Museum of Fine Arts celebrates 150 years

Museum of Fine Arts BostonThe Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) celebrates its 150 anniversary this year and to kick off the year long celebration, tomorrow – Wednesday, February 5th  – admission is free to the public.  Take advantage of this Boston institution and plan a visit to see a current or upcoming exhibit this year. Below are a few exhibitions that caught my eye, but for a complete list, visit MFA exhibitions.

Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse, through February 20, 2020
A pairing of artwork – then and now.

Collecting stories: A mid-century experiment, through March 8, 2020
Which artist will stand the test of time – and who will decide?

Black Histories – Black Futures, January 20 – June 20, 2020
Teen curators take action.

Writing the future Basquiat and Hip Hop Generation April 5 – August 2, 2020
The first major exhibition to contextualize Basquiat’s work in relation to his peers associated with hip-hop culture.

Monet and Boston: A lasting impression, April 18 – August 23, 2020
All of the MFA Monet paintings will be on exhibit for a limited time.

As a special “thank you” to MFA members and as part of the museum’s 150th anniversary celebration, members can bring an additional guest to the museum for FREE throughout 2020. 

If you are not a member, Boston residents can reserve a pass to visit the MFA for free from the Boston Public Library. Additionally, active members of the military and their families, University students, Bank of America customers and K-12 school teachers from New England (just present your current teacher ID) all can visit the museum for free. More about hours and how to visit for free, here.

Founded in 1870, the MFA, first opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial in Copley Square. It moved to its current location on Huntington Avenue in 1909 to accommodate its growing collection.

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