About the Tour

Join Christraud Geary, Curator Emerita of African and Oceanic Art, for a look at how African history and aesthetics have influenced modern art and culture over the years. Find out the true material used in Benin “bronzes,” hear from a great-great-granddaughter of an Oba (or king) of Benin, and see how African art objects appeared in their original settings.

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MFA Guide

Kids 17/under$4

Rent at any ticket desk, Sharf Visitor Center, and Gund Gallery (LG31). Or add to your online ticket purchase.

Assistive Listening System Audio Description Sign Language Interpretation

The mobile MFA Guide is free to visitors who are blind, low vision, Deaf, or hard of hearing. MFA Guides are touch screen players with a screen reading option and text transcripts, and includes hearing aid neckloops with t-switches as well as headsets. An American Sign Language tour offers a selection of MFA collection highlights, and audio description is available through much of the Museum.

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