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“Boston Loves Impressionism” opens on Valentine’s Day weekend with enchanting activities that would make Cupid swoon. If you voted for your favorite works, don’t forget to bring your voucher for free admission for two February 14 through 16—our thanks to you for helping us create the Museum’s first crowd-sourced exhibition. Invite your sweetheart or a friend to explore the works that made Boston fall in love with Impressionism, and then indulge in red velvet cupcakes or sip sparkling wine before finding the Museum’s most romantic hideaways.

Whether lonely-hearted or head over heels, visitors find plenty to love at the MFA this Valentine’s Day weekend. All programs are free with Museum admission except where otherwise noted.

All Weekend Long

“Boston Loves Impressionism”
Torf Gallery, 184
Find out which paintings are Boston’s favorites.

Sweet Snacks
Garden Cafeteria
Fri–Sun, 10 am–4 pm
Red velvet cupcakes available for purchase

New American Café
Fri, 10 am–8 pm; Sat and Sun, 10 am–4 pm
Red velvet cupcakes and sparkling wine available for purchase

Taste Café and Wine Bar
Fri, 10:30 am–9 pm; Sat and Sun, 10:30 am–4:30 pm
Red velvet cupcakes and sparkling wine available for purchase

Bravo Restaurant
Fri (lunch) 11:30 am–3 pm; Sat and Sun (brunch)
Sparkling wine available for purchase.
25% discount for members (Feb 1–Mar 31).

Special Events on Friday, February 14

Gallery Talk: Impressionism Comes to Boston
1 pm
Join curator Emily Beeny for an engaging look at “Boston Loves Impressionism.”

Gallery Talk: Love and Lovers at the MFA
6–7 pm
Join Henry Augustine Tate and discover works of art that celebrate the themes of love and romance in both painting and poetry.

Film: When Harry Met Sally
7–9 pm
The ultimate romcom for a winter’s night.

Gallery Talk: Broken Hearts
7–8 pm
From Greek coins, to medieval panels and Cubist masterpieces, join us as we tour the broken-hearted art of the MFA.

Valentine’s Dinner at Bravo SOLD OUT
Bravo, 5:30–8:30 pm
Special prix fixe dinner on Valentine’s Day ($55/per person)
Sparkling wine available for purchase
25% discount for members (Feb 1–Mar 31)
Free parking

Special Events on Saturday, February 15

Spotlight Talk: A Mania for Monet!
1, 2, and 3 pm
Dig deeper into a work of art with Ann Bible. Take fifteen minutes to look more closely and discover stories, techniques, and histories of fascinating objects in the Museum.

Music: Handel and Haydn Society: Vivaldi Concerti SOLD OUT
2 pm
$16 MFA members, seniors, and students; $20 Nonmembers

Special Events on Sunday, February 16

Spotlight Talk: Color and Light in Impressionism
1, 2, and 3 pm
Dig deeper into a work of art with knowledgeable MFA staff. Take fifteen minutes to look more closely and discover stories, techniques, and histories of fascinating objects in the Museum.

Lecture: A Collection of Collections: Impressionism at the MFA
2–3 pm
$10 MFA members, seniors, and students; $13 Nonmembers
Curator Emily Beeny leads a discussion of the exhibition “Boston Loves Impressionism,” and explores how our understanding of paintings by Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cézanne has changed with time.


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