Special Event

MFA Late Nites

Friday, March 31, 2023
8:00 pm–1:00 am
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ticket Required

Advance tickets are sold out. Tickets will be available for purchase in person at the Huntington Avenue Entrance, starting at 8 pm, the night of the event.

Tickets at the door

Kick off your weekend on Friday, March 31, at MFA Late Nites! This after-hours party celebrates the new exhibition “Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence,” complete with dancing and DJs, pop-up performances, exploring the galleries, and more.


Level LG

Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence Gund Gallery, LG31

Level 1

Who Holds Up the Sky? Sharf Visitor Center
Frank Bowling’s Americas Galleries 155 and 158
SMFA at Tufts: Archive and Autobiography Gallery 168
Painted Tintypes: Photography for the People Gallery 169
The Provincetown Printmakers Gallery 170
Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina Torf Gallery, 184
Otherworldly Realms of Wu Junyong Gallery 183

Level 2

Making Past Present: Cy Twombly Galleries 259–263
Body Awareness: Maria Lassnig’s Experimental Films Gallery 264

Food and Drink

Available for purchase
8 pm–12:30 am

Comfort Food

Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard

Purchase Comfort Food tickets on-site in Sharf Visitor Center.


Level 1, Sharf Visitor Center

Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, and Snacks

LG, Garden Cafeteria
Level 1, Linde Family Wing, Taste
Level 2, Linde Family Wing, 465 Bar and Restaurant

Music and Performance

Hear Us Now: Amplifying Sounds of the Diaspora

8 pm–1 am
Level 1, Shapiro Family Courtyard

DJ Real P is joined by a range of artists and performers for a musical journey showcasing sounds and moves rooted in African and Black ancestry. Performances include live art from Ambrojah, dance from AfroBeats Boston, music from Y.A.K. Band, and DJ sets from Slick Vick, Mez.Wav, and DJ Real P.

Words and Vines Experience

8 pm–Midnight
Level 2, 465 Bar and Restaurant

Curated and hosted by Black Cotton Club and Emerald City Plant Shop, Words and Vines Experience invites you to enjoy and share poems, songs, stories, affirmations, and prayers in an intimate setting. While you’re enjoying the show, purchase art from local artists and one-of-a-kind products from local makers.

“Hear Us Now” and “Words and Vines Experience” are curated by the Teachers’ Lounge, LiteWork Events, BAMS Fest, Emerald City Plant Shop, and DJ ReaL P.

Art Making

Tote Bags

8–11:30 pm
Level 1, Linde Family Wing, Druker Studios

Decorate your own canvas tote with designs inspired by the work of legendary Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.


SMFA at Tufts: Meet the Artists

8–11 pm
Level 1, Gallery 168

Stop by “SMFA at Tufts: Archive and Autobiography” to meet local artists with work featured in the exhibition. Speak to them, learn about their processes, and participate in art-making activities.

In Conversation with Maria Lassnig’s Films

8:30–9:30 pm
Level 1, Room 156

Join two contemporary artists and a curator for a lively conversation on the intersection of gender, identity, and intimate interpersonal relationships in Maria Lassnig’s films. See excerpts from Lassnig’s work as well as work by others. Featuring curator Sophie Cavoulacos and artists Samantha Nye and Ng'endo Mukii.

Hokusai’s Great Wave with Lego Bricks

9 and 10 pm
Level 1, Gund Gallery, LG31

Learn about the process of making a three-dimensional wonder inspired by Hokusai’s iconic Great Wave with Lego certified professional Jumpei Mitsui.

Wheelchair accessible symbol

Wheelchair accessible

Event Policies

Guests of all ages are welcome; visitors wishing to consume alcohol must be 21+. Valid ID with proof of age is required to purchase alcohol. Food and drink will be available for purchase; no outside food or beverage allowed.

No reentry.

All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Backpacks and large bags are not permitted. All other smaller bags are strongly discouraged, and may need to be checked in the Coat Room upon entry.

The MFA has a strict no smoking policy; this includes vaporizers.

The MFA reserves the right to deny entry or to ask guests to leave at any time.

All Museum policies apply to after-hours events. Please follow guidance of Museum staff regarding permitted areas for food and drink and other safety measures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ticket Information

All ticket sales are final. Tickets may not be refunded or exchanged.

Ticketing Policies




MFA Late Nites is generously supported by Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Leiden.