Free admission begins at 4 pm.
All events are free.

Celebrate Diwali at the MFA, an ancient festival of lights observed around the world by many cultures and religions. On Diwali, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains—some of the world’s oldest religions—light a diya with family and friends, celebrating the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.

Enjoy an evening of storytelling and dance, tours and talks, including a session about Diwali, its origins, and how it’s commemorated. Tour the galleries exploring highlights from the MFA’s collection of South Asian art, watch festive performances of Odissi classical dance and Sambalpuri folk dance presented in partnership with the Odisha Society of the Americas, and make art with artist and educator, Sunanda Sahay,while she demonstrates Madhubani, or Mithila, painting.

Check back soon for full schedule of events.

Additional Resources

MFA Guide Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and Gund Gallery (LG31) Audio Description   ASL Interpretation   MFA Guide   Assistive Listening System

Additional Information

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

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

Wheelchair Accessibility  All programs are wheelchair accessible
Assistive Listening System  Assistive listening device
Sign Language Interpretation  ASL interpretation
Blind or Low Vision  Accessible to visitors who are blind or have low vision
Audio Description  Audio description


All ages

Free with Museum Admission

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