Special Event

MFA Late Nites

Friday, May 10, 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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Kick off your weekend on Friday, May 10, at MFA Late Nites! This after-hours party features dancing and DJs, pop-up performances, exploring the galleries, art-making activities, and more. In celebration of the styles on view in the exhibitions “Dress Up” and “Hallyu! The Korean Wave,” you’re invited to wear your flyest outfits and express yourself through fashion. All looks—from the most in vogue to completely unique—are welcome!

Food and Drink

Available for purchase
8 pm–12:30 am

Food Options

Comfort Food

Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Purchase comfort food tickets in advance in Sharf Visitor Center.

Full Bars

Level 1, Sharf Visitor Center
Level 2, 465 Bar and Restaurant

Wine, Beer, and Snacks

Level G, Calderwood Courtyard
Level 1, Taste


8 pm–12:30 am

Gund Gallery Shop

Level LG, Art of the Americas Wing

Bookstore and Shop

Level 1, Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

Events and Performances

U-KEY and Kelvin Sylvester

8 pm–1 am
Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard

Dance the night away with DJ sets from U-KEY and Kelvin Sylvester featuring lively disco, funk, and house gems that are sure to keep you grooving!

Proxima Touch

8 pm–1 am
Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard

Nhode Island, an innovative interactive studio, specializes in crafting immersive experiences. Check out their latest project, Proxima Touch, which transforms the walls of the MFA’s Shapiro Family Courtyard into dynamic interactive canvases. Projectors provided by Illuminus Boston.

Spotlight Talk: A Queer Eye on Dressing Up

9–9:15 pm
Level 1, Gallery 158

Join theo tyson, curator of fashion, to explore the influences and inspirations that mainstream fashion trends have derived from queer culture and history—from Donna Summer, the queen of disco, to shoe designer Thom Solo.

Heterobota: The Language of Tomorrow

8 pm–Midnight, with remarks at 10 pm
Druker 159

Hallyu became a cultural phenomenon in part due to its emphasis on technological innovation and creative expression. Today, few things exemplify that dual commitment as much the Spot robot dogs created by Boston Dynamics. In this thrilling interactive performance, artist Agnieszka Pilat passes her brushes on to two of these robots—named Basia and Omuzana—and lets them paint autonomously. This collaborative act of creation stands at the intersection between technological evolution and artistic tradition. Presented in partnership with Boston Dynamics and Hyundai Motor Company.

Diva’s Discotheque

8 pm–1 am
465 Bar and Restaurant

Grab a drink and hit the dance floor at a retro discotheque inspired by the exhibition “Dress Up.” This blast from the past features go-go dancing queer artists Violencia Exclamation Point, Pristine Christine, Aurora, Candace Persuasion, Natasha Mo, and Larissa Montes dressed like celebrities such as Boy George, Miss Piggy, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Britney Spears, and features music from across the decades by legendary Boston DJs, L’Duke and Colby Drasher. On your way to the dance floor, stop by a pop-up art gallery featuring bold new paintings by the multitalented Drasher.

Art Making

Hydro-Dipped Beads and Bangles

8 pm–Midnight, last entry 11:45 pm
Level 1, Riley Seminar Room

Get inspired by “Dress Up,” then create your own wearable art by transferring floating marbled paint onto a wooden bangle or set of beads using a process called hydro-dipping.

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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Ticket Information

All ticket sales are final. Tickets may not be refunded or exchanged.

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