|Starting Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is offering a variety of activities for all ages during February Vacation Week. |
Discover how art is connected to the world around us with family-friendly activities, including art making and story hour as well as guided tours and mindfulness exercises.
|Vacation Week activities and programs are free with Museum admission and run through Saturday, February 25—no advance registration is required.|
|Events and Activities: Family Tour: A Neighbor Just Like You|
Occurs every day except Saturday, February 25: 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 1 pm, 1:45 pm, and 2:30 pm, meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Join a family-friendly tour to discover how artists have depicted special moments of everyday life in neighborhoods near and far. Tours last 30 minutes.
Drop-In Gallery Activity: Art-Inspired Mindfulness
11 am and 3 pm
Take a break in the galleries with a 30-minute art- and nature-inspired movement and mindfulness exercise. Join an MFA Educator in practicing gentle yoga poses so you’re refreshed and ready to continue your visit.
10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Stop by to hear children’s stories about the world around us. Leave after one story or stay for the whole hour.
Drop-In Art Making: Embossed Artwork
10 am–4 pm, Koch Gallery
Learn about the metalworking technique known as repoussé or repoussage. Then give it a try by pressing on the back of a piece of metal to create a design that pops out on the front.
Drop-In Art Making: Photo Collage
10 am–4 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Have your picture taken, then use patterned paper, drawing materials, and mixed media to transform it into a photo collage inspired by Behind Blue Eyes, an artwork in the exhibition Who Holds Up the Sky? that highlights children’s perspectives on the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Drop-In Art Making: Impressionist Landscapes
10 am–4 pm, Druker Studios, Linde Family Wing
The Impressionists used quick brush strokes and a variety of bright colors to create an “impression” of the world around them. Take a look at Impressionist artworks on view in galleries 252, 253, and 255, then head to Druker Studios to create your own Impressionist-inspired landscape using watercolors and oil pastels.
|The full programming schedule is available on mfa.org.|