MFA 150

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.

Watercolor painting of two figures dancing against a bright-yellow background

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.

impressionist painting, Grainstacks (Sunset), by Claude Monet

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.

Black and white photo of a group of students in one of the MFA galleries

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.

Visitors watching performance in Shapiro Family Courtyard during Lunar New Year celebration

Community Celebrations

Throughout 2020

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

curator discussing project with teens around table

MFA Stories

Throughout 2020

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

Architectural rendering of light-filled space with conservation area separated by glass wall

New Conservation Center

Summer 2020

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

Members of the STEAM Team speak with conservator Rhona MacBeth, sitting next to oval painting on table

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

group of young people walking down Huntington staircase

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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