The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), hosts College Night on Thursday, September 24, from 7 p.m. to midnight. This year marks the 5th anniversary of this annual event, created by the MFA in 2005 to welcome college students to the Museum and introduce them to its encyclopedic collection and engaging programs and events. In 2008, 3400 students attended College Night and enjoyed art, gallery activities, music performances, and a dance party. This year, the Museum will tap alumni from multiple Boston colleges to provide the evening's entertainment, including Love in Stockholm--a soul/rock band composed of alumni from Boston University and Berklee College of Music--and singer-songwriter Liz Longley, a Berklee student. The event will also include a dance party with DJ Ghostdad (a Northeastern alum), art activities, and, of course, admission to exhibitions and the Museum's permanent collection. The media sponsor is The Boston Phoenix/WFNX.
Love in Stockholm 8 - 8:45 p.m. and 9:30 - 10:15 p.m., Calderwood Courtyard Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis
Love in Stockholm, playing two sets, is a soul/rock band described by The Boston Globe as %u2015musically fearless.%u2016 The band demonstrates a love of, and loyalty to, Boston through songs such as Allston and others.
Liz Longley 8:30 - 10 p.m., BRAVO restaurant
Singer-songwriter Liz Longley will play at the College Night Coffeehouse. Liz has been voted #1 all-time female vocalist in Garageband.com'sacoustic category. Her textured voice and eclectic melodies have garnered praise from critics as well as musicians such as Ani DiFranco.
DJ Dance Party:
DJ Ghostdad 10 - 11:30 p.m, Lower Galleria/West Wing DJ Ghostdad will spin dance music beginning at 10 p.m.
Students will have access to the Museum's encyclopedic collection, as well as to a number of special exhibitions.
Viva Mexico: Edward Weston and His Contemporaries and Vida y Drama: Modern Mexican Prints Celebrate Mexico's cultural renaissance with two exhibitions that focus on the dynamic period in the country's history following the Mexican Revolution (1910-20). These exhibitions feature rare and iconic photographs by Edward Weston and his contemporaries as well as graphic arts created by some of Mexico's most famous artists. Exhibition information is displayed in both English and Spanish.
Also on view: Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs; A New and Native Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene and Greene; Tibet/China Confluences.
ACTIVITIES AND FOOD
Drawing in the galleries will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Koch G