Juneteenth at MFA Boston

Wed Jun 19, 2024
10:00am to 5:00pm ET
Age: All ages
Price: Free for Massachusetts residents
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

On June 19, 2024, join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

Admission to the MFA is free for all Massachusetts residents on Juneteenth.

Activities include:

Art Fair with Mission Hill Main Streets
10 am–3 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Drop-In Art Making: Collage
10 am–4 pm (last entry 3:45 pm)
Huntington Avenue Lawn (rain location Druker Family Pavilion)

Photo Booth
10 am–4 pm
Sharf Visitor Center

Free Guided Tours
10:30 am, Noon, and 1:30 pm Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
ASL Interpreter at noon tour

Drag Story Hour with Arabella Ladesse
11 am and Noon
Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)
ASL Interpreter at 11am reading

Face Painting
11 am–3 pm
Huntington Avenue Lawn (rain location: Sharf Visitor Center)

Boston City Singers Presents ‘Freedom’
11:30 am and 1 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard
ASL Interpreter at 1 pm

Blackness Is Monumental
Riley Seminar Room
At 1:30 and 2:30 pm, gather to hear a reading of The Artivist (2023), an award-winning picture book by Nikkolas Smith about how kids can combine art and activism in their daily lives.

Boston Latin School Step Squad
12:15 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center
1:30 and 2:30 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.