Special Event

MFA Late Nites

Friday, October 20, 2023
8:00 pm–1:00 am
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ticket Required

Tickets 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 in spring 2024 for Late Nites on March 22 and May 10—mark your calendars now!

Kick off your weekend on Friday, October 20, at MFA Late Nites! This after-hours party celebrates the new exhibitions “Fashioned by Sargent” and “Strong Women in Renaissance Italy,” complete with dancing and DJs, pop-up performances, exploring the galleries, art-making activities, and more.

Events and performances are curated by Outlaud, a collective and cultural agency that aims to strengthen and create opportunities for the artistic and economic advancement of independent artists and cultural workers in Massachusetts.


Level LG

Fashioned by Sargent Gund Gallery, LG31

Level 1

Ellsworth Kelly: The Plant Lithographs Gallery 148
Tiny Treasures: The Magic of Miniatures Gallery 155
Matthew Wong: The Realm of Appearances Gallery 158
Community Arts Initiative: From Farm to Craft Table Gallery 168
Strong Women in Renaissance Italy Gallery 184

Level 2

Tender Loving Care: Contemporary Art from the Collection Galleries 259–263
The Banner Project: Sheida Soleimani Gallery 265

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 G, Calderwood Courtyard
Level 1, Taste Café
Level 2, 465 Bar and Restaurant

Drink Options

Wine, Beer, and Soft Drinks

Level 1, Taste Café

Full Bar

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

Beer Garden

Level G, Calderwood Courtyard

Events and Performances

Outlaud Presents: An Outlaw Renaissance

8 pm–1 am
Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard

Audacious creativity meets modern-day anarchy. Join a party inspired by the energy of “Fashioned by Sargent” and “Strong Women in Renaissance Italy,” and featuring performances by Oompa, Grimey Gurt, KEI, Gogo, Notebook P, DayDaDon, Big Body Kweeng, and Cakeswagg, as well as DJ sets by Real P, DJ Snax, and Brandi Chanel.

Outlaud Speakeasy R&B Lounge

8 pm–Midnight
Level 2, 465 Bar and Restaurant

Grab a signature cocktail and enjoy the soulful and eclectic sound of Chocolate Factory with special guest performances by Tricia Reed and Miranda Rae.

The Gathering

8 pm–Midnight
Level 1, Gallery 168

Every outlaw has an origin story. Take a seat at the table with us as we honor those before us. A modern response to The Last Supper.

Styled by Outlaud

8 pm–Midnight
Level 1, Gallery 268

Fashion happens fast. Let’s move slowly together and wander through racks of curated looks by modern modistes of Boston.

Ten Tiny Talks

8:40 pm–Midnight, every 20 minutes
Level 1, Gallery 155

Stop by the exhibition “Tiny Treasures: The Magic of Miniatures” to catch a short talk led by the people that helped bring the show to life, from the video on the wall to the mounts used to hold the miniscule objects. Hear from curators, artists, members of the MFA Teen Arts Council, and more!

TLC Show and Tell

9 and 10 pm
Level 2, Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

Boston-based artists Marilyn Pappas and Lucy Kim, whose work is featured in “Tender Loving Care,” will show a bit of their materials and practice while they tell audiences about their respective artworks in the new contemporary exhibition.

Art Making

Tiny Pendants

8 pm–Midnight; last entry 11:45 pm
Level 1, Druker Studios

Get inspired by “Tiny Treasures: The Magic of Miniatures,” then create your own pendant using collage materials and mixed media!

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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