Free Community Day Celebrates 20th Anniversary of MFA Director Malcolm Rogers

Mayor Walsh Declares Sunday, September 7 "Malcolm Rogers Day"

BOSTON, MA (September 4, 2014)—On Sunday, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) opens its doors for a free MFA Community Day: Celebrating 20 Years of Director Malcolm Rogers. From 10 am-4:45 pm, the Museum will offer 20 things to do, including family activities, performances and special art-making sessions led by Shinique Smith. In honor of Rogers' 20th anniversary at the MFA, Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared Sunday "Malcolm Rogers Day" in the City of Boston.

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Sunday, September 7

  • 10am: Malcolm Rogers opens Huntington Avenue doors and greets the first visitors in line
  • 10am-4:45pm: Artist Demonstration by Diablo Glass School outside the Museum
  • 11am-Noon; 2-3pm: Art-making sessions with Shinique Smith
  • 11:30am and 12:30pm: Revolution of Hope musical performance
  • Noon: Rogers and Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu welcome visitors in Shapiro Family Courtyard
  • 3:30pm: Performance Gesture I: Unraveling in "Shinique Smith: BRIGHT MATTER"


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue

Social Media channels will use the hashtag #MR20 to highlight the festivities surrounding Rogers' anniversary, with fans and followers invited to participate on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information visit our press release.

MFA Community Day: Celebrating 20 Years of Ann and Graham Gund Director Malcolm Rogers is supported by The Malcolm Rogers 20th Anniversary Fund.

Open seven days a week, hours for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), are Saturday through Tuesday, 10 am–4:45 pm; and Wednesday through Friday, 10 am–9:45 pm. Admission (which includes one repeat visit within 10 days) is $25 for adults and $23 for seniors and students age 18 and older, and includes entry to all galleries and special exhibitions. Admission is free for University Members and youths age 17 and younger. Wednesday nights after 4 pm admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25). MFA Members are always admitted for free. The MFA is recognized for the quality and scope of its collection, which includes an estimated 500,000 objects. The Museum has more than 140 galleries displaying its encyclopedic collection, which includes Art of the Americas; Art of Europe; Contemporary Art; Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa; Art of the Ancient World; Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; Textile and Fashion Arts; and Musical Instruments. The Museum’s mobile MFA Guide is available at ticket desks and the Sharf Visitor Center for $5, members; $6, non-members; and $4, youths. The Museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Patriots’ Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For more information, visit or call 617.267.9300. The MFA is located on the Avenue of the Arts at 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.