Celebrate Diwali with an evening at the MFA. Learn how this Festival of Lights is enjoyed by many cultures and religions around the world. Join a presentation led by Yogendra Jain of the Jain Center of Greater Boston; hear a Spotlight Talk in the exhibition “Pure Souls: The Jain Path to Perfection,” and watch a dance performance. 

All special events are FREE.

6–9:45 pm
Free admission for all

Special Events

Dance Performances | 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30 pm, Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168 
Drawing in the Galleries | 6-9 pm, Gallery 176  
Family Art-Making: Rangoli Designs
 | 6-9 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
Spotlight Talks | 6, 6:30, and 7:15 pm, Gallery 178 
Presentation: Diwali around the World | 7:30–8 pm, Riley Seminar Room 

MFA Guide

Get insights from curators, conservators, and artists on exhibitions and artwork through images, audio, and video. Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and Gund Gallery, LG31
Nonmembers $6; members $5; 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 Family Foundation.

Additional Information

Access: The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit, e-mail, or call 617-267-9300 (voice) or 617-369-3188 (TTY). Wheelchairs and walkers are available at all entrances, first come, first served. 

Dining: Learn more about the dining options available at the MFA.


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