All events are free with Museum admission.

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to celebrate Nowruz 2016—the Persian New Year, and welcome the first signs of spring! Learn about Nowruz traditions and explore Persian works of art. Enjoy demonstrations, music, dance, art and more throughout the day.

Special Events

Haft Seen Display 10 am–4 pm; Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
Calligraphy Demonstration 10 am–1 pm; Shapiro Family Courtyard
Story Hour 10:30–11:30 am and 1:30–2:30 pm; Gallery 176

Music and Dance

Iranian Dance Artists 11–11:30 am and Noon–12:30 pm; Shapiro Family Courtyard
Sheez Ensemble 1–1:30 and 2–2:30 pm; Shapiro Family Courtyard
Kayhan Kalhor and Behrouz Jamali 1–1:45 and 3–3:45 pm; Remis Auditorium (Note: Free performance tickets are available at Remis Auditorium Box Office starting one hour before show times. First come, first served; limited availability. Free ticket required for entry.) Assistive Listening System
Aftab Dance Group 3–3:15 and 3:45–4 pm; Shapiro Family Courtyard

Tours, Talks, and Walks

Family Walk 10:30 am and 12:30 pm; Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center Assistive Listening System
Gallery Tour: Ancient Persia 11–11:45 am and 1:30–2:15 pm; Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center Assistive Listening System
Gallery Tour: Persian Art Around the Globe Noon–12:45 and 2–2:45 pm; Meet at the Sharf Visitor Center Assistive Listening System
Talk: Persian Mythology presented by Arash Afraz 11:30 am–12:15 pm and 2–2:45 pm, Riley Seminar Room 
MFA Guide Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center | Members $5; Nonmembers $6; Kids 17 and Under $4. Free for visitors who are Deaf or blind. Audio description   Sign Language Interpretation   MFA Guide   Assistive Listening System

Art-Making Activities

Art Making: Persian Miniatures 10 am–4 pm; Shapiro Family Courtyard
Art Making: Spring Flower Prints 10 am–4 pm; Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 160
Family Art Cart 10 am–4 pm; Shapiro Family Courtyard

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.

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.

Above: Photo by Helene Norton-Russell Photography

Audience

All ages

Free with Admission - No Ticket Required


Sponsors

Generously supported by Azi Djazani.


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