Open House

Memorial Day Open House

Monday, May 27, 2024
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tickets available in person on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free with a valid Massachusetts zip code.

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Start your summer off right at our annual Memorial Day Open House. This year, the MFA offers free admission—including access to the special exhibition “Hallyu! The Korean Wave”—for Massachusetts residents. Enjoy music, dance, art making, and more!

Events and Activities

Light-Up Neon Art

10 am–4 pm (last entry 3:45 pm)
Huntington Avenue Lawn (rain location: Education Center in the Druker Family Pavilion, 159)

Get inspired by “Hallyu! The Korean Wave,” then stop by to create neon art that glows!


Sharf Visitor Center

Channel your favorite K-pop idol and strike a pose in our “Hallyu!” photo booth.

Free Guided Tours

10:30 am, Noon, and 1:30 pm
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Wondering where to start your visit? Experience the Museum on a free 60-minute guided tour. Led by knowledgeable guides, look closely at artwork across the MFA’s collections. Learn more about old favorites and discover something new! Tours are free and registration is not required. Participants of all ages and experiences are welcome.

ASL Interpreter
Available at noon

Taekwondo Demonstration

11:30 am and 1 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Enjoy an interactive demonstration by instructors and diverse members of all ages from Massachusetts State Taekwondo Association and U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center Shrewsbury. Catch performances of traditional taekwondo, basic movements, etiquette, advanced kicks, and even board-breaking.

ASL Interpreter
Available at 1 pm

K-Pop Random Play Dance

Noon and 2 pm
Gallery 250

Participate in an eclectic celebration of K-pop dance and music throughout the years. Everyone is welcome to join! Hosted by Jamie Wong, dancer and one of the founders of Kosmic, a Boston based K-Pop dance crew.

Kimchi Demo

1:15pm and 3 pm
Gallery 168

Check out a one-of-a-kind Kimchi demo by Joon Son, founder of Kimchipapi Kitchen in Allston and Chef KT Joo, formerly of Radius, Menton, and Kamakura.

ASL Interpreter
Available at 3 pm


2 pm
Remis Auditorium

CelloGayageum is an exceptional intercultural musical duo comprised of cellist Sol Daniel Kim and gayageum player Dayoung Yoon. Drawing inspiration from the “Pavillon of Unification” in Berlin, a city with a tragic history of war, division, and reunification, they have seamlessly blended the musical cultures and instruments of the cello and gayageum to create a harmonious symbiosis in both sound and style.

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Wheelchair accessible


The Museum is committed to accessibility for all visitors. If you need accommodations for you to attend, please reach out to or 617-267-9300.

Event Policies

All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Backpacks, large bags, all liquids including hand sanitizer and sunscreen, and outside food or drink are not permitted. Exceptions are made for medical or religious needs. All bags are strongly discouraged, and any bags larger than 11” x 15” must be checked in the Coat Room upon entry.


Supported by MFA Associates/MFA Senior Associates.

With gratitude to the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Boston.