mfaNOW Overnight Special Event

The Boston Globe presents a Double Session
10–11:30 pm
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and GOP political consultant Eric Fehrnstrom will speak in a “Double Session” presented by the Boston Globe at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Moderated by political reporter James Pindell.
Special event tickets are distributed first-come, first-served starting at 9 pm tonight, at the Linde Family Wing Entrance only to guests in line for the #mfaNOW Overnight.
Limit 1 ticket per person; you must be in line to receive ticket.
Remis Auditorium doors open at 9:45 pm.

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.


UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991–2015
Levels 1 and 2, Multiple locations

“Political Intent” and “Beyond Limits”
Level 1, Gallery 158

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


DJ YVNG PAVL and special guests

9 pm–4 am | Level 1, Gallery 168
DJ Big Bear, YVNG PAVL, Zephyr Ann, Native Sun, and Brek.One

12–4 am | Level 2, Bravo
DJ ABD, Nu, and Kon 1200

9:15–10:15 pm | Level 2, Bravo

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
9 pm–2 am | Level G, Garden Cafeteria
Draft beer, wine, water.

9 pm–2 am | Level 2
Beer and wine. Water available until 4 am.

Taste Café
9 pm–9 am | Level 1
Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and snacks all night. Wine and beer until 2 am.

Late Night Snacks
11:30 pm–4:30 am | Level G, Garden Cafeteria
$2 pizza slices, energy drinks, and water.

7–10 am | Level G, Garden Cafeteria

Events and Activities

8 pm–6 am | Outside, Linde Family Wing parking lot

Late-Night Run (around the Museum) with Heartbreak Hill Running Company
9 pm | Outside, Meet at Linde Family Wing Entrance

24 Hours in Boston: An Art-Making Collaboration Exploration
9 pm–1 am | Level 1, Rooms 159 and 160
Get inspired by Christian Marclay’s The Clock, then add a “clip” from your own 24-hour day to our massive mixed-media drawing collaboration.

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.

Live Mural Making by Cyrille Conan
9 pm–4 am | Level 1, Gallery 168

Interwebs hosted by MIT’s Hacking Arts
9 pm–3 am | Level G, G86

Trust (the presence of secrets) with Harvard MetaLab
9 pm–10 am | Level G, Garden Cafeteria; Level 1, Gallery 163; and Level 2, Gallery 265

Spotlight Talks
15-minute talks about an artwork on view

Clever/Stupid | Making art in the face of insecurity
9:30 and 10:30 pm | Level 2, Gallery 260

My Best Thing | Dive into this video with Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art and Special Initiatives. Position supported by Lorraine Bressler.
9:45 pm | Level 2, Gallery 263

Why should you not be able to assemble yourself and write?
10 and 11 pm | Level 2, Gallery 263

Bobby Jesus’ Alma Mater | Dive into this video with Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art and Special Initiatives. Position supported by Lorraine Bressler.
10:45 pm | Level 1, Gallery 156

Now Speak! In Your Own Words hosted by Epicenter Community
9:30–11 pm | Level 1, Gallery 158

mfaNOW Overnight Special Event
The Boston Globe presents a Double Session
10–11:30 pm | Remis Auditorium
Tickets at Linde Family Wing entrance; first come, first served.

Chief Chat hosted by SPARK Boston
Midnight–1 am | Level 1, Gallery 158

Film: A Scanner Darkly (2006)
1 am | Level 1, Remis Auditorium
100 minutes

The Great Debate hosted by Tory Bullock
1:30–2:30 am | Level 1, Gallery 158

For Families

Messy Mornings
7–10 am | Level 1, Rooms 159 and 160
Join us bright and early to explore line! 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 lovely lines. 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.

Don’t miss the final overnight

mfaNOW Overnight: Last Call
9 pm–9 am | Friday, December 9–Saturday, December 10, 2016

Above: Courtesy Natasha Moustache.