Lowell Lecture

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration

Date & Time

Jan. 18, 2021 at 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Driving Directions


Featured speakers and performers include: Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, MFA Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens, Massachusetts Imari Paris Jeffries, Executive Director, King Boston Makeeba McCreary, Patti and Jonathan Kraft Chief of Learning and Community Engagement, MFA Kim Janey, City Council President, Boston City Councilor, District 7 Lisa Owens, Executive Director, City Life/Vida Urbana Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor, At-Large Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney Rob “Problak” Gibbs, Artist and Cofounder of Artists for Humanity Giles Li, Senior Program Officer in Arts and Creativity, Barr Foundation Porsha Olayiwola, Poet Danny Rivera, Artist Paul Grogan, President and CEO of The Boston Foundation

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Join us online to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. Citizens has sponsored the MFA’s MLK Day community celebration for 19 consecutive years—allowing the Museum to welcome more than 120,000 visitors into our galleries to enjoy free performances, tours, talks, art-making activities, and more.

This year’s virtual celebration streams here and on Facebook and YouTube on Monday, January 18. The program, titled “Voices on King,” brings together nonprofit, corporate, and community leaders to share their personal reflections on the current impact and lasting legacies of Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. The event also features a musical performance by Danny Rivera and an original poem by poet Porsha Olayiwola.