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Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights

Greetings from the Museum of Fine Arts!


Please join us as we celebrate one of the most important Hindu festivals next week.


Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with an evening at the MFA, Boston

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Free admission for all starting at 4 pm (voluntary contributions welcome)


Join a gallery talk, sketch in the galleries, and enjoy Indian-inspired food and beverage options at Taste Café.

Find more detailed information about free programming below and at


Gallery Talk: The Hindu Pantheon: Gods & Goddesses from the East

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Hinduism is among the oldest living religions in the world, and it has played an enormous role in shaping the cultural and artistic traditions of India and the East. Discover several of the deities in the Hindu pantheon through a selection of artifacts and works from the MFA’s rich Asian collection. Gallery Talk led by Iris Cahill, graduate student lecturer. Made possible by The Lowell Institute.


Drawing in the Galleries

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Gallery 177

Join us every Wednesday evening for an opportunity to sketch from a live model and from objects in our Asian collection. A drawing instructor provides insights on drawing technique and the artist-model relationship as it informs the creation of artwork. Made possible by The Lowell Institute.


We look forward to seeing you on the Wednesday, November 14th!


Volunteer and Community Engagement

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA O2115



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