canción para Banda Militar (Song for a Military Band), 2014 | 3-3:45 pm | Huntington Avenue Entrance (Rain location: Remis Auditorium)

Technicolor Films

Mary Poppins  (1964, 139 min.) | 11 am | Alfond Auditorium

The Wizard of Oz  (1939, 102 min.) | 2 pm | Alfond Auditorium

Family Art-Making Activities

Basket Making |10 am–4 pm | Gallery LG34

Spinning Tops | 10 am–4 pm | Druker Family Pavilion, 159

Drawing in Texture | 10 am–4 pm | Gallery 231

Additional family resources are available at the Sharf Visitor Center, including Art Connections Cards in English and Spanish; MFA Guide Kid’s Tour; and Passport to the Americas.


Family Tours | Every 15 minutes from 10:30–11:45 am | meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Discovering Latin American Art: Ancient to Modern | 11:30 am, Noon, 12:30*, 1, 1:30*, and 2 pm (*ASL Interpretation at 12:30 and 1:30 pm) | meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Highlights of the Museum Collections | English 1 and 3 pm*, Portuguese 1:30 pm, Spanish 2 pm (*ASL Interpretation at 3 pm) | meet at Sharf Visitor Center

MFA Guide

Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and the Gund Gallery (LG31). Rent a mobile MFA Guide for a deeper understanding of quilts and color theory, as exhibition curators and experts lead you through the kaleidoscope of "Quilts and Color."

Additional Information

Access: The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit, email [masked], or call[masked] or[masked] (TTY). Wheelchairs and walkers are available at all entrances, first come, first served.

Groups: We do not allow group visits during Open House days given the large number of participants. We hope groups may opt to visit on another day to fully enjoy all the MFA has to offer. For more information, please follow these links: Adult and University Groups; School and Youth Groups; Nonprofit Agencies and Community Organizations.

Tickets: Tickets are required for free admission, available at all ticket desks.

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  • Steve Gluck § (.

    Reminder: CMF Meet-Ups are member-driven, so if you would like to meet up with other members, it is up to you, as a member, to post your plans on the event message board (Here!). I am not able to attend every event, so if no one posts plans, then no one meets up. - Steve

    May 26, 2014

  • Al D.

    What time is the event? The museum isn't open at 7 PM.

    May 25, 2014

    • Steve Gluck § (.

      My mistake. It opens at 10am. Corrected above. Thanks for pointing out. - S.

      May 26, 2014

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