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Boston Museum of Fine Arts Free Admission for MA Residents

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tickets are available in person on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free with a valid Massachusetts zip code.

In partnership with Citizens, admission to the MFA—including access to “Hallyu! The Korean Wave”—is free for all Massachusetts residents on June 19 in honor of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally observed commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

Join us for performances, participate in art-making activities, catch a talk, and see “Hallyu!,” a new exhibition highlighting South Korea’s meteoric rise as a cultural trendsetter on the global stage.

Art Fair with Mission Hill Main Streets

10 am–3 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Mission Hill Main Streets works with local businesses, residents, and institutions in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood to revitalize local businesses and strengthen the community. Drop by to meet some of the local artists who partner with the organization, including Aminata Dakowa, LeShonda Zene, Michelle Zene, and Zahirah Nur Truth. Enjoy an array of paintings, fabric creations, fluid art, handcrafted paper items, resin, and more!

Drop-In Art Making: Collage

10 am–4 pm (last entry 3:45 pm)
Huntington Avenue Lawn (rain location Druker Family Pavilion)

Use patterned paper and mixed media to create your very own colorful collage!

Photo Booth

10 am–4 pm
Sharf Visitor Center

Channel your favorite K-pop idol and strike a pose in our “Hallyu!” photo booth.

Free Guided Tours

10:30 am, Noon, and 1:30 pm
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Wondering where to start your visit to the MFA? 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! Participants of all ages and experiences are welcome.

Drag Story Hour with Arabella Ladesse

11 am and Noon
Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)

Join the fabulous Arabella Ladesse, Portland, Maine, Princess, from the Boston chapter of Drag Story Hour for a family story time!

Face Painting

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

Stop by and get some summertime happiness painted on your cheek!

Boston City Singers Presents ‘Freedom’

11:30 am and 1 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Boston City Singers presents “Freedom,” a program of spirituals and folk songs celebrating Juneteenth. Founded in 1995 in Dorchester to provide outstanding opportunities—musical and beyond—for young people ages four through 18, Boston City Singers performs music from all ages and cultures while teaching many concepts and skills it takes to be a successful adult. Known for its family atmosphere, the program acknowledges and welcomes diversity of all kinds. The tour choir, which has toured globally for the past 16 years, is conducted by Jane Money, founding artistic director, and Kimani Lumsden, world rhythm ensemble director.

And More!  See full schedule here:


June 19
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Boston Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
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