Spring into color at the MFA with a full spectrum of colorful events and exhibitions, including the eye-popping quilts on view in “Quilts and Color,” concerts, courses and talks, films, fun activities for kids, and the always-anticipated Art in Bloom. Come explore every color of the rainbow at the MFA.

Exhibitions of Many Colors

"Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection"
April 6–July 27, 2014
Trained artists Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy searched out and collected quilts with bold, eye-popping designs echoing the work of mid-20th century Abstract Expressionist and Op artists. “Quilts and Color” features nearly sixty quilts from their renowned collection. 

"Think Pink"
Through May 26, 2014
Explore the history and changing meanings of the color as its popularity ebbed and flowed in fashion and visual culture from the 18th century to the present day. Be sure to catch our special “Think Pink” talk for MFA members on May 22.

"To Boston With Love"
April 1–30, 2014
The MFA welcomes back this heartfelt collection of flags with messages of hope, love, and peace by quilters from around the world. 

Colorful Cuisine

New American Café
Tempt the taste buds with a brilliantly hued prix fixe menu at New American Café. Starts in April. 

Vibrant Events

Spotlight Talks: Seeing Color 
Wednesdays, April 2–June 25
Drop in for one or all of our weekly, 15-minute, in-gallery talks with colorful themes.

MFA Playdates: Colors of the Rainbow 
April 7
Time for the toddlers to show their true colors at our popular, monthly event.

April School Vacation Week: A Splash of Color 
April 22–25
Orange you glad there’s no school? Enjoy four days of fun, free activities. (The Museum is closed April 21.)

Art in Bloom
April 25–28
Our annual celebration of fine art and flowers promises to be blooming with color. Be sure to join us as we kick off the weekend with Friday night’s ‘Tinis and Tulips.

Sun Ra’s Centenary: Space Is Still The Most Colorful Place 
May 11

Film: Technicolor Musicals
May 14–June 1
Celebrate cinema’s Technicolor process, a moviemaking milestone that changed films forever. Enjoy ten musicals that were enhanced by this innovative technique, including classics like Wizard of OzMeet Me in St. LouisMary PoppinsSingin’ in the Rain, and West Side Story.

Memorial Day Open House
May 26
Celebrate a “Season of Color in the Americas” and visit the Museum for a fun-filled day of vibrant activities your whole family will enjoy.

First Fridays
June 6
Sip colorful cocktails with friends and enjoy music by resident DJ Denise LaCarubba as you gear up for Pride Week at the MFA's monthly cocktail party. 
Open to visitors 21+. Valid ID with proof of age required for entry. Advance ticket purchase strongly suggested.

The Summer Party
June 7
Taking style cues from Art Deco, the Delano Hotel, and Miami Beach, join us for an elegant sunset-inspired benefit soirée with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent art auction, and dancing. Black tie. Advance ticket purchase strongly suggested. 

Dazzling Discussions and Demonstrations


Color: A Primer
Four-session course offered Tuesday mornings, April 8–6, except April 22; or Thursday evenings, April 10–May 8

A History of Art in Color
April 8 and 10

Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection
April 15 and 17

Think Pink
April 29, May 1

Color and Music: From Salon to Harlem to Warhol
May 6 and 8

Looking Together 

“Quilts and Color” with the Collector
April 8 and 15 SOLD OUT; May 7 and 14 SOLD OUT; and May 22 and 29 


New Harmonies: Changing Themes in Color and Design SOLD OUT 
April 16

Gallery Talks

Black and White in the Season of Color 
April 9

Everything That Glitters Is Gold
April 13 and 19

Vivid: Exhibition Design and Color
June 19


Quilt Making with Anne Gallo and Susan Raban
April 13 and 16

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