The Museum Council of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, invites you to

The Summer Party

Saturday, June 11, 2016 
9 pm–Midnight

  • Music, cocktails and full bar, dessert, and dancing
  • Juried silent art auction and prize drawing
  • Black tie

Summer Party Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Dunne Marcoulier and Jason Marcoulier
Alice Rossiter and George Lewis
Charlotte Zawel and Marc Zawel

City chic meets garden green. Enter an urban oasis at this season’s premiere social event for young and stylish Bostonians. This annual event raises vital operating support for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Summer Party benefits the Museum Council Special Exhibition Fund.

The Summer Party, hosted by the Museum Council, is held in the MFA’s elegantly transformed Shapiro Family Courtyard. DJ Rich DiMare spins music all night long, while full bars provide specialty cocktails. Bid on fabulous artwork at a juried silent auction at Boston’s most renowned art museum. VIP guests enjoy a pre-party in the elegant Koch Gallery, 251, and VIP bar access at the Summer Party. Join the chicest crowd at the black-tie event of the season!

Photo by Todd Mazer, 2015.

Purchase Tickets

Guest Ticket

You are the life of the party and the Museum is your oyster for this special evening!

Guest Ticket
Advanced Sale: $200; $150 for Museum Council and Patron Program Members

Guest tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the night of the event starting at 9 pm. $225; $175 for Museum Council and Patron Program Members 

  • 1 ticket to the Summer Party
  • $100 is not tax-deductible

Please note: There is a limit of two tickets at the discounted price for Museum Council and Patron Program members.

VIP Ticket

Take your party experience to the next level!

VIP Ticket
$325; $275 for Museum Council and Patron Program Members

  • 1 ticket to the Summer Party
  • Invitation to VIP Pre-Party
  • VIP bar access during the Summer Party
  • While supplies last: 1 VIP Benefit Print per ticket order, limit one print per household (quantities are limited and not guaranteed)
  • Recognition in print invitation (if received by March 15)
  • Recognition in event program (if received by May 15)
  • $125 is not tax-deductible

Please note: there is a limit of two VIP tickets at the discounted member price for Museum Council and Patron Program members.

VIP Contributor Ticket Packages: Platinum, Gold, and Silver

An ideal way to celebrate and support the MFA!

Platinum $6,000

  • 16 VIP tickets to the Summer Party
  • Invitation to VIP Pre-Party
  • VIP bar access during the Summer Party
  • 1 Guaranteed VIP Benefit Print
  • Reserved seating area at the Summer Party
  • Recognition in print invitation (if received by March 15)
  • Recognition in event program (if received by May 15)
  • Recognition on select event signage (if received by May 15)
  • $2,000 is not tax-deductible.

Gold $3,000

  • 8 VIP tickets to the Summer Party
  • Invitation to VIP Pre-Party
  • VIP Bar access during the Summer Party
  • 1 Guaranteed VIP Benefit Print
  • Reserved seating area at the Summer Party
  • Recognition in print invitation (if received by March 15)
  • Recognition in event program (if received by May 15)
  • Recognition on select event signage (if received by May 15)
  • $1,000 is not tax-deductible.

Silver $1,200

  • 4 VIP tickets to The Summer Party
  • Invitation to VIP Pre-Party
  • VIP Bar access during the Summer Party
  • 1 Guaranteed VIP Benefit Print
  • Recognition in print invitation (if received by March 15)
  • Recognition in event program (if received by May 15)
  • $500 is not tax-deductible.

Details

VIP Pre-Party

8–9 pm

Start your evening in style at the VIP Pre-Party! VIP ticket holders are invited to arrive early for a celebration in the elegant Koch Gallery, 251. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres amidst old master paintings in the grandest gallery at the MFA, as well as expedited access to the Summer Party once the main event begins.

2016 Summer Party Benefit Print Artist

Each year the Museum Council collaborates with a contemporary artist on a limited edition artwork exclusively for the Summer Party. VIP contributors receive a benefit print. VIP ticket purchasers can receive one print per household while supplies last. Quantity is limited and not guaranteed.

The MFA is pleased to announce Nicole Chesney as the 2016 Summer Party Benefit Print Artist. A celebration in honor of Nicole Chesney’s selection will be held on Wednesday, May 11th at Gallery Naga. All VIP ticket purchasers will receive an invitation to this event.

Benefit prints will be mailed to all recipients the week after The Summer Party.

Juried Silent Art Auction

The Summer Party is a perfect opportunity to choose from approximately 20 paintings, prints, photographs, or works in other media by emerging and established artists. Proceeds from the silent art auction directly benefit the artist and the MFA. 

Download the MFA Summer Party Art Auction app on your phone to preview the works available for bidding at the event.

Summer Party Host Committee

A great party starts with a great host committee. The MFA would like to thank the following members for their contributions to this year’s Summer Party:

Elizabeth Dunne Marcoulier, Co-Chair
Jason Marcoulier, Co-Chair
George Lewis, Co-Chair
Alice Rossiter, Co-Chair
Charlotte Zawel, Co-Chair
Marc Zawel, Co-Chair

Dawn Belizaire
Claudine Donikian Blake
Ashley Breed
Sarah Britton
Emily Burns
Katy Capo
Joseph Carroll
Jacqueline Cassidy
Brendan Ciecko
Farah Darliette Lewis
Nemisha Dawra
Elizabeth Dobrska
Kara Doyle DuMouchelle
Justin DuMouchelle
Maggie Duthaler
Heloisa Helena Fitzgerald
Michael Fitzpatrick
Kara Frigon
Juan Carlos Gonzalez
Erika Gorman
Jamie Lynn Haddad
Katie Horigan
Sofia Hou
Joshua Janson
Nina Lewis-Schroeder
Vanessa LoVerme Akhtar
Ashley Mahoney
Sa’adiyah Masoud
Benjamin McGuire
Jen Mergel
Margaret Miller
Pia Miller
Paul Miller
Gwendalyn Moore
Gina Morda
Bill Neidlinger
Abigail Ogilvy
Max Osbon
Timothy Porter
Jennifer Poveromo
Cameron Rahbar
Charlotte Riggs
William Schroeder
Melissa St. Clair
Neil St. Clair
Sarah Tiedemann
Julia Volfson
David Wedemeyer
Robert White
Jennifer Williams
Emi Winterer

Special Thanks

We are grateful to the generous organizations and individuals who have donated their time, talents, and services to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Summer Party.

Nicole Chesney, 2016 Summer Party Benefit Print Artist
Todd Mazer
Peterson Party Center
Port Lighting Systems
Reserve Modern
Winston Flowers


Sponsors

Summer Party is sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Summer Party is sponsored by Chloe Wine Collection.