In partnership with Citizens, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is offering free admission for all Massachusetts residents on June 19 in honor of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally observed commemoration of the ending of slavery in the US.
Many of this year’s open house programs, including art making and performances by poet and artist Golden and local dance group Abilities Dance, are inspired by “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina.” This landmark exhibition, on view through July 9, honors the work and legacy of enslaved men, women, and children who crafted stoneware storage vessels in the Old Edgefield District for about 50 years before emancipation.
Plus, don’t miss “Stories Artists Tell: Art of the Americas, the 20th Century” and “Touching Roots: Black Ancestral Legacies in the Americas,” both on view in our Art of the Americas Wing, where you can see works by Archibald Motley, John Wilson, Loïs Mailou Jones, and more.
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Tickets available in person on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free with a valid Massachusetts zip code.
Published: June 13th, 2023