5–10 pm
Free admission begins at 4 pm (voluntary contributions welcome).

Celebrate creativity and community at the MFA’s fourth annual Juneteenth event—the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. See works by local visual, fashion, and performance artists; join a tour or talk to learn about works acquired through the MFA’s Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection; and catch a screening from this year’s Roxbury International Film Festival—the largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color.

Special Events

Welcome | Shapiro Family Courtyard, 6:30–7 pm
Juneteenth Remarks by Barry Gaither
Performance by artist U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo
Graffiti Art | Calderwood Courtyard, 5–8 pm
Fashion Showcase | Shapiro Family Courtyard, 7–9 pm
Roxbury International Film Festival: Juneteenth Shorts | Remis Auditorium, 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 pm

Tours and Talks

City Talks: Activate | Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168, 7–8 pm
Talk: Public Sculpture with Barry Gaither | Riley Seminar Room, 8–8:30 pm
Highlight Tours: African American Artists | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center, 6, 7, and 8 pm Assistive Listening System

Wheelchair Accessibility    All programs are wheelchair accessible
Assistive Listening System    Assisted 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

Juneteenth at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, presented in partnership with Epicenter Comm.


All ages

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