MFA hosts free open house

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a free open house on Monday, Jan. 20.

The day of family-friendly activities will include a story hour focused on Dr. King, art-making activities for kids and special art tours and talks in the galleries.

Outside, a temporary installation of a lectern-shaped sculpture by Amalia Pica called “Now Speak!” will host performances by local leaders, community advocates and members of the Teen Arts Council, who will read excerpts of historically significant speeches. Inside, visitors can visit the recently opened exhibition “Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art,” which celebrates 20th-century Brazilian artists of African descent.

The MFA is located at 465 Huntington Ave. Its website is

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