Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)
Join us for our annual Memorial Day Open House. This year, the MFA offers free admission—including access to the special exhibition “Turner’s Modern World”—for Massachusetts residents. Celebrate the holiday with art and community!
In addition to exploring Museum collection galleries and special exhibitions, visitors can take part in a family-friendly art-making activity on the Huntington Avenue Lawn inspired by the MFA's participation in Action Pact 2022, a citywide effort to spotlight environmental sustainability and climate concerns. From 10 am to 3 pm, visitors can transform paper recycled by staff from across the Museum into new, handmade sheets embedded with native, pollinator-friendly, and pesticide-free wildflower and meadow seeds.
Events and Activities:
Drop-In Art Making: Handmade Paper
10 am–3 pm
Huntington Avenue Lawn (rain location: Education Center in the Druker Family Pavilion, 159)
Between April and June the MFA is participating in Action Pact 2022: Ready, Resilient, Reinvented, a citywide effort to spotlight environmental sustainability and climate concerns.
As part of Action Pact, join us to celebrate creative reuse, found materials, and biodiversity by making handcrafted paper. Transform paper recycled by staff from across the Museum into new, handmade sheets embedded with native, pollinator-friendly, and pesticide-free wildflower and meadow seeds.
Resource Fair with Mission Hill Main Streets
10 am–4 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard
Mission Hill Main Streets works with local businesses, residents, and institutions in Boston’s Mission Hill Neighborhood to revitalize local business and strengthen the community. Drop by to meet some of the organization’s partners and learn about the resources and programs they offer.
Featuring: INFocus Camera Club, which promotes the art of photography in local communities and provides an environment for social and cultural exchange; artist Itsuo Kiritani, whose pen-and-ink sketches and large-scale paintings explore cityscapes in his native Japan as well as Mission Hill, where he currently lives; and Diablo Glass School, which offers unique courses and workshops in the art of glass—all in a fun, safe, and creative environment for all ages.
Free Tickets available in person on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free with a valid Massachusetts zip code.
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA map
Phone: (617) 267-9300
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