Join the Museum Council today!

Do you want to broaden your knowledge of art and connect with other young people in the city? Then the Museum Council is for you! We invite you to forget the tensions of the day and come have fun at the MFA through rich learning experiences with other terrific people. The Museum Council is Boston’s premier young group for arts supporters and provides essential unrestricted support for the Museum’s annual operations. As a benefit, Museum Council members receive numerous unique and exclusive invitations throughout the year to learn more about the Museum and its collections.

Museum Council members enjoy special benefits including:

  • Museum Council membership and event invitations for two individuals—share with a friend, partner, or spouse!
    (Associate level for one individual between the ages of 21–26)
  • Twelve months of MFA membership and associated benefits including complimentary Museum admission for you and guests and discounts on everything from lectures and courses to dining, shopping, and parking.
  • Invitations to VIP special exhibition receptions, behind-the-scenes tours, and talks
  • VIP passes to special exhibitions
  • Discounted tickets to The Summer Party, the Museum Council’s annual black-tie gala: Save-the-date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Above: Vincent van Gogh, Lullaby: Madame Augustine Roulin Rocking a Cradle (La Berceuse) (detail), 1889. Oil on canvas. Bequest of John T. Spaulding.


Museum Council Membership Levels

Associate

Contributing $300 annually

Individual membership is ideal for recent graduates
Join and receive Museum Council member benefits for one person between the ages of 21 and 26, including Museum admission for two adults and children 17 and under, and invitations for one person to all Museum Council Member events.

Join as an Associate

Member

Contributing $600 to $1,199 annually

Expand your arts experience
Join and receive Museum Council member benefits for two people between the ages of 21 and 45, including Museum admission for four adults and children 17 and under, and invitations for two people to all Museum Council Member events

Join as a Member

Fellow

Contributing $1,200 to $2,999 annually

Connect with your peers in a more intimate setting
Join and receive Museum Council member benefits for two people between the ages of 21 and 45, including Museum admission for four adults and children 17 and under, and invitations for two people to all Museum Council Member and Fellow events.

Fellows are invited to truly unique gatherings led by MFA curators and other special guests, focused on art appreciation, collecting, and connoisseurship. Annual events might include a trip to New York City to attend an international art fair, a visit to private art collection, and the Connoisseurship Seminar and Dinner, which includes a very special evening of focused curatorial talks followed by a seated dinner in the Koch Gallery at the MFA.

Join as a Fellow

Patron

Contributing $3,000 or more annually

Enhance your access to the MFA’s collection
Join and receive Museum Council member benefits for two people between the ages of 21 and 49, including Museum admission for four adults and children 17 and under, and invitations for two people to all Museum Council Member, Fellow and Patron events.

At the highest level of support for the Museum Council, Patrons are invited for incredibly exclusive invitations to behind-the-scenes engagements with MFA curators and expert staff. Opportunities may include viewing objects not on view to the general public, visits to the Prints and Drawings Study Room or art conservation labs.

Join as a Patron

Ways to Give

Monthly Payments

Prefer to give a set amount each month? With monthly payment options, giving has never been easier!

Call the Museum Council Office at 617-369-3268 or e-mail us and ask to be set up with monthly payments.

Monthly payments range from:
$25 for Associates
$50 for Members
$100 for Fellows
$250 for Patrons

Matching Gifts Through Your Employer

Is your company a matching gift employer? Many companies will double your gift to the MFA. Please check with your human resources department to obtain a Matching Gift Form, and send it in with your Museum Council reply card and payment.

If you have questions, please call the Museum Council Office at 617-369-3268 or e-mail us.

Foundations and Donor-Advised Funds

The MFA has created a special category for Museum Council members who wish to support the Museum by recommending a grant from a charitable foundation or donor-advised fund. Specific rules apply.

If you have questions, please call the Museum Council Office at 617-369-3268 or e-mail us.

Stock

If you wish to give a gift of stock, please contact, or ask your broker to contact, MFA Development Operations at 617-369-3841.