Special Event

ASL Night

Thursday, May 16, 2024
5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Included with General Admission
Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 17:00:00 2024-05-16 22:00:00 ASL Night 05/16/2024 5–10 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

Join us at the MFA’s seventh annual ASL Night, a celebration of Deaf culture welcoming members of the Deaf community and friends! The evening highlights and features the art, language, and culture of the community. Stop by for American Sign Language tours, performances, art-making activities, and more.

All programs are presented in either American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation or English with ASL interpretation.

Special General Admission and “Hallyu!” Pricing after 5 pm on May 16

Enjoy $5 minimum, pay-what-you-wish general admission (available in person day of, starting at 5 pm) and $5 minimum, pay-what-you-wish admission to “Hallyu! The Korean Wave” (advance “Hallyu!” tickets available online now).

Events and Activities

Drop-In Art Making: Small Decorative Bowls

5–9 pm (last entry 8:45 pm)
Druker Family Pavilion 

Get inspired by “Hallyu! The Korean Wave” then decorate your own small ceramic bowl to use for trinkets or jewelry.

ASL Interpreter

Resource Fair

5–9 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Drop by to meet representatives from Deaf Inc, the MFA, and the Boston Public Library to learn about the resources and programs they offer.

ASL and Voice Interpreters

DEAFinitely Dance

5:30 and 6:30 pm
Shapiro Family courtyard

Don’t miss two opportunities to see young Deaf, DeafBlind, hard of hearing, and hearing dancers perform dance combinations merging ASL, hip-hop, b-boy, and breakdancing.

ASL with Voice Interpreter


Sharf Visitor Center

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

Art-Making Demo with Takiyah Harris

6 and 7 pm
Gallery 168

Catch a one-of a-kind art-making demo with Takiyah Harris, haptic artist and photographer. Learn how to make a clay hand motif inspired by affirmation and resistance symbols.

ASL with Voice Interpreter

Community Perspectives: ‘The Dressing Table’

6:15 pm
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Darian Burwell Gambrell, executive director of Deaf Inc, highlights The Dressing Table (1945) by John Wilson in American Sign Language. Founded in 1977, Deaf Inc is the only Massachusetts community-based, multiservice nonprofit run by and for Deaf, DeafBlind, hard of hearing, and late-deafened adults.

ASL with Voice Interpreter

Silent Rhythms

6:45–8 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Join Kerry Thompson, founder of Silent Rhythms, in a groundbreaking class that brings members of the Deaf and hearing communities together with a basic American Sign Language lesson followed by a basic salsa lesson. Practice your new ASL and dance skills simultaneously. For all levels, ages, and abilities.

ASL with Voice Interpreter
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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 access@mfa.org or 617-267-9300.