10 am–4:45 pm

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture and community. Enjoy free admission all day long and an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages.

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Special Events

Community Arts Initiative Partner Spotlight | 10 am–4:45 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Story Hour | 11 am–Noon, Gallery 171 Blind or Low Vision
George Russell Jr. & Co.: Clap Your Hands | Remis Auditorium; 1–1:45 and 3–3:45 pm Assistive Listening System

Tours and Talks

Family Art Walks | 10:15, 10:30, 10:45, 11, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45 am, and Noon (ASL Interpretation at Noon); Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center Sign Language InterpretationAssistive Listening System
Highlight Tours: The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection | 11 am, Noon, 1, 2, and 3 pm (ASL interpretation at 11 am); Meet at Sharf Visitor Center Sign Language InterpretationAssistive Listening System
American Sign Language Highlights Tour: The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection | 2:30 pm; Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center (no spoken English translation) Sign Language InterpretationSpanish Language Highlight Tour: The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection | 3:30 pm; Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center Assistive Listening System 
Feeling For Form Tours | Meet at the Group Entrance, 162; 10:30 and 11:30 am Blind or Low Vision

MFA Guide | Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and the Gund Gallery (LG31)

Art-Making Activities

Community Portraits | 10 am–4 pm, Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159 (ASL Interpretation at 1:30-3 pm) Sign Language Interpretation
Collaborative Quilt | 10 am–4 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard (ASL Interpretation at 1:30-3 pm) Sign Language Interpretation
Visionary Mosaics | 10 am–4 pm Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 160
Family Art Cart | Shapiro Family Courtyard, 10 am–4 pm Blind or Low Vision

Additional Information

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

Electronic Benefits Transfer: Present Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at any ticket desk and receive up to four $3 tickets good for adult, senior, or student admission. These discounted tickets must be purchased with cash. Kids aged 17 and under are always free.

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

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


Sponsors

Sponsored by Citizens Bank.


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Young visitor holds up smartphone to take a photograph of row of artwork on easels

Special Event

Community Arts Initiative Partner Spotlight
January 18, 2016
10:00 am4:45 pm

Students from the Museum’s ten Community Arts Initiative partners commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through collaborative works of art made for...

Children and adults sitting on gallery floor coloring

Special Event

Art-Making Activity: Collaborative Quilt
January 18, 2016
10:00 am4:00 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. collaborated with other leaders on many projects. Weave your own yarn square to add to a community quilt. The finished quilt...

Young visitors standing at table painting watercolors

Special Event

Art-Making Activity: Community Portraits
January 18, 2016
10:00 am4:00 pm

Kehinde Wiley frequently paints portraits of people from his community. Visit Gallery 261 to see Wiley’s portrait, John, 1st Baron Byron. You are...

Visitor taping colored-in print-out of museum painting onto wall alongside other coloring sheets

Special Event

Art-Making Activity: Visionary Mosaics
January 18, 2016
10:00 am4:00 pm

Drop by and join the Teen Arts Council to create a colossal group mosaic with your responses to questions on equality, dreams, and how can we make...

Woman holding child looking into art display case

Special Event

Family Art Walk
January 18, 2016
10:15 am10:45 am

Explore the Museum on the 30-minute kid-friendly tour with one of our museum educators. ASL interpretation at noon.

Woman holding child looking into art display case

Special Event

Family Art Walk
January 18, 2016
10:30 am11:00 am

Explore the Museum on the 30-minute kid-friendly tour with one of our museum educators. ASL interpretation at noon.

Special Event

Feeling for Form Tour
January 18, 2016
10:30 am11:30 am

Join this touch and descriptive tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision highlighting contemporary sculpture in the MFA’s collection.

Woman holding child looking into art display case

Special Event

Family Art Walk
January 18, 2016
10:45 am11:15 am

Explore the Museum on the 30-minute kid-friendly tour with one of our museum educators. ASL interpretation at noon.

Children sitting on gallery floor around storyteller holding up book

Special Event

Story Hour
January 18, 2016
11:00 am12:00 pm

Drop-in to enjoy stories about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., community, and collaboration. Stay for one story or the whole hour; great for ...

Woman holding child looking into art display case

Special Event

Family Art Walk
January 18, 2016
11:00 am11:30 am

Explore the Museum on the 30-minute kid-friendly tour with one of our museum educators. ASL interpretation at noon.

Highlight Tour: African American Artists

Special Event

Highlight Tour: The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection
January 18, 2016
11:00 am11:45 am

The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection supports the purchase of numerous works by artists of color. Celebrate the fund’s tenth anniversary and...

Woman holding child looking into art display case

Special Event

Family Art Walk
January 18, 2016
11:15 am11:45 am

Explore the Museum on the 30-minute kid-friendly tour with one of our museum educators. ASL interpretation at noon.

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