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

Enjoy an evening of dance, tours, and art making at the MFA to celebrate Diwali—the Festival of Lights enjoyed around the world by many cultures and religions. Explore three highlights from our collection of South Asian art; watch a festive performance by Chhandika, a Kathak dance group whose swift footwork tells traditional Indian stories; and make art with Sunanda Sahay as she demonstrates the fine art of Madhubani, or Mithila, painting.

Special Events

Artist Demonstration and Art Making: Madhubani Painting | 6–8:30 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
Dance Performance: Kathak Dance of Northern India | 6:30–7 pm and 7:30–8 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Pop-Up Performance: Saraswathi Jones | 8:30–8:45 pm, Gallery 176
Drawing in the Galleries | 6–9 pm, Gallery 177 Blind or Low Vision

Tours and Talks

Spotlight Talks: Sitar | 6, 6:30, and 7:15 pm, Musical Instruments Gallery, 103
Gallery Tours: South Asian Highlights | 6:15, 7, and 7:45 pm, Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center
Lecture: Diwali around the World | 7–7:30 pm, Riley Seminar Room, 156

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 Admission - No Ticket Required

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