COVID-19 Emergency Response

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will remain closed through June 30, 2020. The MFA originally closed the evening of March 12, and has canceled all live public programs and internal special events through August 31. The exhibition and programming schedule is currently under evaluation and, when possible, an announcement will be made regarding the future calendar.

In order to offset the significant financial ramifications caused by the closure, the Museum will implement cost containment measures, utilize endowment funds to the extent possible, and furlough staff eligible for unemployment insurance and new government programs. All eligible employees will receive full health care benefits and there will be no layoffs at this time. See the press release for more details about the closure and staff furloughs.

Please continue to check our website for additional updates.

Give Today

Although the MFA is closed to the public, essential staff members are on site protecting the Museum’s masterpieces. Curatorial, education, and communications teams are enhancing online access to the Museum’s collections and programs, and creating new virtual learning materials for students. The generosity of the Museum community has sustained the MFA for 150 years, and your generosity supports these activities and our dedicated staff, and helps us prepare to reopen when it is safe to do so. In these unprecedented times, please consider supporting the Museum, and its art and programs with a gift to the MFA Fund.

Tickets and Events

MFA programs are greatly valued as opportunities for learning and connecting with art; in consultation with community and cultural partners, performers, and city officials, we made the difficult decision to cancel all of the Museum's events and programs through August 31, 2020.

If you have already purchased program tickets for MFA events through August 31, 2020, you should receive an e-mail by April 1 offering the choice of requesting a refund or donating the value of your tickets to the MFA Fund. By choosing a gift to the MFA Fund, you provide critical support for the Museum and the work of its staff, and help us deliver the programs our Boston community has always counted on.

If you are a ticket holder and did not receive an e-mail by April 2, please follow these steps to donate the value of your tickets or receive a refund. Please call our ticket line at 1-800-440-6975 between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays, to speak with a representative who may assist you.

If you need to contact us, please e-mail


The MFA stands ready to extend current, new, and renewing MFA memberships to reflect the length of the Museum's closure.