Events & Reunions

Pride on the Hill: Private Queer Art Tour and Reception at the MFA

Sponsored by:

Pride on the Hill and Friends of SMFA at Tufts

Location: Museum of Fine Art
Huntington Avenue Lobby Entrance
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 | See Map

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (iCal)


Join Tufts Pride on the Hill and Friends of the SMFA for an evening of queer exploration at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Boston is known for its Puritanism, but somehow, the MFA never got the memo. In art circles, it is well known that the museum has the world’s greatest collection of LGBT-themed Classical Greek and Roman art. It is less well known that the MFA’s collections are extraordinarily rich in LGBT art of other cultures as well.

On this tour fun and informative 2-hour tour, we will discover:

  • The male/male couple that were ancient Athens’ Uncle Sam
  • The god Priapus and what he did with his huge appendage
  • The sexiest Jesus of the Italian Renaissance
  • Painter John Singer Sargent’s secret obsession
  • An intersex figure we bet you’ve never noticed in a famous impressionist canvas
  • ...and more!

Come on our tour, and you will never see the MFA the same way again! Then join us for a reception of light appetizers and refreshments to digest this tantalizing evening.


Please register online by Monday, October 16. Space is limited.


This is a free event, but advance registration is required as space is limited.


Questions? Please contact Amanda Tramont in the Office of Alumni Relations at