Join us for an all-night party taking place in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art as part of #mfaNOW, a season celebrating contemporary art and artists. Enter through the Linde Family Wing Entrance after the Museum closes to discover the bold art of LA-based artist Frances Stark, rarely seen after-hours footage of Christian Marclay’s 24-hour video collage The Clock, abstract prints by Terry Winters, provocative works from the MFA’s collection, and an unexpected line-up of programming inside and outside the building.
Food and drink available for purchase. Enjoy food trucks and lawn games, live music and DJs, lectures, artist demonstrations, performance art, and more. Dance all night, stargaze in the courtyard, or lace up your kicks for a late-night run outside the Museum. Late nights not your thing? Stop by early for coffee and conversation, kids’ art making and story hour, or yoga in the galleries.
Free entry ends at 9 am, but if you’re already here, stay and enjoy the day at the MFA.
On social media, #mfaNOW and live streaming onsite encourage followers to share their experiences and spread the word about what’s happening in real time NOW—from film and food to talks with artists, activists, and change makers.
UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991–2015
Multiple locations, Levels 1 and 2
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Terry Winters: The Structure of Things
Imogen Cunningham: In Focus
“Political Intent” and “Beyond Limits”
Available for purchase
Taste Café 6 pm–9 am
Coffee, tea, wine, beer (until 2 am), soft drinks, snacks
Moonlight Bar 8 pm–2 am
Calderwood Courtyard (enter through Garden Cafeteria)
Draft beer and wine (until 2 am), soft drinks Rain location: Garden Cafeteria
Bravo 10 pm–2 am
Cocktails, wine, beer (until 2 am), soft drinks
8 pm–12:30 am | Calderwood Courtyard (Rain location: Garden Cafeteria)
8 pm–5 am | Gallery 168
12:30–5 am | Bravo
Dance with this DJ collective focused on highlighting marginalized and emerging performers, musical styles, and putting women in headlining and leadership positions.
Events And Activities
Outside: Linde Family Wing grounds and parking lot
Lecture: Frances Stark: UH-OH
6:30–7:30 pm | Remis Auditorium
Free lecture tickets are available at Remis Auditorium Box Office starting at 6 pm. First come, first served; limited availability.
Trust (The Presence of Secrets)
6 pm–10 am | Gallery 264
Live Painting/Graffiti by MerkThose
6 pm–1 am | Outside: Linde Family Wing grounds and parking lot
Cancelled in inclement weather.
8 pm–Midnight | Room 159
8, 8:30, 9, and 9:30 pm | Gallery 158
The Island of Dr. Miró with MIT’s Hacking Arts
6 pm–9 am | G86 (outside Garden Cafeteria)
9, 10, 11 pm, and Midnight | Remis Auditorium
Join hosts Tory Bullock and Maria Molteni for a live streaming interactive experience.
Drawing After Dark
9 pm–Midnight | Gallery 169
Late-Night Run (around the Museum) with Heartbreak Hill Running Company
10 pm | Outside: Meet at Linde Family Wing Entrance
9 pm–1 am | outside Gallery 158
Visit the MassVOTE booth to register to vote.
Film: Blade Runner: The Final Cut
1 am | Remis Auditorium (117 minutes)
Pop-Up Performance: DEAD ART STAR
1 am | Gallery 261
3 am | Calderwood Courtyard
Hosted by Equinox
Sessions at 7 and 8 am | Gallery 265
7–10 am | Room 159
Listen to music, get messy, and play with art-making materials.
9–10 am | Gallery 170
Above: Courtesy Natasha Moustache.