Join us for six exciting lectures in a series that brings the greatest names in their fields through our doors. Hear from innovative visual and performing artists, composers, critics, and authors in an ongoing conversation with you—their audience—on stimulating issues in culture today. Chosen for their creative brilliance and fresh perspectives, these speakers share their vision, their working process, and their insights.

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To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted pricing for lectures. For more information, please call 617-369-3310.



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In This Series

Frederick Wiseman

Lectures and Courses

Frederick Wiseman: In Conversation
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:30 pm7:30 pm

Frederick Wiseman is revered as one of today’s greatest living documentarians and filmmakers, having directed, produced, and edited more than 40 full...

BD Wong- Image courtesy of Royce Carlton, Inc.

Lectures and Courses

BD Wong: An Actor's Journey, An Artist's Vision
Thursday, June 15, 2017
6:30 pm7:30 pm

This event has been rescheduled to the date above. All tickets purchased for the original program, April 12, have been transferred to the new date....


The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures are funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.