Celebrate the Year of the Horse with free admission for all! Browse our galleries to learn about Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions, and ring in the Lunar New Year with activities scheduled throughout the day.


Special Events

Year of the Horse Mural |10 am–4:45 pm | Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
Story Hour | 10:30–11:30 am, ASL Interpreted | Gallery 285
Sign Language Interpretation
Performance: Korean Fusion Project Band presents “New Year, New Light” | 11 am | Remis Auditorium
Lion Dance | 2:30 pm parade, Shapiro Family Courtyard and Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art; 3 pm performance, Remis Auditorium
Book Signing: Joanne Chang | 2:30–3:30 pm | Bookstore and Shop in the Druker Family Pavilion
Film: Last Train Home (2009, 87 min.) | 3 pm | Alfond Auditorium


Saebae | 11 am–Noon and 1:30–2:30 pm | Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168
Gong-Fu | 12:30 pm and 2 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard

Family Art-Making Activities

Printmaking| 10 am–4 pm | Druker Family Pavilion, 159
Bok Jumoni | 10 am–4 pm | Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168
Lanterns | 10 am–4 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard
Family Art Cart | 10 am–4 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard

Tours and Talks

Gallery Tours: Art of Asia | Sharf Visitor Center

Talk: Professor David McCann | 11:30 am, ASL Interpreted | Riley Seminar Room, 156
Sign Language Interpretation

MFA Guide

Take a tour and explore with a mobile MFA Guide. Available in various languages. Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center. Nonmembers $6; members $5; kids 17 and under $4. Free for visitors who are Deaf or blind.

Additional Information

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

Dining: Learn more about the dining options available at the MFA. Visit the Garden Cafeteria to try two special soups prepared for Lunar New Year; Korean-style kimchee soup and chicken wonton soup. 

Groups: We do not allow group visits during Open House days given the large number of participants. 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

Parking: Please visit the Getting Here section of our website for more information.

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


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


Generously supported by the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation.

Special thanks to our Lunar New Year Community Partners: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and the Korean Cultural Society of Boston.