Discover the stories behind the artwork with free talks offered throughout the month. Tap into expert knowledge with MFA curators and conservators every Sunday during Curated Conversations. Join MFA staff for monthly 30-minute Inside Stories and hear about favorite objects, discover behind-the-scenes stories and learn the inside scoop about the artwork in the MFA. Or, explore one object in depth with knowledgeable guides during regular pop-up 15-minute Spotlight Talks.

Free with Museum admission


Events

E.g., October 23, 2017

Spotlight Talk

A Foretaste of Disaster
October 28, 2017
1:00 pm1:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

A Foretaste of Disaster
October 28, 2017
2:00 pm2:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

A Foretaste of Disaster
October 28, 2017
3:00 pm3:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

John Singer Sargent's Black Atlas
October 29, 2017
1:00 pm1:15 pm

Curated Conversations

Painting in Wood: Marquetry and Parquetry on Furniture
October 29, 2017
2:00 pm3:00 pm

Spotlight Talk

John Singer Sargent's Black Atlas
October 29, 2017
2:00 pm2:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

John Singer Sargent's Black Atlas
October 29, 2017
3:00 pm3:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

Guardians’ Swords in Japanese Buddhist Painting
November 1, 2017
6:00 pm6:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

Guardians’ Swords in Japanese Buddhist Painting
November 1, 2017
6:30 pm6:45 pm

Spotlight Talk

Guardians’ Swords in Japanese Buddhist Painting
November 1, 2017
7:15 pm7:30 pm

Spotlight Talk

Twelfth-Night Feast: Making Merry
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm1:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

Twelfth-Night Feast: Making Merry
November 4, 2017
2:00 pm2:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

Twelfth-Night Feast: Making Merry
November 4, 2017
3:00 pm3:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

The Dignity of Work: Frida Kahlo's Dos Mujeres
November 5, 2017
1:00 pm1:15 pm

Curated Conversations

Monumental and Miniature: Conservation at the MFA
November 5, 2017
2:00 pm3:00 pm

Spotlight Talk

The Dignity of Work: Frida Kahlo's Dos Mujeres
November 5, 2017
2:00 pm2:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

The Dignity of Work: Frida Kahlo's Dos Mujeres
November 5, 2017
3:00 pm3:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

Copley’s Portraits: Inside the Royall Family
November 8, 2017
6:00 pm6:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

Copley’s Portraits: Inside the Royall Family
November 8, 2017
6:30 pm6:45 pm

Spotlight Talk

Copley’s Portraits: Inside the Royall Family
November 8, 2017
7:15 pm7:30 pm

Spotlight Talk

Porcelain Patriotism: The Society of the Cincinnati
November 11, 2017
1:00 pm1:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

Porcelain Patriotism: The Society of the Cincinnati
November 11, 2017
2:00 pm2:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

Porcelain Patriotism: The Society of the Cincinnati
November 11, 2017
3:00 pm3:15 pm

Spotlight Talk

An Ill-Advised Swim in the Harbor
November 12, 2017
1:00 pm1:15 pm

Curated Conversations

Showdown: Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada
November 12, 2017
2:00 pm3:00 pm

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