10 am–4:45 pm
Free admission for all
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for a day of free admission and events. Enjoy musical performances, film screenings, art-making activities, tours, and more. Bring the whole family or visit with friends; the MFA is the perfect place to spend a day. And with more than 150 galleries to explore, there's something for everyone!
Dance: Bravo Flamenco | 11–11:30 am and 2–2:30 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Contemporary Short Films | 1:15 pm, Remis Auditorium
Music: Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents | 2:30–3:30 pm, Remis Auditorium
Community Arts Initiative: Partner Spotlight | 10 am–4:45 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
Family Art-Making Activities
Tours and Talks
Family Tours | Every 15 minutes from 10:30–11:45 am, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Spotlight Talks | 12:30, 1 , and 1:30 pm , Gallery 231
Highlight Tours: Art of the Spanish-Speaking World | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
- English-language tours every 30 minutes from 11 am–2 pm, with ASL interpretation at 1:30 pm
- Spanish-language tours at Noon and 3 pm
- American Sign Language Tour at 2 pm (no spoken English)
- Descriptive/interactive Tour at 2:30 pm
MFA Guide | “Goya: Order and Disorder”
Rent at any ticket desk, Sharf Visitor Center, or Gund Gallery LG31. Members $5, nonmembers $6, youth $4, free for visitors who are Deaf or blind.
Take a tour with a mobile MFA Guide and get a deeper look at Francisco Goya and his work.
Access: The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit Accessibility, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY). Wheelchairs and walkers are available at all entrances, first come, first served.
Groups: We do not allow group visits during Open House days given the large number of visitors. We hope groups may opt to visit on another day to fully enjoy all the MFA has to offer. For more information, please follow these links:
Adult and University Groups
School and Youth Groups
Nonprofit Agencies and Community Organizations
Tickets: Tickets are required for free admission, available at all ticket desks.
All programs are wheelchair accessible
Assisted listening device
Accessible to visitors who are blind or have low vision
Fall Open House is sponsored by Ameriprise Financial and Columbia Management
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Highlight Tours: Art of the Spanish-Speaking WorldOctober 13, 2014
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