MFA offers free admission, “place of respite”

In response to yesterday’s tragic events in the city of Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts — a Council member — is offering free admission today, April 16,  “for visitors who wish to find a place of respite during this painful time for our community.”  In addition to free access to the world-renowned museum’s galleries and special exhibitions, the MFA is also offering drop-in programs, including art-making activities, tours, and story hours for families and children.

“Our entire community was affected by yesterday’s tragedy,” said Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director. “We hope byopening the Museum’s doors and offering free admission we will be a place of comfort, refuge, and peace.”

For more information on the Museum of Fine Arts, please visit

Another popular cultural attraction in Boston, the Freedom Trail, is also offering tours today.  The Freeedom Trail Foundation reports that public and private tours are proceeding today according to schedule, “as there are many who should be given the opportunity to learn about America’s fight for freedom.”

For more information on the Freedom Trail, please visit

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