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Venue:Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
Dates:Friday, June 9, 2023
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Special Events
pride at the mfa photoThe Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), joins Pride festivities with an evening of Spotlight Talks highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists and a screening of The Watermelon Woman, a landmark of queer cinema. Pride at the MFA is free with general admission.

Spotlight Talks will take place in the exhibitions The Provincetown Printmakers, Jess T. Dugan: Coupled and Stories Artists Tell: Art of the Americas, the 20th Century.

The screening of The Watermelon Woman at 7:00pm is presented in partnership with Wicked Queer: Bostonís LGBTQ+ Film Festival and Boston Pride for the People.

The film tells the story of Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye), a 20-something Black lesbian struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, a beautiful and elusive 1930s Black film actress popularly known as the Watermelon Woman.

While uncovering the meaning of Richardsís life, Cheryl experiences an upheaval in her own: her love affair with Diana (Guinevere Turner), a beautiful white woman, and her interactions with the gay and Black communities are subject to the comic yet biting criticism of her best friend, Tamara (Valerie Walker).

Meanwhile, each answer Cheryl discovers about the Watermelon Woman evokes a flurry of new questions about herself and her future.

Presented in partnership with Boston Spirit magazine.

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5:00pm - 10:00pm
7:00pm Movie Screening: The Watermelon Woman

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Pride at the MFA is free with general admission.



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