Dear Museum Council Members,
Welcome to the Summer 2015 Museum Council Newsletter. Thank you for making this year another fundraising success! Together we have raised over $260,000 in critical annual support for the Museum. We are grateful for your support and commitment to the MFA and the Museum Council.
And many thanks to those who have generously contributed towards the Museum Council Special Exhibition Fund. We have one more year of fundraising left, and hope to get 100% participation from the Museum Council. Learn more about the Special Exhibition Fund.
We hosted over 20 events this year, including the fabulous annual Summer Party on June 6. And just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that the Museum Council won’t convene. We will be hosting an event with Le Laboratoire in Cambridge on July 28 and an outdoor tour of the MFA on August 5.
If we don’t see you this summer, we look forward to seeing you at our Kick-off event this fall on Saturday, September 12 at the MFA.
Thank you for your continued generosity and enthusiasm for the Museum Council.
With sincere gratitude,
Chair, Museum Council Steering Committee
In This Issue:
- Summer Party THANK YOU!
- Member Highlights: Michael J. McGuire, Mike and Camilla Fitzpatrick, and Erika Gorman
- Exhibition Highlight: “Tropical Mythologies” Video Q&A with Al Miner and Gonzalo Fuenmayor
- Museum Council Patron Trip to Cuba: Q&A with Travelers Marc and Charlotte Zawel
- Weddings at the MFA
- Museum Council New Staff and Member Highlights: Melissa deFriesse and Abigail Ogilvy (Spring 2015)
- Exhibition Highlights: Sonic Blossom Q&A with Jen Mergel and Lee Mingwei (Spring 2015)
- What did you do with your Summer Party Art Piece? (Winter 2015)
- Museum Council Member Highlights: Hadley Planting, Justine Lynch, and Markus Sebastiano (Winter 2015)
- New Member Tool Kit (Winter 2015)
- Meet the New Leadership of the Museum Council Steering Committee (Fall 2014)
- New Exhibitions This Fall at the MFA (Fall 2014)
- The Museum Council Artist in Residency Fund Supports Two Contemporary Projects This Winter (Winter-Spring 2014)
- Summer Party in style this June! (Winter-Spring 2014)
- Museum Council Member Highlights: Zongqi Xia, Tsugumi Maki Joiner, and Deborah Glasser (Winter-Spring 2014)
Photo by Todd Mazer Photography, 2015.