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Free Admission to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Open House – Jan 17, 2011

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 17th, 2011 with a free open house from 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. The day will be filled with special programming and activities for all ages including two musical performances, short films, art activities, and spotlight talks in the galleries. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Open House is a free event and is underwritten by Citizens Bank admission museum of fine arts boston

Special Programs

The Berklee College of Music will present the Jelani Bauman Quartet in a musical performance of traditional jazz featuring an original jazz composition inspired by the special exhibition, Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition.
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Teen Arts Council and the Boston Symphony Orchestra Teen Council will feature Tick, Tock, Tick! an activity inviting visitors to reflect on the work of Martin Luther King Jr. utilizing music, technology, and the visual arts.
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (ASL Interpretation)
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard

The MFA’s Ruth & Carl J. Shapiro Film Program will present short films that explore themes of past, present, and future in both a global and personal perspective.
2 and 3 p.m. (ASL interpretation)
Alfond Auditorium

Berklee College of Music will offer a premiere concert performance by Women of the World—an ensemble of exceptional women from around the world. Hailing from Japan, India, Italy, Greece, Brazil, and the United States, the core singers and their diverse backgrounds create rich tapestries of culture and sound as they perform both original and traditional songs.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium
Images available
upon request
MFA Boston, Martin Luther King, Jr. Open House, p. 2
Art-Making Activities
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Young people and their families will be able to participate a variety of in hands-on activities that highlight artistic traditions from past to present.
PAST: Quilting Traditions (Riley Seminar Room 156)
Children will use fabric, glue, and other materials to design a quilt square to take home or to add to the larger ―community‖ quilt.
PRESENT: Brush Painting (Studio Classroom G37)
Drawing inspiration from the special exhibition, Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition families will create their own brush paintings.
FUTURE: Drawing in the Galleries (Art of America, Gallery 332)
Visitors will sketch from objects in the galleries devoted to 20th-Century works and gain drawing tips and ideas from an artist while imagining what the next generation of art will look like.
PASSPORT To the Americas (Shapiro Family Courtyard)
Young people can personalize their Passport which will lead them through each level of the Art of Americas Wing while participating in activities and learning fun facts!
Spotlight Talks
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MFA staff and volunteers will be stationed in the new Art of the Americas Wing galleries, where they will lead 10-minute presentations about art objects. Each talk will begin in the galleries and focus on one work of art.

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