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On October 29, the Museum of Fine Arts held a “Throwback Thursday” college night from 6:30 to 9:30. Any college student who presented his or her school ID was given free admission to the museum.
The event was extremely well managed. Multiple museum employees enthusiastically greeted the flow of college students from all over Boston and they were prepared to print tickets for groups of students from the same school. Students received maps of the museum and pamphlets outlining the night’s events. Located throughout the museum were friendly staff members offering to answer questions and provide directions to any areas of interest.
Students were invited to experience history through art and examine portraits through the centuries. Other highlights included music by “Grooin’ You,” a special event band that performs hits from multiple genres and generations, and a photo booth with the choice of black and white or sepia filters to coincide with the throwback theme. Although the opportunity to have your photo taken was delayed by a characteristically long line, one could still find entertainment from the band playing in the same vicinity.
From 7:00 to 9:00, students were invited to examine a Conservation in Action (1776 style) and a 1964 National Glenwood 99 model. A common favorite part of the night was the free gelato offered at the Taste Café, where students could choose from three delicious flavors of chocolate, vanilla, or salted caramel. This too was well managed; at two ends of a long counter was a sea of cups filled with cold deliciousness. To the delight of financially conscious college students, the museum gift shop was also offering a 20 percent off discount to most store items.