Spend your summer at the MFA! Be swept up in sea breezes when you take a course on Cape Cod, or unleash your inner theatre geek in our course on Shakespeare—complete with a free performance under the stars. Attend a lecture to hear from Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, see what’s new in our Chinese Song Dynasty Gallery, 274, or discover what the future holds in the world of fashion. Join other avid readers for the MFA’s Author Events, and discuss topics ranging from lobster shacks to glass houses.

Don’t have the time for a lecture or course? Try our short-run options: Looking Together offers two- and four-session seminars, and Remix provides inspiration in one evening.

Only your imagination limits what can happen this summer, so enrich your mind and senses at the MFA!


Information for Members

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Apr 5–May 5 — Mary Cassatt

May 24–Jun 7 — London: Past, Present, and Future

Mar 2–May 11 — The City: From Palmyra to Mumbai to Boston


Jul 5–19 — Cape Cod: Art, Poetry, and Architecture

Jul 26–Aug 9 — Shakespeare


Evenings with Creative Minds, The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures

May 25 — Art Spiegelman: Forbidden Images

May 26 — Art Spiegelman: Forbidden Images

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Author Events at the MFA


May 19 — Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity


June 23 — New England Seafood Markets and Lobster Shacks: A Road Trip

July 20 — The Philip Johnson Glass House: An Architect in the Garden

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May 11 — Post-Human Urban Living and Creativity

May 18 — David Adjaye: Heterogeneous Architecture


May 22 — The Construction of Humane Environment

June 1 — Picasso, Twice

June 8 — Technology + Fashion: Projects for Tomorrow and Today

August 11 — Chinese Art at the MFA, 960–1279: Discoveries and Transformations


Looking Together

Two Sessions


May 9 and 16 — Fashion Focus

May 11 and 18 — “Megacities Asia” with curators Al Miner and Laura Weinstein (Morning Session)

May 12 and 19 — “Megacities Asia” with curators Al Miner and Laura Weinstein (Evening Session)

May 13 and 20 — Pairing Picasso with curator Katie Hanson


Jun 1 and 8 — Picasso at a Glance

Jun 2 and 9 — North American Landscapes

Jun 21 and 28 — “Megacities Asia” with Martha Wright

Jul 12 and 19 — Masterpieces at the MFA with John Hermanson

Three Sessions

May 5–19 — “#techstyle” with curators Michelle Finamore, Pamela Parmal, and Lauren Whitley

Four Sessions


Apr 9–May 7 — Cityscape: Conversations about the Rise of Cities with Martha Wright

Apr 29–May 20 — MFA Masterpieces

SOLD OUT Apr 5–May 3, except Apr 19 — Cassatt and Her Contemporaries

SOLD OUT Apr 12–May 3 — The Shocking New of 20th-Century Art with Nancy Ketterer (April Session)

SOLD OUT May 10–31 — The Shock of the Really New with Nancy Ketterer

SOLD OUT Jun 7–28 — The Shocking New of 20th-Century Art with Nancy Ketterer (June Session)


Jun 9–30 — Contemporary Art: In Relation


Six Sessions

Mar 24–May 5, except Apr 21 — Caravans, Caves, and Cosmopolitanism on the Ancient Silk Road with Martha Wright


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May 12 — #techstyle

May 20 — Asian Megacities: Street Food


Jun 30 — Characters from History and Beyond

Jul 17 — Art 101: Learning to Look

Jul 28 — Yoga en Plein Air

Aug 11 — Yoga en Plein Air

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