Join us at our March 3 MFA Late Nites, the next event in our series connecting visitors to art, culture, and community.

The MFA is open to the public for ticketed entry to the party from 8 pm to 2 am. The diverse event lineup features programming in partnership with local organizations, artists, and more—making the Shapiro Family Courtyard, and Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art buzz with activity. Guests can visit exhibitions like “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics,” and “(un)expected families,” explore the galleries, and engage in art making. There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to pop-up performances, intriguing bites, and much, much more.

Get your MFA Late Nite Bites food voucher add-on for $20 in advance, for a sampler of 3 small plates.

March 3 MFA Late Nites Ticket Information

Advance tickets are sold out. Tickets will be available for purchase in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Huntington Avenue Entrance starting March 3 at 8 pm. XPass holders who have not secured their free advance ticket(s) can also obtain them starting at 8 pm on March 3.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on ticket availability and what to expect on the night of the event, please see MFA Late Nites FAQ.


“Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics: A Collaboration with Nobuo Tsuji and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”

Level LG, Gund Gallery LG31

“M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions”

Level 1, Gallery 155


Level 1, Gallery 158

“Monuments to Us”

Level 1, Gallery 168

“(un)expected families”

Level 1, Galleries 169 and 170


Murakami Shop

Level LG

Stop by the Murakami Shop to browse merchandise from Takashi Murakami’s KaiKai Kiki product line, and Complex Con T-shirts developed with the MFA. Don’t forget to pre-purchase the exhibition catalogue, Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics (available this spring) and get a tote-bag gift now for your book when it arrives. All MFA Members and XPass holders receive a 10% discount in the Murakami Shop. Limited-edition prints and special offers.

Escher Pop-Up Shop

Level 1, Between Galleries 155 and 158

Find infinitely puzzling and delightful Escher-inspired notecards, ties, and more.

Food and Drink

MFA Late Nite Bites

8 pm–Midnight, Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard and Sharf Visitor Center

Street food options and drinks available for purchase.
Get your MFA Late Nite Bites food voucher for $20 in advance, for a sampler of 3 small plates.

Beer Hall

8 pm–1:30 am, Level G, Garden Cafeteria

Beer, wine, soft drinks, pizza, and hot pretzels available for purchase.

Taste Café

8 pm–1:30 am, Level 1

Wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks available for purchase.


HipStory Presents: A HipStoric Night at the Museum

8:30 pm–2 am, Level 1, Gallery 168

In true HipStory style, the Linde Wing for Contemporary Art comes to life with a line-up of live music and dope DJs.

  • DJ Yvng Pavl
  • Brandi Blaze
  • Haasan Barclay
  • Latrell James
  • DJ Bobby Bangers

Flip the Switch

8 pm–2 am, Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard

  • 8–9 pm: DJ Earthaclit
  • 9–10 pm: Lunamariposa
  • 10–10:30 pm: DJ Dayglow featuring performances by Coleslaw, Severity Stone, and Violencia
  • 10:30–11:30 pm: MSHR
  • 11:30 pm–12:30 am: DJ Drasher
  • 12:30–2 am: DJ Dayglow

Curated by Kara Stokowski (DJ Dayglow)

Events and Activities

Puzzles with Nervous System

8 pm–2 am, Level 1, Gallery 155

Solve puzzles based on maze-like patterns in nature, from Nervous System.

Moving Portraits—Get Move(d)

8:30–11:30 pm, Linde Family Wing, Level 2

All still-frame moments are sudden blinks, extracted from a real-time carousel of movement. Photos have the power to stir emotion, but does the emotion accurately reflect the interaction? Watch as Urbanity Dance’s professional company plays with portraiture, chance-dance, moments in time, and (un)expected relationships.

Drawing After Dark

9 pm–1 am, Level LG, Gund Gallery, LG 31

Engage your artistic side. Drop in and sketch from a live model.

Middle Ground and Weft

9 and 10 pm, Level 1, Gallery 155

Lilit Hartunian performs works for violin, electronics, and found objects.

Dividing the Plane: Escher-Inspired Papercuts

9 pm–1 am, Level 1, Rooms 159 and 160

Uncover the mysteries of tessellations. Create a graphic design using the intricate methods of M. C. Escher. Share what you make #mfaLateNites

Spotlight Talks, “(un)expected families”

Level 1, Galleries 169 and 170

  • 9–9:15 pm: Featured artist Caleb Cole
  • 9:30–9:45 pm: Featured artist Caleb Cole
  • 10–10:15 pm: Featured artist David Hilliard
  • 10:30–10:45 pm: Featured artist David Hilliard

MSHR Virtual Reality

8 pm–2 am, Level 1, Riley Seminar Room

MSHR (art collective duo Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy) mesh digital sculpture, analog circuitry, and ceremonial performance to construct cybernetic compositions using analog synthesizers of their own design. This macro-arrangement of sculptural instruments creates an immersive light-sound-scapes.

Space is limited; first come, first served.

Event Policies

Guests of all ages are welcome; visitors wishing to consume alcohol must be 21+. Valid ID with proof of age is required to purchase alcohol. Food and drink will be available for purchase; no outside food or beverage allowed.

All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Backpacks and large bags are not permitted. All other smaller bags are strongly discouraged, and may need to be checked upon entry.

The MFA has a strict no smoking policy; this includes vaporizers.

The MFA reserves the right to deny entry or to ask guests to leave at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ticket Information

All ticket sales are final. Tickets may not be refunded or exchanged.

Ticketing Policies


MFA Late Nites is made possible by Trustee Dr. Jeffrey Leiden and his wife Lisa.