February 28–March 20, 2024

Exploring Jewish History and Art

Celebrate the opening of “Intentional Beauty: Jewish Ritual Art from the Collection,” Boston’s first gallery dedicated to Judaica, with this four-session course exploring the history of American Judaism, the making of the gallery, Jewish feminism, and illuminated manuscripts.

For more information and to purchase tickets for individual sessions, select from the section below.

Past Events


March 20, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Jewish art is full of often beautiful, always interesting depictions of home interiors, clothing, and families. What can we learn about Jewish life...


March 13, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

What we know of the past has everything to do with who is holding the lantern and the direction in which they cast the light. From the reclamation of...


March 6, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Take a closer look at highlights from the MFA’s new Judaica gallery and learn the stories behind them. Almost every work of art in “Intentional Beauty...


February 28, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Catch an illustrated presentation on American Judaism from 1654 to the present by the acclaimed scholar who wrote American Judaism: A History —a best...

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies

Livestream Tickets

The livestream ticket gives access to a live feed of the event that can be watched remotely. You must be logged in to the account used to purchase the ticket in order to access the livestream on the Video Content page. Please log in at least 5 minutes before the start of the event to test your connection.

Livestream ticket holders must watch the event live; there is no recording of the event available for viewing at a later time.