Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with an evening at the MFA. Join a gallery talk, sketch in the galleries, and enjoy music and dance in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. All special events are FREE.

6–9:45 pm
Free admission for all

Special Events

Blind or Low VisionDrawing in the Galleries | 6–9 pm, Gallery 176
Assistive Listening SystemGallery Talk | 6:30 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Music: DJ Pup Dawg | 7:30–9:30 pm, Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168

Dance: Bharatanatyam Performance | 8 pm and 8:30 pm, Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168



Shiva, Lord of the Dance | 6:30 pm, Remis Auditorium, 161
Order tickets online at the link above, by phone at 1-800-440-6975, or at any MFA ticket desk.


Taste Café and Wine Bar

Open until 9 pm, Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 1
Meet up with other Diwali revelers and stop by to purchase a coffee, snacks, or a glass of wine.


MFA Guide Sign Language Interpretation Blind or Low Vision Assistive Listening System Audio Description 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.


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