Art museum hosting Boston’s biggest Hanukkah celebration

December 16, 2019 GMT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is hosting a holiday celebration with music and free tours of its collection of Jewish art.

Wednesday afternoon’s event will mark the sixth year the museum has hosted a Hanukkah observance. It’s being presented in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies organization.

Participants will hear traditional songs performed in Yiddish and Hebrew, and events for children include dancing, storytelling and arts and crafts. Organizers say it’s the largest community Hanukkah gathering in Boston.


A centerpiece of the celebration is “Brighter Beyond,” a collaborative, interactive blacklight experience that invites visitors to add their light to a glowing installation led by artist Tova Speter. The installation features work from more then 100 local students.

The museum will offer tours of its Judaica collection and four 15-minute talks. It will also offer Hannukah treats such as latkes.