May 22–June 5, 2024

“Dress Up” in Context

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Dress Up” with a course looking at works from the MFA’s collection, including 20th- and 21st-century clothing, jewelry, accessories, illustrations, and photographs. Explore the idea of adornment and its role in the creation of a look.

Take the full three-session course or choose the lectures that interest you most.

Ticket Packages

Purchase the discounted three-session course package. Please note that this course package is not available after the date of the first session.

Members $72
Nonmembers $90

Ticket Package

Upcoming Events


May 29, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

RuPaul famously quipped, “We’re all born naked. The rest is drag.” Fashion and jewelry have always had the ability to transform and inform a full...


June 5, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

How do textile conservators and curators prepare costumes for exhibitions? What role does science play in preparing jewelry for presentation? How are...

Past Events


May 22, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

From Elsa Peretti and Halston to Gripoix and Coco Chanel to Coppola e Toppo and Emilio Pucci, this lavishly illustrated lecture looks at the rich...

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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