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Celebrate Pride during First Friday at the MFA Boston this Weekend

Are you ready to kick off your weekend in style? Then mark your calendar for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's (MFA) First Fridays, an engaging and vibrant monthly event that transforms the museum into a festive evening venue. On the first Friday of select months from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the MFA opens its doors for a night filled with art, music, cocktails, and a unique communal vibe, perfect for unwinding after a long week.


The Boston Art Scene: MFA Boston

What's on the Agenda?


Each First Friday event at the MFA offers a special theme aligning with current exhibitions or significant cultural moments. For instance, the upcoming First Friday on June 7, 2024, is dedicated to celebrating Pride.


The evening will feature an enthralling drag story reading session, interactive art-making activities, and pulsating tunes from DJ Dayglow, ensuring a memorable night for all who attend.


Experience More Than Just Art


First Fridays are not just about viewing art—they're about experiencing it. Attendees can engage directly with the creative process through art-making sessions or simply enjoy the art on display while socializing. The event also provides a perfect backdrop for meeting new people, enjoying delicious bites and cocktails available for purchase, and dancing the night away in one of the city's most iconic cultural settings.


Planning Your Visit


Due to the popularity of MFA First Fridays, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended as these events often sell out quickly. Tickets include general admission to the museum and are free for members, while non-members can join the fun for $27.00. It's important to note that these events are open to guests 21 and over, and a valid ID is required for entry.


The Boston Art Scene: MFA Boston

Accessibility and Policies


The MFA ensures that everyone can enjoy First Fridays, with the event being wheelchair accessible.


Please be aware that the museum has a strict bag policy for these evenings; large bags and backpacks are not permitted, and all bags may be subject to inspection. Small bags are discouraged, and any larger than 11” x 15” must be checked in at the Coat Room.


Upcoming Dates


Don't miss out on the upcoming First Fridays:


  • June 7, 2024: Celebrate Pride with an array of activities and music.

  • August 2, 2024: Details to be announced.

  • September 6, 2024: Details to be announced.


Previous events have included celebrations of specific exhibitions and themes, such as the "Dinorá Justice: The Lay of the Land" exhibition in April, featuring curator talks and DJ Slick Vick.


Join the MFA Community


First Fridays at the MFA provide a perfect blend of culture, community, and celebration. Whether you’re a long-time art lover or just looking for a unique way to start your weekend, MFA First Fridays offer a welcoming and enriching environment. Remember to purchase your tickets in advance, plan for transportation, and prepare for an unforgettable evening at one of Boston’s most esteemed cultural institutions.


Connect with us through social media or sign up for MFA Mail to get the latest updates on exhibitions, programs, and special events. Let's make art part of your weekend celebration!

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