Join us for our annual Memorial Day Open House. This year, the MFA offers free admission—including access to the special exhibition “Turner’s Modern World”—for Massachusetts residents. Celebrate the holiday with art and community!

Events and Activities

Drop-In Art Making: Handmade Paper

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

Between April and June the MFA is participating in Action Pact 2022: Ready, Resilient, Reinvented, a citywide effort to spotlight environmental sustainability and climate concerns. As part of Action Pact, join us to celebrate creative reuse, found materials, and biodiversity by making handcrafted paper. Transform paper recycled by staff from across the Museum into new, handmade sheets embedded with native, pollinator-friendly, and pesticide-free wildflower and meadow seeds.

Resource Fair with Mission Hill Main Streets

10 am–4 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Mission Hill Main Streets works with local businesses, residents, and institutions in Boston’s Mission Hill Neighborhood to revitalize local business and strengthen the community. Drop by to meet some of the organization’s partners and learn about the resources and programs they offer. Featuring: INFocus Camera Club, which promotes the art of photography in local communities and provides an environment for social and cultural exchange; artist Itsuo Kiritani, whose pen-and-ink sketches and large-scale paintings explore cityscapes in his native Japan as well as Mission Hill, where he currently lives; and Diablo Glass School, which offers unique courses and workshops in the art of glass—all in a fun, safe, and creative environment for all ages.


Supported by MFA Associates/MFA Senior Associates.

Arbella Insurance Foundation

Memorial Day Open House Art-Making Activity is sponsored by Arbella Insurance Foundation.

Action Pact Boston

Sustainability and environmental initiatives are in partnership with Action Pact Boston.