Welcome to the 24th Boston Turkish Festival: "Colors of Anatolia"
October 29 - December 15, 2019

Boston Turkish Festival, which was founded in 1996, is a unique festival which lasts more than a month and it is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The festival theme since 2006, “Colors of Anatolia”, reflects the diversity and richness of Turkish culture, ranging from fine arts, dance, music, film to culinary arts. This year, once again, we are proud to present to you another high caliber festival.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

12:30 pm
City Hall Plaza
Boston

FESTIVAL OPENING

Celebrating 96th anniversary of the founding of Republic of Turkey and opening of the 24th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival

FESTIVAL OPENING



Art Exhibition

CONTEMPORARY EBRÛ WITH CALLIGRAPHY
BY FERİDUN ÖZGÖREN

On View Through December 15, 2019
Gallery 183 (Adjacent to the Arts of Islamic Cultures Gallery)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
"Curated Conversations": Feridun Özgören, An Artist’s Insights
Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)
Free with Museum Admission and for MFA Members

Five exquisite marbled paper calligraphic works by Boston-based artist Feridun Özgören, and one work by his student Güliz Pamukoğlu, are currently on view, until December 15, 2019, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Free with museum admission or for MFA members.

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November 15 - 24, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
and Boston University

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind organized in North America. Celebrating its 14th year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

FINALISTS AND SCREENING SCHEDULE

 

Film Competition Opening Night Program:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 | 7:00pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Q&A with Director and reception
with live music follow film screening

THE ANNOUNCEMENT (Anons)

The Announcement | Anons

Winner of Venice Film Festival Special Orizzonti Jury Prize

Directed by Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun - DIRECTOR PRESENT
95 min. | 2018

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Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Boston University Food and Wine Program

Limited Seating. Ticket will NOT BE available at the door.

By Advance Ticket Purchase Only - Click Here

FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA

Experience an evening of exquisite Turkish cuisine accompanied by distinctive wines rom Anatolia’s Kavaklidere winery. Didem Hoşgel, Chef de Cuisine of Sofra, will share flavorful and enticing Turkish dishes that provide a culinary backdrop to the region.

Flavors of Anatolia

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Musical Instruments Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Free Admission | Limited Space

THE NEY: CANE FLUTES IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

Performer and scholar Fred Stubbs, joined by Shanteri Baliga on ney, voice, and bendir discusses the history, repertoire, and playing technique of the ney, a cane flute of classical Arabian and Turkish music that is blown obliquely across its open end.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

ARTIFACTS FROM ANATOLIA AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

with Hülya Kara, MFA trained Gallery Instructor

Come and explore with us art and artifacts from Anatolia and Mesopotamia in the galleries at the MFA. We will observe various objects and look for traces of geographic, historical, and cultural connections between the civilizations that thrived in this region.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Boston University, GSU Alley
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Free but Registration Required - Click here

COLORS OF ANATOLIA: DANCE WORKSHOP

by Ahmet Lüleci
Choreographer, Performer, Dance Teacher

Dance Workshop

Come and join us as we celebrate rich and diverse heritage of Anatolian folk dances through this workshop. Don't miss this this rare opportunity to learn new dances from internationally acclaimed choreographer Ahmet Lüleci.

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FESTIVAL IN THE NEWS

 

At the MFA, an opportunity to meet three remarkable men
by Peter Keough | Boston Globe | November 13, 2019
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From Turkey to the Gardner to underground
by Loren King| Boston Globe | November 15, 2019
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