|The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and Citizens invite the community to commemorate the life, legacy and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a free open house for Massachusetts residents Monday Jan. 15.
Citizens has sponsored the annual celebration for 22 consecutive years—allowing the Museum to welcome more than 120,000 visitors to enjoy free performances, tours, art-making activities and more. The open house will run from 10 am to 5 pm, and free tickets—including access to Fashioned by Sargent— will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
|“We’re honored to open our doors and provide a space for all Bostonians to gather and find inspiration,” said Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director. “We’re incredibly grateful to Citizens for their decades of partnership on this special day for our community.”
|“Citizens is proud to continue our ongoing partnership with the MFA to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s lasting legacy,” said Lisa Murray, Citizens Massachusetts President. “Art has the power to transcend, and the Museum’s MLK Day programming is a great way for community members to come together to celebrate and reflect on the many accomplishments during his lifetime.”
|Ahead of the MLK Day Open House, the MFA will host a special community art-making activity at the Citizens branch on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. On Saturday, January 13 from 9 am–12 pm, MFA educators will teach visitors at the branch how to create their own wearable headpiece or crown using wire, beads and other embellishments. Art-making kits will also be distributed at the Citizens branches in Roxbury and Mattapan.