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Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)

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Official Website:Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)
Venue:Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
Location:465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA map
Phone:(617) 267-9300
Dates:Monday, May 29, 2017
Hours:10 am — 5 pm
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Seasonal Fun


Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)Mark Memorial Day with art-making activities, gallery tours, music, and film. Find inspiration in “Matisse in the Studio,” drop in on an array of family art-making activities or explore the galleries. Watch Sociedad Latina’s youth music ambassadors perform, and catch a screening of Orchestra of Exiles, the founding story of the Israeli Philharmonic.

Don’t miss a one-of-a-kind concert organized by the Jewish Arts Collaborative in honor of the special exhibition “Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross,” featuring musicians from around the world sharing songs of freedom and memory.

Special Events Schedule

Film: Orchestra of Exiles
11:30–1 pm, Alfond Auditorium

Orchestra of Exiles is the suspenseful chronicle of how one man helped to save Europe’s premier Jewish musicians from obliteration by the Nazis during World War II.

Free performance ticket required. Limited availability: first come, first served. Film tickets available at Alfond Auditorium ticket desk starting 30 minutes before show times.

Musical Performance: Sociedad Latina
Noon–12:30 pm, Remis Auditorium

Hear an original presentation by Sociedad Latina’s Youth Artists Mastery group, who have created a concert based on their discoveries made on recent visits the MFA.

Free performance ticket required. Limited availability: first come, first served. Performance tickets available at Remis Auditorium Box Office starting one hour before show times.

Songs of Freedom: A Concert by The Welcome Strangers
3–4 pm, Remis Auditorium

Commissioned and organized by the Jewish Arts Collaborative, Songs of Freedom features creative interpretations of songs of liberation and tolerance inspired by the homeland of each of the musicians in The Welcome Strangers, an ensemble of some of the region’s finest immigrant musicians.

Free performance ticket required. Limited availability: first come, first served. Performance tickets available at Remis Auditorium Box Office starting one hour before show times.


Art-Making Activities
- Artful Objects Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion Room 159, 10 am–4 pm
- Everyday Objects Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion Room 160, 10 am–4 pm
- Inspiring Objects Shapiro Family Courtyard, 10 am–4 pm
- Drawing in the Galleries Calderwood Courtyard, 11 am–3 pm (Rain location: Gallery 250)

Family Art Walks
10:30 am, Noon, and 1:30 pm
Assistive Listening System Sign Language Interpretation ASL Interpretation at 1:30 pm

Guided Tours
10:30, 11, 11:30 am, Noon, 12:30, 1, 2, and 3 pm
Assistive Listening System Sign Language Interpretation ASL Interpretation at 11:30 am

American Sign Language Tour
2:30 pm (with spoken English interpretation upon request)

CostTop

Free admission for all

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