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.

Special Events

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
Assistive Listening System
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

Gallery Activities

Blind or Low Vision

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
Assistive Listening System
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
Assistive Listening System
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

MFA Guide

MFA Guide Sign Language Interpretation Blind or Low Vision Assistive Listening System Audio Description
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.


Additional Information

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


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


Come Back for More

Cogan Family Foundation Vacation Week Adventures | April 22–25
Art in Bloom | April 26–28
Every Wednesday | Free admission for all starting at 4 pm (voluntary contributions welcome)


Photo: Helene Norton-Russell Photography 


Sponsored by YAS Capital Partners and YAS Foundation.