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NEW! VIRTUAL Cocktails & Collections

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, join us for a live virtual event featuring art from the MFA’s special exhibitions and newly-renovated Collection galleries. Make an art-inspired signature cocktail ahead of time (we’ll provide the recipe), and enjoy a specially curated art tour from home!

Featured exhibitionDerrick Adams: Buoyant
This month’s event features a live virtual gallery tour with Katherine Pill, MFA Curator of Contemporary Art, in conversation with Special Guest James E. Bartlett, founder of OpenArt and co-curator of this important show.
Signature cocktail — Rum punch  (Get recipe here)


James E. Bartlett is the co-curator of Derrick Adams: Buoyant with Laura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department at the Hudson River Museum, the organizer of the exhibition with MFA, St. Petersburg. Bartlett is an arts entrepreneur, curator, and founding partner of OpenArt, a company dedicated to making the art world more transparent and accessible. From 2012 to 2018, he served as Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), in Brooklyn, New York. There, he curated multiple exhibitions, and led a $10 million dollar capital campaign for the development of the museum’s new building. Bartlett, holds a Global Executive MBA from IESE Business School, an M.S. in Publishing and Media Studies from New York University, and a B.A. from Loyola University.

Free for MFA Members, and $10 For Not-Yet Members (members must register and log in to receive discount).




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Event Details

November 19, 2020

6:30–7:30 pm

Online via Zoom

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