The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), celebrates Hanukkah with a free evening of musical performances, tours and activities on Wednesday, December 13, presented in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts) and Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP).
The celebration includes welcome remarks by Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, followed by community blessings and the illumination of a one-of-a-kind menorah installation created by Somerville-based artist Ariel Basson Freiberg, to mark the second night of Hanukkah.
Throughout the evening, visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy festive musical performances by Klezperanto, acoustic duo Book of J, and award-winning musician and author Sarah Aroeste. Cynthia Eid, an award-winning artist, will discuss her creative work as a jeweler/silversmith and the MFA’s recent acquisition of her Miriam’s Cup. Spotlight Talks will explore the MFA's holdings of Judaica, including works from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Collection, which represents one of the largest and most varied Judaica collections in a major American museum.
Additional activities include art making, a family-friendly scavenger hunt with local artist Tova Speter and face painting presented by Vilna Shul.