Visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to celebrate Nowruz 2014, the Persian New Year Festival! Enjoy free activities and programs throughout the day, view a traditional Haft-Seen table, visit Taste Café for Persian-inspired menu items, and much more. All events are free with Museum admission.
Haft-Seen Display | 10 am–4:45 pm | Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159
Film: My Name Is Negahdar Jamali and I Make Westerns (Iran, 2012, 65 min.) | 11 am | Alfond Auditorium
Music: Zarbang Trio and Banafsheh Sayyad | Noon, 1:20 pm, and 2:40 pm | Remis Auditorium
Dance Performances: Aftab Dance Group | 1 and 3 pm | Edward H. Linde Gallery, 168
Artist Demonstration: Persian Calligraphy | 1–4 pm | Druker Family Pavilion, Room 160
Art-Making Activity: Decorative Eggs | 10 am–4 pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard
Story Hour | 10:30 am and 2:30 pm | Gallery 176
Drawing in the Galleries | 11 am–3 pm | Gallery 259
Family Art Cart | 10 am–4 pm | Sharf Visitor Center
Tours and Talks
Gallery Tour: Ceramics from Iran | 10:30 am | Sharf Visitor Center
Persian Art in the Court and Mosque | 12–12:30 pm | Sharf Visitor Center
Gallery Tour: Arts of the Safavid Empire | 1:30 pm | Sharf Visitor Center
Talk: The Influences of Nowruz | 11 am | Riley Seminar Room, 156
Spotlight Talks | 1, 2, and 3 pm; Persian-language talks at 1:30 and 2:30 pm | Gallery 110
Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center.
Rent a mobile MFA Guide to explore the Museum’s collections. Members $5; nonmembers $6; kids 17 and under $4. Free for visitors who are Deaf or blind.
MFA GUIDE IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE JOHN W. HENRY FAMILY FOUNDATION.
Access: The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit /access, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY). Wheelchairs and walkers are available at all entrances, first come, first served.
Dining:Taste Café will feature Persian-inspired menu options throughout the day. Learn more about the dining options available at the MFA.
Groups:For more information, please follow these links: Adult and University Groups, School and Youth Groups, Nonprofit Agencies and Community Organizations.
All programs are wheelchair accessible.
Assistive listening devices are available in Remis Auditorium or at the Sharf Visitor Center.
Accessible to visitors who are blind or have low vision
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Photo: Helene Norton-Russell Photography
Sponsored by YAS Capital Partners and YAS Foundation.
Haft-Seen DisplayMarch 22, 2014
10:00 am – 4:45 pm
View a traditional Haft-Seen, a Nowruz holiday table
Art-Making Activity: Decorative EggsMarch 22, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eggsplore art in the galleries, then decorate your own Persian-inspired egg
Story HourMarch 22, 2014
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Drop in to enjoy family-friendly stories about Nowruz read aloud
Gallery Tour: Ceramics from IranMarch 22, 2014
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a thematic tour with curator Laura Weinstein
Talk: The Influences of NowruzMarch 22, 2014
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore the festival’s messages of peace and solidarity
Drawing in the GalleriesMarch 22, 2014
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get drawing tips and ideas from an artist
Film: My Name Is Negahdar Jamali and I Make WesternsMarch 22, 2014
11:00 am – 12:10 pm
Dir. Kamran Heidari (2012, 65 min.).
Music: Zarbang Trio and Banafsheh SayyadMarch 22, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Enjoy dance and music exploring the themes of renewal and rebirth
Dance Performance: Aftab Dance GroupMarch 22, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Classical and modern dance performed to traditional Persian songs