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October events at the MFA

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MFA Boston has an exciting lineup of new art exhibits, films, and festivals in October

The Museum of Fine Arts has a full season ahead, with a hefty lineup of new art exhibits, films, and events this fall.
On Oct. 22, the MFA is celebrating the Hindu festival, Diwali, with a presentation by Yogendra Jain of the Jain Center of Greater Boston, as well as Spotlight Talk, and a dance performance. Diwali: The Festival of Lights will run from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., and is free to attend.
The 8th Annual Boston Palestine Film Festival will be at the MFA from Oct. 17 to Oct. 26. The MFA offers a three film pass or a full festival pass that will allow entry to 10 films in the festival.
The exhibition, Conversation Piece, is open now through March 15 in the Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria. The exhibit features everyday objects, such as televisions, tables, and chairs, to change viewer’s expectations of what they would typically find in a museum. The iPhone app, SomebodyTM, created by artist and filmmaker Miranda July, is the first to be featured as artwork at the MFA. The purpose of the app is to send a message to the closest user nearby, who then delivers it verbally in person. This works in exhibitions like these as visitors become active subjects of a “conversation piece.”
The MFA is offering a three-part art history and travelogue course from Oct. 23 to Nov. 6. Art Cities of the Future is inspired by the book of the same name, and is a course that discusses flourishing the art cities that are becoming more prominent across the globe.
The MFA includes the University of Massachusetts Boston in the University Membership Program, which allows eligible students to visit the museum free of charge when they present their valid student ID at any MFA ticket desk.
For more information on upcoming shows, visit www.mfa.org.