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Museum of Fine Arts
Since the MFA is right across the street from Northeastern’s campus, it would be a shame not to visit for free. All you need to do is show your Husky ID at the ticket counter and you’ll be all set!
With 4 floors to explore and over 450,000 pieces of artwork spanning multiple centuries, you’ll be sure to find something that piques your interest. You can plan your trip with their catalog of permanent collections, or you can check out their current and upcoming exhibitions. Wander around the 4th largest museum in the United States and admire all that the MFA has to offer!
If you’re looking for more information during your visit, they also offer free, hour-long tours that highlight the best of their collections that run periodically throughout the day. You might also be around when the museum staff gives a 15 minute Spotlight Talk that delves deeper into a single piece of artwork.
Maybe your visit to the MFA inspired you to unleash your own creativity? Fortunately, the MFA holds events like artist demonstrations, where the best artists from the New England area are invited to showcase their work and talk about their creative processes. If you want to get your hands dirty, Drawing in the Galleries is a program that allows anyone to sketch off of the objects in their gallery and clothed, live models with guidance from a drawing instructor. The best part is, you don’t even need any experience or art supplies! For a full list of their recurring programs and their schedules, check out the MFA website.
There are also one-time events that are always happening at the MFA. As part of their mfaNOW program that celebrates contemporary art and artists, the museum will open their doors to guests for a free, overnight exhibition on September 17th! Tickets are free, but on a first-come, first-serve basis so get there early. There will be live DJs, food trucks, performance art and artist demonstrations to celebrate the best of contemporary art to date. Christian Marclay’s 24 hour video collage, “The Clock” will be showing throughout the entire night, along with the works of Terry Winters and Frances Stark. See the event page for more details!
Have you visited recently? Share your favorite exhibitions and pieces with us!