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Venue:Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
Dates:Only on 10/22, 11/19, 12/10 between 10/22/21 - 12/10/21
Ages:Teens, Adults
Cost:Free see below
Category:Arts & Culture
mfa college days fabric of a nation photoIn a special offer to University Members this fall, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is offering students, faculty and staff of participating institutions complimentary individual tickets to visit Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories during regular Museum hours on October 22, November 19 and December 10.

Tickets can be accessed exclusively in person on the day of visit by presenting a valid ID at the ticket desk; group visits cannot be accommodated at this time.

Opening October 10, Fabric of a Nation showcases 50 remarkable works dating from the 17th century to the present day that reveal a rich—and richly complicated—story of the nation’s shared history, contributing to the evolving conversation about what defines the American experience.

With more than 45 participating institutions, the MFA’s University Membership Program offers the college community unique opportunities to learn from artworks that span a range of cultures and time periods—from ancient to contemporary.

On view now and included with general admission, New Light: Encounters and Connections (through February 6, 2022) juxtaposes contemporary works—many by emerging as well as local or Boston-born artists—with rarely seen objects acquired earlier in the Museum’s history.

Also included with general admission, Paper Stories, Layered Dreams: The Art of Ekua Holmes (through January 23, 2022) focuses on the Roxbury artist’s award-winning children’s book illustrations that reflect her distinctive vision and commitment to Black imagery and representation.

Additional information about ticketing, exhibitions on view and more is available on

While the MFA is not offering group visits this fall, the Museum is constantly developing new offerings and resources for educators and students to engage with its global collection:

For students or faculty interesting in learning about careers in the museum field, a virtual panel discussion on October 22 engages MFA staff from the Conservation and Collections Management division to explore this area of museum work.

Attendees will also hear from former Conservation interns and learn more about the MFA’s new state-of-the art Conservation Center. Free tickets are now available to reserve on

Newly launched on, “A College Student’s Guide to the MFA” details everything students need to know about navigating the Museum and its collections, locating resources for research and more.

Students, faculty and staff, please contact Dalia Linssen, Head of Academic Engagement, for more information ([email protected]).

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