Museum Council Associate and Member Events

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Opening Reception: "William Merritt Chase"
October 1, 2016

Be among the first to experience this major international exhibition on the work of a leading American Impressionist. Rediscover this important...

Bonus Event: Dance in the Museum/Visual Arts Onstage
October 12, 2016

Dance and the visual arts have had close ties since the early 20th century, when the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev brought then-contemporary...

Halloween at the MFA
October 29, 2016

Don your Halloween best at the MFA during this family-friendly favorite. Includes art-making activities, spooky fun, and Halloween-inspired breakfast...

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SMFA Art Sale Preview Reception
November 16, 2016

Discover the next great art star! Featuring art by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts undergraduates, graduates, faculty and affiliated artists...

Game Night!
February 16, 2017

Explore the Museum and engage in some healthy competition with your Museum Council friends on Game Night! Guests are invited to participate in an...

Collecting Panel
March 8, 2017

Hear from industry professionals and avid collectors on their experiences in art collecting. This panel discussion includes a Q&A component, and...

Opening Reception: "Matisse in the Studio"
April 3, 2017

Preview the first major museum exhibition to focus on Henri Matisse’s collection of objects and their effect on his creative process.

The Making of an Exhibition: "Matisse in the Studio"
April 25, 2017

Explore the process of making an exhibtion with members of the MFA’s facilities team, through the lens of “Matisse in the Studio.” This unique...

The Curatorial Dinner: Visiting Masterpieces: Botticelli
May 11, 2017

Experience art and food at it’s finest. Frederick Ilchman, chair and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings, Art of Europe, provides an in-...

Museum Council Fellow Events

New England Art Tour
November 19, 2016

Join Jen Mergel, Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, for a day trip through the North Shore of Massachusetts. Includes visits to the...

Connoisseurship Seminar and Dinner
February 7, 2017

At this annual favorite, enjoy a choice of intimate curatorial presentations followed by an elegant seated dinner in the William I. Koch Gallery...

AIPAD Photography Fair: New York City Weekend
March 31, 2017April 1, 2017

Includes VIP access to the AIPAD Photography Fair with MFA photography curators, a visit to a private art collection, and exclusive tours at...

Museum Council Patron Events

Up Close: Conservation in Action: Preserving Nirvana
October 20, 2016

Join Jacki Elgar, Head of Asian Conservation and Head of International Projects, Asia, for an intimate look at the conservation of Hanabusa Itchō’s...

Museum Council Patron Trip to Marfa
April 20, 2017April 23, 2017

Explore Marfa, Texas, an exciting cultural center for the contemporary arts, with Jen Mergel, Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. Home to...

Up Close: Fashion at the MFA
May 18, 2017

Join Lauren Whitley, Senior Curator of Textile and Fashion Arts, and Anne Havinga, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Senior Curator of Photographs, for an...