MFA Boston Rolls Back Premiere Fees For The Clock

christian marclay MFA Boston Rolls Back Premiere Fees For The Clock

From 'The Clock.'

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston has abandoned its original plan to charge $200 for its debut viewing of Christian Marclay’s The Clock, following outrage from Bostonians and a displeased statement from Mr. Marclay himself. Instead, the 24-hour video installation will now be shown a day earlier for free — with admission when the museum is open, completely free when not — with the $200 viewing party going ahead as planned.

From the press release:

For the 24-hour premiere, The Clock is included in Museum admission during MFA hours—from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, September 16 and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. Overnight from 9 p.m. (September 16) through 10 a.m. (September 17), when only The Clock will be on view, guests will be admitted free of charge. There are no reservations and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Loring Gallery will be arranged with couches and room for standing to accommodate a total of 48 visitors.

As thrown bones go, this one’s not bad! Let’s hope this pleases the Clockheads.