Friday, March 15–Saturday, March 16, 2019
8:00 pm–2:00 am
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Advance tickets are sold out. Tickets will be available for purchase in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Huntington Avenue Entrance starting March 15 at 8 pm.

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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.


Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity

Level 1, Gallery 155

Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico

Level 1, Gallery 158

Postwar Visions: European Photography, 1945–60

Level 1, Galleries 169

Radical Geometries: Bauhaus Prints, 1919–33

Level 1, Galleries 170

Art of Africa

Level 1, Galleries 171 and 172

Gender Bending Fashion

Level 2, Galleries 260–264

Food and Drink

Available for purchase.

Tasting Menu

8 pm–Midnight, Shapiro Family Courtyard and Sharf Visitor Center

Street food options and drinks

Beer Garden

8 pm–1:30 am, Level G, Garden Cafeteria

Taste Café

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.

MFA Sing

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.

Beauty Bar

8 pm–Midnight, Level 2, Gallery 268

Fluide ( / @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.

Maker Market

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.

Friday, March 15–Saturday, March 16, 2019

Advance tickets are sold out. Tickets will be available for purchase in person on a first-come, first-served basis at the Huntington Avenue Entrance starting March 15 at 8 pm.

Event Policies

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.

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Ticket Information

All ticket sales are final. Tickets may not be refunded or exchanged.

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MFA Late Nites is made possible by Trustee Dr. Jeffrey Leiden and his wife Lisa.