The MFA turns 150 in 2020—join us for a year of celebration! A rolling series of events, special exhibitions, programs, and initiatives honors the MFA’s legacy in the cultural community.

More events and initiatives will be announced throughout the year—check back often!

Bank of America has generously sponsored the MFA’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.

Black Histories, Black Futures

January 20, 2020–June 20, 2021

An exhibition curated by local high school students, featuring work by 20th-century artists of color.

Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression

April 18–August 23, 2020

A once-in-a-generation chance to see all 35 of the MFA’s paintings by Monet.

MFA Block Party

June 26, 2020, 10 am–5 pm

Join us for a free fun family-friendly day to kick off summer at the MFA. Rain or shine, the Museum hosts a festive community get-together.

MFA Journey: Explore 150 Years in 15 Works of Art

In honor of our 150th anniversary, we’ve created a new tour of 15 objects—one for every decade of our 150-year history. Find these works of art throughout the Museum (print brochures are available at Sharf Visitor Center) or take your tour here.

Community Celebrations

Throughout 2020

Celebrate global cultures at the MFA with free performances, art making, and more.

MFA Stories

Throughout 2020

A monthly newsletter highlighting the people behind the most exciting projects and ideas at the MFA.

New Conservation Center

Summer 2020

A new center for discovery and learning opens with 22,000 square feet of dynamic space and six laboratories.

Center for Netherlandish Art

Fall 2020

The first of its kind in the US, a leading center launches to expand appreciation and scholarship for Netherlandish art.

Past Events

MFA 150: The Celebration Begins

February 5, 2020, 10 am–10 pm

Free admission all day. Join us to kick off our anniversary year!

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