Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day with these activities for all ages. Honor women artists in “Women Take the Floor” and throughout the MFA’s collection.

Big Sister Boston

10 am–5 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard

Learn about Big Sister Boston's programs and sign up today.

Family Art Making

Collaged Cards

10 am–2:30 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard

Visit Gallery 332 and see many images of mothers and children. Look at Alice Neel’s painting Linda Nochlin and Daisy, Rosalind Solomon’s photograph Mother and Daughter, and the photograph by Wendy Red Star. Downstairs in Shapiro Family Courtyard, design a card for a woman in your life that you love.

Talks and Tours

ASL tour of “Women Take the Floor”

10:30 am, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

ASL only
No voice interpretation

Graduate Student Spotlight Talks

Short talks on works by women artists

Laura Coombs Hills’s The Nymph

11 am, Gallery 223

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s Pentagon

11:30 am, Gallery 175

Maria Montoya Martinez’s Jar

Noon, Gallery 326

Anni Albers’s “Dotted” Weaving

Noon, Gallery 328

Spotlight Talk

Modern Woman: Impressions from Mary Cassatt

1–1:15, 2–2:15 and 3–3:15 pm, Gallery 226

Curated Conversation

Women Take the Floor: An Artist’s Perspective

2–3 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Join artist and printer Carolyn Muskat to walk through the exhibition as she elaborates on the renaissance of printmaking in the US through the successes of three women.


Porsha O

3:30–4 pm, Gallery 332

Boston’s poet laureate performs in “Women Take the Floor.”

Presented with support from the Azi Djazani Fund.

Interactive Art

Now, Speak! by Amalia Pica

Gallery 332

Take the floor! Activate Pica’s art when you read a speech from the podium.

Special Viewing: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs by Women

12–4 pm, Morse Study Room, 107

Come into the MFA’s print room and view original works on paper by women.

Related Event

Film: Tiger Girl

2:30–5 pm, Remis Auditorium
$10 members, $13 nonmembers

A beloved Soviet classic, Tiger Girl is about a young woman from a circus family who aspires to perform with tigers against the objections of everyone around her.

Wheelchair accessible symbol

Wheelchair accessible

Past Dates and Times

Sunday, March 8, 2020