Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

Museum of Fine Arts in Boston Massachusetts Open House free admission event for North Shore and  families

The Museum of Fine Arts will honor Memorial Day with an Open House and will waive all admission fees. Visitors can enjoy complimentary admission to the MFA's galleries, family activities and performances. This year, the MFA offers free admission - including access to the special exhibition “Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence” - for Massachusetts residents. Celebrate the holiday with art and community!

Events and Activities

  • Light-Up Neon Art

  • 10am-4pm | Huntington Avenue Lawn (rain location: Education Center in the Druker Family Pavilion, 159)
  • Get inspired by “Hallyu! The Korean Wave,” then stop by to create neon art that glows!
  • Photobooth

  • 10am–4pm | Shapiro Family Courtyard
  • Channel your favorite K-pop idol and strike a pose in our “Hallyu!” photo booth.
  • Free Guided Tours

  • 10:30 am, Noon, & 1:30 pm | Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
  • Wondering where to start your visit? Experience the Museum on a free 60-minute guided tour. Led by knowledgeable guides, look closely at artwork across the MFA’s collections. Learn more about old favorites and discover something new! Tours are free and registration is not required. Participants of all ages and experiences are welcome.
  • Taekwondo Demonstration

  • 11:30 am and 1 pm
  • Shapiro Family Courtyard
  • Enjoy an interactive demonstration by instructors and diverse members of all ages from Massachusetts State Taekwondo Association and U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center Shrewsbury. Catch performances of traditional taekwondo, basic movements, etiquette, advanced kicks, and even board-breaking.
  • K-Pop Random Play Dance

  • Noon and 2pm | Gallery 250
  • Participate in an eclectic celebration of K-pop dance and music throughout the years. Everyone is welcome to join! Hosted by Jamie Wong, dancer and one of the founders of Kosmic, a Boston based K-Pop dance crew.
  • Kimchi Demo

  • 1:15pm and 3pm | Gallery 168
  • Check out a one-of-a-kind Kimchi demo by Joon Son, founder of Kimchipapi Kitchen in Allston and Chef KT Joo, formerly of Radius, Menton, and Kamakura.
  • CelloGayageum

  • 2 pm | Remis Auditorium
  • CelloGayageum is an exceptional intercultural musical duo comprised of cellist Sol Daniel Kim and gayageum player Dayoung Yoon. Drawing inspiration from the “Pavillon of Unification” in Berlin, a city with a tragic history of war, division, and reunification, they have seamlessly blended the musical cultures and instruments of the cello and gayageum to create a harmonious symbiosis in both sound and style.

 

When: 
Monday, May 29, 2023 10am-5pm
Prices: 
Free
Phone: 
617.267.9300
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