Join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Coalition of Committed Benin Organizations for the opening of the Benin Kingdom Gallery and celebrate the arts and culture of the Edo community. Enjoy an evening of dance performances, art, gallery activities, food, and more. All events are free!

  

Special Events

Welcome and Remarks | 6:15 pm, Carol Vance Wall Rotunda, Level 1

Dance Performances: Ugho Dance | 6:30 pm, Carol Vance Wall Rotunda, Level 1; 7:30 and 8:30 pm, Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168

Blind or Low Vision Art-Making Activity: Pendants | 6–9 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, 160

Assistive Listening System Spotlight Talks | 7, 7:30, and 8 pm, Meet in Benin Kingdom Gallery, 172

Drawing in the Galleries | 6–9 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard

How It’s Made | 6:30–8:30 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, 159

Art Connections | 10 am–4:45 pm, Sharf Visitor Center

A Guide to Family Fun at the MFA | 10 am–4:45 pm, Sharf Visitor Center

  

MFA Guide

MFA GuideSign Language InterpretationBlind or Low VisionAssistive Listening SystemAudio Description

Take a tour and explore! Rent a mobile MFA Guide for a deeper look into the art you love. Go behind the scenes with video, audio, and commentary from experts and artists. 

Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center | Members $5; nonmembers $6; kids 17 and under $4 | Free for visitors who are Deaf or blind
MFA Guide is made possible through the generous support of the John W. Henry Foundation.

  

Additional Information

Access: The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For more information, visit /access, e-mail access@mfa.org, call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY).

Parking: Please visit Getting Here for more information.

Dining: Taste Café and Wine Bar will be open until 9 pm in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 1. Stop by to purchase an assortment of Nigerian-inspired menu items. Learn more about the dining options available at the MFA. 

Tickets: Tickets are required for free admission, available at all ticket desks.

  

Wheelchair Accessibility All programs are wheelchair accessible.
Assistive Listening System Assistive listening devices are available in Remis Auditorium or at the Sharf Visitor Center.
Sign Language Interpretation ASL interpretation
Blind or Low Vision Accessible to visitors who are blind or have low vision
Audio Description Audio description


In This Series

Special Event

Art-Making Activity: Pendants
September 25, 2013
6:00 pm9:00 pm

Sketch in the Benin Kingdom Gallery, then turn your drawing into a pendant

Gallery Activities and Tours

Drawing in the Galleries
September 25, 2013
6:00 pm9:00 pm

Get drawing tips and ideas from an artist as you sketch from objects in the

Special Event

Welcome and Remarks
September 25, 2013
6:15 pm6:30 pm

Join us to begin the Celebration of Benin Kingdom Arts and Culture

Special Event

How It's Made
September 25, 2013
6:30 pm8:30 pm

Learn about the ancient technique of bronze casting and how it is conserved

Special Event

Dance Performances: Ugho Dance
September 25, 2013
6:30 pm7:00 pm

Delight in the traditions of Edo dancing, drumming, and singing!

Special Event

Dance Performances: Ugho Dance
September 25, 2013
7:30 pm8:00 pm

Delight in the traditions of Edo dancing, drumming, and singing!

Special Event

Dance Performances: Ugho Dance
September 25, 2013
8:30 pm9:00 pm

Delight in the traditions of Edo dancing, drumming, and singing!