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

Massed Media
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.

Food Trucks
8 pm and on | Linde Family Wing parking lot
Bonetown Burgers, Indulge India, North East of the Border, Sheherazad

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.

Taste Café
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

Spotlight Talks
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
146 minutes

The Type Bar presented in partnership with Fenway Community Center
9 pm–2 am | Level 2, Gallery 268

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.

For Families

Messy Mornings
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.

Story Hour
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.