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


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

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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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

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

Four Sessions


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



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Jun 30 — Characters from History and Beyond

Jul 17 — Art 101: Learning to Look

Jul 28 — Yoga en Plein Air with Sara DiVello and Animal Hospital

Aug 11 — Yoga en Plein Air with Sara DiVello and Rachel Barringer

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