June 24, 2015
6–9:45 pm; free admission after 4 pm

Celebrate Ann and Graham Gund Director Malcolm Rogers as he bids farewell to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (after nearly 21 years at the helm!). Malcolm has a history of “opening doors” and his impact can be felt throughout the Museum—from the Art of the Americas Wing and beautification of the surrounding campus to expanding community outreach and educational programs.

Enjoy free gelato and get “the scoop” from Malcolm about his future plans. We hope that you’ll join us and share your photos from the night on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MalcolmRogers.


Find Malcolm’s favorites
6–9:45 pm

    • Lime Green Icicle Tower (Shapiro Family Courtyard)—2,342 spikes represent thousands of reasons to thank Malcolm
    • The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit (Gallery 232)—painted by the artist he most admires
    • Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin (Gallery 243A)—Saint Luke’s preliminary sketch symbolizes new beginnings
    • Endlessly Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism (Gallery 259)—a memorable contemporary acquisition
    • Garrowby Hill (Gallery 265A)—close to Malcolm’s heart and native home in England
    • Two-handled jar, depicting Dionysos (Gallery 215 B)—a toast to Malcolm from the Greek god of wine

Free gelato
6–9 pm
Taste Café, Linde Family Wing

“Messages to Malcolm” art project
6–9 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard
• Share a message—or a drawing—with Malcolm.

Malcolm remarks
7 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Gallery Learning Programs

Artist Toolbox Cart: Sculpture in Gallery of European Modernism
5:30–8:30 pm
Gallery 155
•Learn from a gallery instructor what it takes to create sculptures like the ones in this gallery.

Artist Toolbox Cart: Painting in Impressionist Gallery
5:30–8:30 pm
Gallery 255
• Discover how Impressionists like Cézanne, Renoir, and Van Gogh painted their masterpieces.

Kimono Wednesday: Monet’s La Japonaise
6:15–6:30, 6:45–7:15, or 7:30–8 pm
Gallery 255
• Channel your inner Camille Monet and pose wearing a silk kimono just like hers in front of the portrait painted by her husband. Our favorite photos will be featured on Facebook and Instagram!

Claude Monet: Flirting with the Exotic
6, 6:30 and 7:15 pm (15 minutes each)
Gallery 255
• Hear about Monet’s La Japonaise and his wife Camille, who posed with a blonde wig in the painting.

Spotlight Talk: Meet the Conservators: Benjamin West Altarpiece Project
6, 6:30 and 7:15 pm (15 minutes each)
Conservation in Action Gallery (Gallery 208)
• Meet MFA conservators who are restoring Benjamin West’s Devout Men Taking the Body of Saint Stephen, originally placed behind the altar of the Church of Saint Stephen in London.

Gallery Talk: The MFA Garden and Japan
6–7 pm
Sharf Visitor Center
• Join guest lecturer Martha Wright to discover the history, symbolism, and inspiration behind the newly renovated Japanese Garden, Tenshin-en.

Drawing in the Galleries
6–9 pm
Gallery 142
• Sketch the sculptures of birds and paintings of angels in this gallery—feel free to just wing it!


Bravo Restaurant
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 2
• Open 5:30–8:30 pm

New American Café
Shapiro Family Courtyard
• Open until 8 pm

Taste Café
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 1
• Open until 9 pm