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The Museum of Fine Arts finally reopens this week

The city's biggest museum will reopen to the public on Sept. 26.

Written by
Eric Grossman

The MFA is finally reopening on Saturday, September 26, delighting local art lovers who have missed out on getting up close and personal with priceless works.

At first, visitors will only be able to access the 31 galleries of the Art of the Americas Wing, which features the work of North, Central and South American and Caribbean artists. Two special exhibitions—Women Take the Floor and the teen-curated Black Histories, Black Futures—will also reopen. (Visitors will have to wait a little longer to visit exhibit halls like Art of Europe, Art of Asia, Art of Africa, Musical Instruments and Jewelry.)

The Museum has also announced updated opening dates for three new and highly anticipated exhibitions that were originally scheduled to open earlier this year: Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation (October 18, 2020–May 16, 2021), Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression (November 15, 2020–February 28, 2021), and Cézanne: In and Out of Time (November 11, 2020–February 28, 2021).

“Museums play a crucial role in providing spaces for reflection, solace and inspiration. We’re grateful to welcome Bostonians back to their MFA and bring a shared experience of art into the lives of many once again. This was—and will continue to be—a challenging time for all of us, but we remain guided by our belief in the power of bringing art and people together,” said Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, in a press release.

The MFA is reopening at a reduced capacity, and advance timed-entry tickets will be required for all visitors—members and nonmembers alike—and will be released on a monthly basis. The MFA will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 10am to 5pm, with modified admission pricing ($5 minimum) accepted during the 3–4pm entry slot every Wednesday.

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