Happy Nowruz 2015! Celebrate the Persian New Year, on this first day of spring. Discover the ancient civilization of Persepolis, learn Nowruz traditions, visit Taste Café to purchase Persian-inspired food and drink, and much more. All events are free with Museum admission.

Special Events

Haft Seen Display | 10 am–4:45 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Local Artist Spotlight: Hengameh Taraz | 10 am–4 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, 159
Film: What’s the Time in Your World? | 10:30 am–12:10 pm, Alfond Auditorium  Assistive Listening System
Music and Dance featuring Banafsheh Sayyad | 11 am–Noon and 1–2pm, Remis Auditorium  Assistive Listening System
Interactive Dance Performances featuring the Iranian Dance Artists | 11:30 am–Noon, 1:30–2, and 2:30–3 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Lecture: Cyrus the Great and the Rise of the Persian Empire with Reza Zarghamee | 3–4 pm, Remis Auditorium  Assistive Listening System

Gallery Activities Blind or Low Vision

Story Hour | 10:30–11:30 am, Gallery 176
Art Making: Fish Bowl Lanterns | 10 am–4 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Art Making: Persian Calligraphy | 10 am–4 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, 160
Family Art Cart | 10 am–4 pm, Sharf Visitor Center

Tours & Talks

Gallery Tours | 10:30 am and 1:30 pm; Meet at Sharf Visitor Center Assistive Listening System
Spotlight Talks | 1, 2, and 3 pm; Persian-language tours at 1:30 and 2:30 pm, Gallery 175
MFA Guide | Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center Audio description   Sign Language Interpretation   MFA Guide   Assistive Listening System

Additional Information

Access: All programs are wheelchair accessible. 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.

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.

Helene Norton-Russell Photography. 


Sponsored by the YAS Foundation.

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