MFA Boston Offers Free Admission on Mother's Day, Sponsored by Highland Street Foundation

On Sunday, May 8, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is offering free admission in celebration of Mother’s Day, made possible by Highland Street Foundation. Free tickets will be available in person on a first-come, first-served basis for both general admission and access to Turner’s Modern World, which requires specific entry times due to limited capacity.

Highland Street Foundation’s sponsorship is made in honor of JoAnn McGrath, who established the organization with her husband David McGrath, Jr. in 1989, and has long supported the MFA, including in her current role as Honorary Advisor on the Board of Trustees.

“The MFA has always been a special place for my mom, JoAnn, which is why we are delighted to open its doors for free this Mother’s Day, so families and the community as a whole can celebrate all moms at the MFA,” said David McGrath, Trustee of the Highland Street Foundation.

In addition to Turner’s Modern World, visitors can explore the recently opened exhibitions Philip Guston Now, Real Photo Postcards: Pictures from a Changing Nation and Weng Family Collection of Chinese Painting: Art Rocks and the recently unveiled galleries for the art of ancient Greece, Rome and the Byzantine Empire. The Museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Free admission for Bank of America cardholders made possible through Bank of America's Museums on Us.

About the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Founded on February 4, 1870, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), stands on the historic homelands of the Massachusett people, a site which has long served as a place of meeting and exchange among different nations. The Museum opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876—the nation’s centennial—at its original location in Copley Square. In 1909, the MFA moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue and today, the Museum houses a global collection encompassing nearly 500,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary.

Open five days a week, the MFA’s hours are Saturday through Monday, 10 am–5 pm; Thursday, 10 am–5 pm; and Friday 10 am–10 pm. The Museum is located at 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. For more information, call 617.267.9300, visit or follow the MFA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Highland Street Foundation

Founded in 1989, the Highland Street Foundation is committed to addressing the most pressing needs and concerns for children and families in Massachusetts. Highland Street Foundation provides access and opportunities in education, housing, mentorship, health care, environment, and the arts.


Sarah Drumm