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. Wristbands will be distributed upon entry, must be worn at all times during the event, and are required for re-entry.
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.
Free entry ends at 9 am, but if you’re already here, stay and enjoy the day at the MFA.
Above: Courtesy Natasha Moustache.
UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991–2015
Levels 1 and 2, Multiple locations
“Political Intent” and “Beyond Limits”
Level 1, Gallery 158
Level 1, Gallery 168
Imogen Cunningham: In Focus
Level 1, Gallery 169
Terry Winters: The Structure of Things
Level 1, Gallery 170
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Level 2, Gallery 259
Food and Drink
Available for purchase.
Moonlight Bar and Late-Night Snacks
Level G, Garden Cafeteria
9 pm–2 am | Draft beer and wine.
11:30 pm–4:30 am | $2 pizza slices, energy drinks, and water.
9 pm–2 am | Level 2
Beer and wine. Water available until 4 am.
9 pm–10 am | Level 1
Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and snacks all night. Wine and beer until 2 am.
7–10 am | Level G, Garden Cafeteria
10 pm–4 am | Level G, Cafeteria
Picó Picante presents Slick Vick, MPEACH, DJ Bembona, Raq City, Riobamba, and Oxycontinental
9 pm–4 am | Level 1, Gallery 168
Sonambient Sound Sculpture Listening Party
Hear this four-channel generative installation with infinite variation.
10 pm–4 am | Level 2, Bravo
Soulelujah presents John Funke, Ian Lawrence, Raleigh Fingers, Johnny Stevens and Claude Money
Events and Activities
Late-Night Run (around the Museum) with Heartbreak Hill Running Company
9 pm | Outside, Meet at Linde Family Wing Entrance
Creative Takeover: The Boundaries of Line
9 pm–1 am | Level 1, Room 159
Just below Jason Middlebrook’s 80-foot mural, take part in a colorful live art installation and transform the studio walls.
Drawing After Dark
9 pm–1 am | Level 1, Gallery 171
Engage your artistic side. Drop in and sketch from live models and the collection.
Partition hosted by MIT’s Hacking Arts
9 pm–3 am | Level 1, Gallery 175
Trust (the presence of secrets), by Sarah Newman & Jessica Yurkofsky, metaLAB at Harvard
9 pm–10 am | Level G, Garden Cafeteria; Level 1, Gallery 163; and Level 2, Gallery 265
15-minute talks led by Samuel Ewing about an artwork on view
Carmen Herrera Blanco y Verde (#1)
What’s so complex about green and white?
9:30 and 10:30 pm | Level 1, Gallery 158
Mark Bradford Backward C
How do you read a backward C?
10 and 11 pm | | Level 1, Gallery 158
Now Speak! In Your Own Words hosted by Epicenter Community
9:30–11 pm | Level 1, Gallery 158
Film: Minority Report (2002; 35mm)
1 am | Level 1, Remis Auditorium
9 pm–4 am | Level 2, Gallery 268
Play the VJ with Fernando Ramallo and David Kanaga’s “Panoramical.” Step up to the controls and manipulate virtual landscapes in real time, creating live visuals for party below!
Performance Art presented by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
9 pm–12:15 am | various locations
Students Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa, Flore Eckmann, Sarah Goldsmith, and Clayton Woolery will perform original pieces throughout the evening.
7–10 am | Level 1, Rooms 159
Join us bright and early to explore texture! Drop into the Druker Family Pavilion to have an exploratory art making experience. Listen to music, get messy, and play with art-making materials.
9–10 am | Level 1, Gallery 170
Stop by and listen to stories about texture. Stay for one story or the entire hour.
Family Art Walk
8:30–9 am | Level 1, Meet in Gallery 168
Go on a family art walk and take a closer look at highlights from the Museum’s collection. Running late? Visit Galleries 168 and 158 to catch up with the tour.