The concepts of peace, equality and community will be the focus on Monday, Jan. 21, as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a free open house from 10 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Designed for families to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day more meaningful through art, the open house will feature activities that appeal to children in different age groups.
Activities in the morning include a story hour for children 4 years and under. Families can also avail of child-friendly tours of MFA's collection in the morning. In a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., Berklee College of Music Professor Lawrence Watson will be accompanied by other signers as they perform "New Song of Freedom" and other songs that celebrate the civil rights movement. In the afternoon, the MFA's Teen Arts Council will present a musical performance and a reading of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Additionally, the MFA’s Community Arts Initiative will honor Dr. King's work by presenting art made by students from local Boys and Girls Clubs and other after-school organizations.
As the presidential inauguration this year coincides on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MFA will provide live coverage of the inauguration from 11 a.m. Visit the MFA website for more details on the open house.