Museum Council Associate and Member Events

Halloween at the MFA
Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:00 am11:00 am

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

SMFA Art Sale Preview Reception
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
6:00 pm9:00 pm

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!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:30 pm8:00 pm

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
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6:30 pm8:30 pm

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"
Monday, April 3, 2017
6:30 pm8:30 pm

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"
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:30 pm8:30 pm

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
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:30 pm9:00 pm

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
Saturday, November 19, 2016
9:30 am7:30 pm

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
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6:30 pm9:00 pm

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
Friday, March 31, 2017Saturday, April 1, 2017
4:00 pm7:00 pm

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

Museum Council Patron Trip to Marfa
Thursday, April 20, 2017Sunday, April 23, 2017
9:00 am9:00 pm

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
Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:30 pm9:00 pm

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