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Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Spine Chilling Tales

It’s October, and we invite you to enjoy some favorite scary stories based on the museum’s vast collection. From mildly morose to the positively petrifying, this presentation offers spine-chilling tales that are filled with ageless mystery and are bound to stir your imagination. Visit some of the scariest artworks in the MFA Collection, as seen through the eyes of our narrator Nan Colton. Our encyclopedic collection, ranging from antiquities to contemporary art, offers many opportunities to explore art’s dark side, as seen in, for example, Isaac Willaerts’ Ships Foundering off a Rocky Shore (1646).

We’re delighted to announce that coffee is back for Coffee Talks and post-Coffee Talk docent tours.

  • 10 am – 10:30 am Refreshments service begins in the Membership Garden
  • 10:30 am – 11 am Coffee Talk presentation
  • 11 am Q&A
  • Immediately after Q&A ends – Docent Tour: meet in the Great Hall


FREE for MFA members; Not-yet members are $22 for adults and $17 for seniors. 

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Event Details

October 12, 2022

10–11:30 am

Event Categories

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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