Monday, May 27, 2019
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Free admission for all

Enjoy activities inspired by “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular.” Watch a musical performance with Zaira Meneses and her band Son Jarocho, catch an interactive bilingual performance for families, take a tour, and join in on art making and hula hooping!

Military Access Program

Today marks the beginning of the MFA’s expanded accessibility to military families—active duty and veterans—including year-round free admission and discounted membership. Go to Visit for more information.

Military Access Program is sponsored by MFS Investment Management.

Special Events

Musical Performance: Fiesta en la Casa Azul

1:30 and 3:30 pm, Remis Auditorium

Join classical guitarist Zaira Meneses and her band Son Jarocho for a lively musical and dance performance celebrating the beauty of Mexican culture and Frida Kahlo’s artistry. Great for all ages.

Free performance ticket required.
Limited availability: first come, first served. Performance tickets available at Remis Auditorium Box Office starting 60 minutes before show times.

Assistive Listening System

Performance: Los Colores de Frida

11 am and 2 pm, Alfond Auditorium

Enjoy a dynamic show for all ages. Los Colores de Frida combines bilingual storytelling, music, visual arts, puppets, and audience participation. Presented in collaboration with Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA).

Free performance ticket required.
Limited availability: first come, first served. Performance tickets available at Alfond Auditorium starting 30 minutes before show times.

ASL Interpreted
2 pm
Assistive Listening System

Family Activities

Hula Hoop: Shake It and Make It!

10 am–4 pm, Huntington Avenue Lawn

Join local hula hoop artist Sarah Daly, a.k.a. Foxy Hooper, to learn the art of hula hooping and making hoops! Decorate your own handcrafted hula hoop, then join Sarah and her team for entertaining interactive sessions. Hoops provided for those not making them.

Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Rain Location: Shapiro Family Courtyard

ASL Interpreted
12:30–1:30 pm

Jump into Summer

11 am–2 pm, Huntington Avenue Lawn

Enjoy the kickoff to summer with a fun, family-friendly activity!

Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Rain Location: Gallery 168


2–5 pm, Huntington Avenue Entrance

Visit the Boston Public Library’s bike-powered mobile library! Browse and borrow books, sign up for a library card (MA residents), and talk to BPL staff about programs and resources.

Art Making

Visit “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular” in Galleries 332 and 334 and find tiny skeletons, an embroidered dress, and framed milagros charms, and then return to the Linde Family Wing for art making.

Art Making: Springy Skeletons

10 am–4 pm, Gallery 168

Look at the small skeletons in “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular” made for the Mexican holiday, Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). In Gallery 168, make your own springy skeleton.

Art Making: Embroidered Flowers

10 am–4 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 160

Find the Tehuana dress in Gallery 334. This dress, embroidered with flowers and vines, is like those that Frida Kahlo wore. In Room 160, try embroidering with burlap and yarn.

Art Making: Making Milagros

10 am–4 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159

In “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular,” look at the tiny Mexican folk charms in a frame. People place milagros in altars, shrines, and churches to hope for healing. In Room 159, think of someone you wish to be happy or healthy, then make milagros out of cardboard and foil.

Tours, Talks, and Walks

Family Walks

11 am, Noon, and 1 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Take a 30-minute walk with a Museum educator to see some kid-friendly highlights in the collection.

ASL Interpreted
11 am
Assistive Listening System

Guided Tours

Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
10:30 am, Highlights of the Museum Collections
11 am, Three Masterpieces from Asia
11:30 am, Art of the Americas
Noon, Introduction to the Contemporary Collection
12:30 pm, 3 in 30 Minutes
1 pm, Art of the Ancient World
2 pm, Art of Europe
3 pm, Art of the Americas

Join one of these hour-long tours to learn about the MFA’s global collections.

ASL Interpreted
3 pm
Assistive Listening System

Curating Kahlo

11:30 am and 2 pm, Riley Seminar Room,156

Meet Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Assistant Curator of American Paintings, and learn about the decisions and questions behind creating the exhibition “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular.”

ASL Interpreted
11:30 am

American Sign Language Tour

1 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

ASL guide Takiyah Harris leads a one-hour tour of the MFA’s collection on the theme of families.

ASL only; no spoken English

Tour en español: Obras destacadas en la Colección del Museo

2 pm, Nos reunimos en el Sharf Visitor Center

Únase a Silvina Mizrahi en una gira que destaca la colección global del MFA. La gira concluirá en “Frida Kahlo y el Arte Popular.” En Español.

Additional Resources

MFA Guide

Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center

Rent a mobile MFA Guide to explore the Museum’s encyclopedic collection.

Members $5; Nonmembers $6; Kids 17 and under $4. Free for visitors who are Deaf or blind.

Audio Description
ASL Interpreted
Assistive Listening System
Closed Captioning

Family- and Kid-Friendly Self-Guiding Materials

Sharf Visitor Center

Pick up an Art Connections activity card to explore writing, chocolate, birds, and other themes (available in English and Spanish); get a My MFA Sketchbook to draw in the galleries; or find the helpful Guide to Family Fun at the MFA (available in English, Spanish, and Chinese) with tips, games, and more for exploring the Museum.

MFA Citizens

Are you or is someone you know a new US citizen? Learn more at any ticket or member desk.

New US citizens living in Massachusetts can receive a free one-year family membership to the MFA! Just come to the Museum, show a copy or photo of your naturalization certificate at any ticket desk within one year of your swearing-in, and you will get a free Museum membership for one year.


Memorial Day Open House is generously supported by MFA Associates/MFA Senior Associates.

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