Get exclusive access, early exposure, and deeper connections to contemporary art, artists, and curators in ways available nowhere else in Boston. Enjoy lively and illuminating events, trips, and collection talks.
The Contemporaries connects those who are united by a love of contemporary art. Through specially programmed events and trips, participants are introduced to a diverse and exciting array of today’s art in the company of Boston’s most “contemporary curious.” By joining, participants have access to behind-the-scenes opportunities, artist meet-and-greets, New York art fairs and gallery tours, and lively dialogue among friends. The group is designed to encourage a stronger, more rewarding engagement with contemporary art and the MFA, and critically supports our contemporary art projects and programs.
The Contemporaries are united by their love of today’s art, a passion to learn, and a desire to meet others who have similar enthusiasms. Participant contributions help support a broad range of department activities and are used to underwrite exhibitions, installations, staffing, acquisitions, and travel for research.
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. You must be an upper-level Museum member (Membership at $750 or more; Museum Council at $600 or more), Patron, or Benefactor to join this group (see all levels and benefits of membership).
For more information, please e-mail Friends-Contemporaries@mfa.org.
$350 per couple, $175 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.More