The weather may be cooling down, but our fall lineup of Lectures and Courses is heating up. Celebrate the life and art of Vincent van Gogh. See how art flourished during the Dutch Golden Age. Hear the story of modern and contemporary painting. Explore the wonder, beauty, and spirit of contemporary craft.

Looking Together discussions offer two- and four-session seminars. Afternoon and evening Remix programs offer a harvest of social opportunities. The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures return in October. Attend an author event with other devoted readers for lively discussions.

From the Buddhist art of Myanmar, to collecting personal snapshots, to the music and life of Patty Larkin, it’s an autumn to remember at the MFA.


Information for Members

Join or renew today. Your individual membership must be active on the date of a program in order to purchase discounted member tickets to it. Ticket limit is determined by your membership level.


The Dutch Golden Age, Wednesday afternoons Oct 7–Dec 16

Painting Beyond Pollock, Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings, Oct 27–Dec 3

The Path to Contemporary Craft, Tuesday mornings Dec 1–15

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

Dec 16 - Terrance Hayes: Race, Gender, Family, and Poetry

Dec 17 - Terrance Hayes: Race, Gender, Family, and Poetry

Mar 9 - Lorna Simpson

Apr 20 - Eve Ensler: Life and Work

May 25 - Art Spiegelman: Forbidden Images

May 26 - Art Spiegelman: Forbidden Images

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Dec 2 - Pathways to Nirvana: The Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Dec 6 - Made in the Americas

Dec 13 - Music of the Dutch Golden Age: Commerce, Class, and Codas

Jan 13 - The Making of Class Distinctions

Looking Together

Two Sessions

SOLD OUT Seeing Contemporary Art

“Made in the Americas” - Morning Session

CANCELLED “Made in the Americas” - Evening Session

Four Sessions

Intro to the MFA

SOLD OUT Europe in the 17th Century

SOLD OUT Hokusai’s Legacy with Martha Wright

SOLD OUT “Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer” - Evening Session

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Dec 4 - Snapshots: In the Gallery and in the Artist’s Hands

Dec 4 - Brindisi! Italian and French Drinking Songs

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Author Events at the MFA

Dec 11 - Crafted: Objects in Flux

Dec 12 - Design for Eternity

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