Special Event

MFA Late Nites

Friday, March 22, 2024
8:00 pm–1:00 am
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ticket Required

Advance tickets have sold out. Tickets are still available for purchase in person at the Huntington Avenue Entrance, starting at 8 pm, the night of the event.

Tickets at the door
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Thanks for joining us the past October. We’ll see you at our next Late Nites event on May 10—mark your calendars now!

Kick off your weekend on Friday, March 22, at MFA Late Nites! This after-hours party celebrates the new exhibition “Hallyu! The Korean Wave,” complete with dancing and DJs, pop-up performances, exploring the galleries, art-making activities, and more.

Just Announced!

Don’t miss special performances by Ailee, 1MILLION Dance Studio, and HYPNOSISTHERAPY! Space for the main stage in our Shapiro Family Courtyard is limited, so we encourage you to arrive early. Follow @mfaboston for a set time announcement the day of the event.

Food and Drink

Available for purchase
8 pm–12:30 am

Food Options

Comfort Food

Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Purchase food tickets on-site in Sharf Visitor Center.


Level LG, Garden Cafeteria
Level 1, Taste

Drink Options

Full Bars

Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Level 1, Sharf Visitor Center
Level 2, 465 Bar and Restaurant

Wine, Beer, and Soft Drinks

Level LG, Garden Cafeteria
Level 1, Taste

Events and Performances

The Korean Wave

8 pm–1 am
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Immerse yourself in the Korean Wave with performances from local dance crews OFFBRND and Hush Crew. Plus, hear the best of K-pop from New York City’s DJ Peach.

Light Sticks and Photo Albums

Show off your K-pop fandom by bringing your own light sticks and photo albums. Head to the info table in the Lower Rotunda to pick up a free 14x14 “Hallyu!“-themed tote bag that you can store your swag in. Bags are available while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis. Only K-pop light sticks and photo albums are allowed; other items are not allowed in the building.

All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Backpacks and large bags are not permitted. All other smaller bags are strongly discouraged, and may need to be checked in the Coat Room upon entry. Hand sanitizer and outside food or beverage are not permitted.

K-Lounge Fan Meetup

8 pm–1 am
465 Bar and Restaurant

Join K-Pop in Mass to create your very own bracelet inspired by your favorite group and trade photo cards with fellow collectors. Enjoy a full bar with “Hallyu!”-branded cup sleeves (available while supplies last)!

Spotlight Talk: Korea’s Last Dynasty

9 and 9:30 pm
Gallery 179

The Joseon dynasty, the last dynasty of Korea, is known for beginning diplomatic relations with the United States in the late 19th century. During this period, the traditional values of Korean Confucianism and the influence of Western culture coexisted in Korean society. Take a deep dive into the turbulent history of this time by looking closely at traditional hanging scrolls as well as a photograph of Percival Lowell. How can these objects and their stories help us understand Korean culture today?

With Malgeum Kim and Yeonji Song, Korea Foundation interns.

K-Pop Random Play Dance

9 and 10:30 pm
Gallery 168

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.

노래방 Lounge

9 pm–1 am
Riley Seminar Room

Channel your inner K-pop idol in the 노래방 karaoke lounge with DJ Dayglow. Request a song, then pretend you’re on the South Korean TV program Music Bank and sing your heart out! Bring a drink into the lounge and try out new looks with fun props while you perform.

Art Making

Small Decorative Bowls

8 pm–Midnight (last entry 11:45 pm)
Level 1, Druker Family Pavilion

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

Wheelchair accessible symbol

Wheelchair accessible

Event Policies

Guests of all ages are welcome; visitors wishing to consume alcohol must be 21+. Valid ID with proof of age is required to purchase alcohol. Food and drink will be available for purchase; no outside food or beverage allowed.

No reentry.

All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Backpacks and large bags are not permitted. All other smaller bags are strongly discouraged, and may need to be checked in the Coat Room upon entry.

The MFA has a strict no smoking policy; this includes vaporizers.

The MFA reserves the right to deny entry or to ask guests to leave at any time.

All Museum policies apply to after-hours events. Please follow guidance of Museum staff regarding permitted areas for food and drink and other safety measures.

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