• Fans Open to all Museum members.
  • Enthusiasts Open to upper-level Museum members (Membership at $750 or more; Museum Council at $600 or more), Patrons, and Benefactors.
Friends of African and Oceanic Art
$250

This group, the only one of its kind in Boston, fosters appreciation of African and Pacific works through a varied program of lectures and provides a unique opportunity to meet people with similar interests.

Programs by Museum staff, Friends group participants, eminent collectors, distinguished scholars, and curators familiarize Friends of African and Oceanic Art with works at the MFA, other museums, and in private collections. Lectures may focus on connoisseurship and the history of collecting as well as on the contexts in which objects were created and used. A reception before each event gives participants a chance to exchange news, learn from each other, and discuss their passion. The intimate nature of the group allows participants to get to know and talk with the lecturers, among them well-known experts from around the world.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. Open to all Museum members (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-AfricanandOceanic@mfa.org.

$200 per couple, $100 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Friends of Asian Art
$250

Friends of Asian Art explores the fine and decorative arts, both ancient and modern, from the many different countries comprising present-day Asia.

 

Programs by Museum staff, Friends group participants, eminent collectors, distinguished scholars, and curators introduce Friends of Asian Art to works in museum and private collections. Lectures may focus on particular artists, periods, or countries, individual collectors and collections, or today’s art market. A reception before each event gives participants a chance to meet and get to know each other as well as an opportunity to talk with the lecturers, among them well-known experts from around the world.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. Open to all Museum members (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-Asian@mfa.org.

$200 per couple, $100 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Friends of Film
$250

Experience the best of contemporary world cinema with admission to more than 250 films a year and exclusive talks with MFA film staff and scholars.
 

Friends of Film connects people who love the art of film, have a desire to learn more, and want to meet others with similar enthusiasm. The group’s benefits are designed to give you the richest experience of film in the city of Boston with exceptional access to the MFA’s year-round film program. You will have the opportunity to attend for free all regularly priced screenings and have access to behind-the-scenes opportunities at special events each fall and spring. Your involvement provides critical support to the Film Program.

Participation includes two free tickets (subject to availability) to regularly priced films ($7/$8 or $9/$11), invitations for two people to attend programs, and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. Open to all Museum members (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-Film@mfa.org.

$200 per couple, $100 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Friends of Photography
$250

Foster your enjoyment and understanding of photography with talks and discussions by MFA curators and outside scholars, and the close examination of original works.

 

Sponsored by the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Friends of Photography offers participants educational and professional resources through a varied program of gallery talks and discussions, study room presentations, and artist visits.

Our group includes collectors, scholars, artists, and others who appreciate photographs; desire to learn more; want to meet others with similar enthusiasm; and wish to support photography acquisitions and activities. The MFA was one of the earliest museums in the country to collect photography, and the collection spans the history of the medium.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. Open to all Museum members (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-Photography@mfa.org.

$200 per couple, $100 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Heritage Remixed
$250

Explore our shared global heritage as a participant in Heritage Remixed, our only multi-departmental Friends group.

 

Heritage Remixed events are opportunities to explore our comprehensive collections and connect with renowned curators from many departments. Join us for inspiring tours and discussions with other curious intellectuals across cultures, time, and media.

With the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art and the new Art of the Americas Wing in full swing, there has never been a better time to meet others who share a curiosity about the breadth of the MFA’s collection. Participants enjoy entertaining and culturally rich events throughout the year and help support The Heritage Fund, an acquisition fund for the purpose of diversifying the Museum’s collection.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. Open to all Museum members (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-Heritage@mfa.org.

$200 per couple, $100 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Print and Drawing Club
$250

Foster your enjoyment and understanding of European and American works on paper with talks and discussions by MFA staff and outside scholars, and the close examination of original works.

Sponsored by the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Print and Drawing Club offers participants educational and professional resources through a varied program of gallery talks, study room presentations, and local artist visits.

The group includes collectors, scholars, artists, and others who appreciate works on paper; desire to learn more about art; want to meet others with similar enthusiasms; and wish to support department activities and the acquisition of prints and drawings. Since its founding in 1971, Print and Drawing Club’s income has supported the acquisition of nearly 120 works on paper by emerging and established artists.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. Open to all Museum members (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-Print@mfa.org.

$200 per couple, $100 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Textile and Costume Society
$250

Become acquainted with the MFA’s rich collection of textile and fashion arts through lectures and gallery tours.

 

 

Textile and Costume Society provides opportunities for learning and sharing through lectures and gallery tours conducted by leading textile artists, historians, conservators, collectors, and curators who speak on a variety of topics—from tapestries and carpets to samplers, shoes, quilts, jewelry, and fashion.

The group provides an opportunity for participants to connect with the curatorial staff as well as like-minded textile, fashion, and jewelry enthusiasts through stimulating, thoughtful, and entertaining programs.

Enjoy learning about the collection from the Museum’s curatorial staff and visiting experts while also supporting new acquisitions for the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. Open to all Museum members (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-Textile@mfa.org.

$200 per couple, $100 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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