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!
Welcome and Remarks | 6:15 pm, Carol Vance Wall Rotunda, Level 1
Art-Making Activity: Pendants | 6–9 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, 160
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
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.
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.
All programs are wheelchair accessible.
Assistive listening devices are available in Remis Auditorium or at the Sharf Visitor Center.
Accessible to visitors who are blind or have low vision
Art-Making Activity: PendantsSeptember 25, 2013
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sketch in the Benin Kingdom Gallery, then turn your drawing into a pendant
Gallery Activities and Tours
Drawing in the GalleriesSeptember 25, 2013
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Get drawing tips and ideas from an artist as you sketch from objects in the
How It's MadeSeptember 25, 2013
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the ancient technique of bronze casting and how it is conserved
Dance Performances: Ugho DanceSeptember 25, 2013
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Delight in the traditions of Edo dancing, drumming, and singing!