10 am–5 pm

Free admission for all

Spend your Memorial Day at the Museum and enjoy exhibitions and programs for and by visitors of all ages. Don’t miss “Megacities Asia.” “Megacities Asia” featuring works by 11 artists who explore global issues of urbanization, consumption, and sustainability—and join local artists and students who interpret and explore Boston’s urban reality.

Drop in on a range of hands-on art-making activities, tour the galleries with trained experts, and meet artists from ArtLifting who have created original works of art in response to “Megacities” and its themes of urban development, migration, consumption, and sustainability.

Don’t miss other special exhibitions: “#techstyle,” “Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso,” and “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris.”

Special Events

Musical Performance: Sociedad Latina 1–1:30 pm | Remis Auditorium Blind or Low VisionAssistive Listening System
Showcase: ArtLifting 10 am–5 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard

Art-Making Activities

10 am–4 pm

Community Mural: Neighborhood Fun Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, 159 Blind or Low VisionSign Language Interpretation
Flocking in Flight Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, 160 Blind or Low VisionSign Language Interpretation
Breathing Blossoms Huntington Avenue Entrance Blind or Low Vision
Drawing in the Galleries Calderwood Courtyard

Tours, Talks, and Walks

Family Walks 10:30 am, Noon, 1:30 pm | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center Sign Language InterpretationAssistive Listening System
Guided Tours Various times throughout the day | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

  • 10:30 am | Highlights of the Museum Collections Assistive Listening SystemSign Language Interpretation
  • 11 am | Three Masterpieces from Asia Assistive Listening System
  • 11:30 am | Art of the Americas Assistive Listening System
  • Noon | Introduction to the Contemporary Collection Assistive Listening SystemSign Language Interpretation
  • 12:30 pm | 3 in 30 Minutes Assistive Listening System
  • 1 pm | Art of the Ancient World Assistive Listening System
  • 2 pm | Art of Europe Assistive Listening System
  • 3 pm |Art of the Americas Assistive Listening System

ArtLifting Spotlight Talks 11 am, 2, and 3 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard Sign Language Interpretation
American Sign Language Tour 1 pm | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center Sign Language Interpretation

Additional Resources

Art Connections Activity Cards | Available at the Sharf Visitor Center
MFA Guide | Available at all ticket desks, Sharf Visitor Center, and the Gund Gallery (LG31) Audio Description   Sign Language Interpretation   MFA Guide   Assistive Listening System

Additional Information

Access: The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit Access, email access@mfa.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 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.

Audio description    Audio description
Sign Language Interpretation    ASL interpretation
Blind or Low Vision    Blind or low vision access
Assistive Listening System    Assistive listening device
Wheelchair Accessibility    All programs are wheelchair accessible.

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Generously supported by MFA Associates/MFA Senior Associates.

Open House programming made possible in part by The Lowell Institute.