Join us at the next event connecting visitors to art, culture, and community and see why Boston magazine named us Best Museum of 2018! The diverse event lineup features late-night programming in partnership with local organizations, artists, and more. Guests can get a sneak peek of “Gender Bending Fashion” before it opens to the public, explore the galleries and engage in art making. There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to pop-up performances, intriguing bites, and much more.
Level 1, Gallery 155
Level 1, Gallery 158
Level 1, Galleries 169
Level 1, Galleries 170
Art of Africa
Level 1, Galleries 171 and 172
Level 2, Galleries 260–264
Food and Drink
Available for purchase.
8 pm–Midnight, Shapiro Family Courtyard and Sharf Visitor Center
Street food options and drinks
8 pm–1:30 am, Level G, Garden Cafeteria
8 pm–1:30 am, Level 1
Wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks.
Hip Hop and Haute Couture
Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard
8–9 pm, DJ Boston Chery
9–9:30 pm, JABS Live Performance
9:30–10 pm, DJ Boston Chery
10–10:30pm, Billy Dean Thomas
10:30–11 pm, DJ Boston Chery
11–11:30 pm, Vintage Lee
11:30 pm–Midnight, DJ Slick Vick
Midnight–12:30 am, Billy Dean Thomas
12:35–12:45 am, Neon Calypso Live Performance
12:45–2 am, DJ Slick Vick
Curated by Billy Dean Thomas. Features designs by Michelle Villada.
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Level 1, Linde 168
“Ungendering Fashion” presented by dapperQ
Level 1, Linde 168
8:45–9:35 pm, A/C SPACE
9:45–10:30 pm, Stuzo Clothing
10:45–11:35 pm, SALT
11:45 pm–12:35 am, LANDEROS NEW YORK
Each designer will present their collections in custom, interactive installations.
Level 1, Riley Seminar Room, 156
Express yourself in the Karaoke Lounge with DJ Dayglow! Request a song and head over to the Riley Seminar Room to belt it out! Bring your drink into the lounge, and try out a new look with fun props and accessories while you perform.
Events and Activities
Late Nite Looks
9 pm–1 am, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion Rooms 159 and160
Get inspired by boundary-pushing designs in “Gender Bending Fashion.” Create your own haute couture-style accessory, then snap a photo to share at #MFALateNites.
8 pm–Midnight, Level 2, Gallery 268
Fluide (www.fluide.us / @fluidebeauty) is a collection of high-impact, cruelty-free makeup for all all skin tones, gender expressions, and gender identities. Fluide’s Beauty Bar will feature an on-site makeup artist, pop-up shop, and DIY makeup station for guests to create bold, playful looks to keep them shining all night long.
8 pm, Level 2, Gallery 268
Maker Market highlights queer, trans, and gender non-conforming artists making work in Boston and beyond. Find your new favorite ’zine, a boldly designed poster, evocative jewelry, and more at their tables.
Spotlight Talks: Graciela Iturbide’s Iconic Angel Woman/Mujer Ángel
9:30, 10, and 10:30 pm, Gallery 158
Hear from exhibition curator Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Curator of Photographs, about how Iturbide’s images bear witness not only to Mexican society, but express an intense personal, poetic lyricism about her native country in this discussion of Angel Woman/Mujer Ángel.
Guests of all ages are welcome; visitors wishing to consume alcohol must be 21+. Valid ID with proof of age is required to purchase alcohol. Food and drink will be available for purchase; no outside food or beverage allowed.
All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Backpacks and large bags are not permitted. All other smaller bags are strongly discouraged, and may need to be checked in the Coat Room upon entry.
The MFA has a strict no smoking policy; this includes vaporizers.
The MFA reserves the right to deny entry or to ask guests to leave at any time.
All Museum policies apply to after-hours events. Please follow guidance of Museum staff regarding permitted areas for food and drink and other safety measures.
All ticket sales are final. Tickets may not be refunded or exchanged.