Artful Adventures Programs
Artful Adventures at the MFA
A customized introduction to the MFA and its collections for groups of children from early childhood, after school, nontraditional school settings, special needs programs, and summer camps. Participatory and interactive, programs at the MFA last an hour and a half and include a tour and an art-making activity.
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Customized 2 hour parties include a gallery tour, an art-making activity, a story, and time for everyone to eat. For children turning 4 years and older.
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Home School Programs
Specially designed home school programs for children between the ages of 3-15 years that meet on Fridays, September through June.
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Off-Site Programs & Festivals
Off-site programs last 1 hour and include a story, hand-on materials and pictures from the Museum's collections, and an art-making activity. Museum instructors can also provide drop-in art-making activities for children of all ages during a festival or event.
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Artful Healing offers theme-based art-making activities at area hospitals and healthcare centers for children, youth, teens, and their families in a group setting or at bedside in patients' rooms.
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Beyond the Spectrum
Beyond The Spectrum is a monthly program designed for children on the Autism Spectrum.
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Community Arts Initiative
The Community Arts Initiative works with after-school programs and community organizations to introduce young people to the Museum's collections and the art-making process.
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The Artist Project is a collaboration between an experienced artist, the Museum of Fine Arts, and ten after-school community organizations in the Boston area. The program is designed to engage children in the art-making process under the guidance of a lead artist.
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Current Project: Experiments in Animation
Call to Artists
Experienced artists are encouraged to apply for a lead artist position with the Community Arts Initiative's Artist Project. Drawing inspiration from the MFA’s collections, the selected artist designs and leads an art project with children between the ages of six and twelve. The final product is a collaborative work of art that reflects the voices and ideas of participating children and is exhibited in the Edward H. Linde Gallery in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA.
Teen Arts Council
The Teen Arts Council (TAC) is an apprenticeship program for a group of teenagers who work for the Museum in a variety of leadership and learning opportunities and serve as ambassadors promoting the MFA in the Greater Boston community.
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