10 am–4:45 pm
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of free admission. Enjoy vibrant performances, dazzling exhibitions, engaging art-making activities and gallery tours, and much more!

See historic speeches delivered from Amalia Pica’s Now Speak! lectern, including remarks from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at Noon.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House is underwritten by the Citizens Bank Foundation.

Citizen's Bank Foundation

Special Events

Sign Language Interpretation Blind or Low Vision “Now, Speak!” | 10 am–4:45 pm; ASL Interpretation 1–2 pm | Huntington Avenue Entrance

Community Arts Initiative Showcase | 10 am–4:45 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard

Sign Language Interpretation Blind or Low Vision  Story Hour | 10:30–11:30 am; ASL Interpreted | Gallery 171
Blind or Low Vision Performances: Berklee College of Music Presents Ricardo Monzon | 11 am and 2 pm; Feeling for Form session for blind or low vision visitors at 1 pm | Remis Auditorium
Assistive Listening SystemFilm:“Fados” (2007, 92 min.) | 3 pm | Alfond Auditorium


Blind or Low Vision Family Activities

Drop in and enjoy hands-on art-making activities for all ages. 

Meaningful Messages | 10 am–4 pm | Druker Family Pavilion 159
Drawing in the Galleries: My Community | 10 am–4 pm | Gallery 328
Inspirational Figures | 10 am–4 pm | Gallery 213
Put Yourself in a Painting | 11 am–3 pm | Druker Family Pavilion 160

Wheelchair AccessibilityAssistive Listening System Tours and Talks

Family Tours | Every 15 minutes from 10:30–11:45 am; multisensory Family Tour for visitors who are blind and others who benefit from tactile materials at 11:45 am | Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center
Sign Language Interpretation Spotlight Talks "Samba Spirit"| 11:30 am, Noon, and 12:30 pm; ASL Interpretation at Noon and 12:30 pm | Gallery 231

African American Artists Mini Tours | 11 am, Noon, and 2 pm | Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center

Highlights of the Museum Collections | Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center

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.

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