Dear Museum Council Members,

Welcome to a new season at the MFA! I hope you’ve had a great summer and are excited to join us for a range of events this fall, from our annual preview of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Art Sale on November 16, to a very special New England Art Tour day trip on November 19 with Jen Mergel, Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. In the coming season I hope you will find fun ways to connect with friends, learn, and see the incredible works of art on view at the MFA.

In this issue: meet the 2016–17 Museum Council Steering Committee members, hear about the record-breaking results of our recent Special Exhibition Fund effort, enjoy getting to know two of our newest Council members, and get an inside look at an exciting new initiative for parents and families.

With a new season comes a new Museum Council Steering Committee leadership team. We are pleased to announce the following appointments:

Elizabeth Dunne Marcoulier, Co-chair, Family Initiative
Garrett Broadrup, Co-chair, Family Initiative
Erika Gorman, Vice-chair, Events
Hadley Powell, Vice-chair, Membership
Ken Bonanno, Vice-chair, Development
John O’Leary, Chair

On behalf of the new leadership team, we thank you for your continued support of the MFA and look forward to seeing you soon.

With sincere gratitude and appreciation,

John O’Leary
Chair, Museum Council Steering Committee

Above: Photo by Todd Mazer Photography, 2016


In This Issue: Fall 2016