The Museum Council cordially invites you to the Summer Party, the annual black tie gala held in the MFA’s elegantly transformed Shapiro Family Courtyard with DJ Rich DiMare spinning music all night long. This event attracts the city’s young and stylish philanthropists for a night of art, dancing, and celebrating, while raising crucial support for the Museum’s exhibitions, community programs, and conservation initiatives.

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 
9 pm–Midnight

  • Dancing, specialty cocktails, full bar, dessert, and late-night bites
  • Juried silent auction
  • Private viewing of the exhibition “Matisse in the Studio”

VIP ticket holders enjoy a pre-party and VIP bar access during the Summer Party.

Buy your tickets today because they will sell out! Advance ticket sales only; no door sales.

Increase your support for the Museum and have a chance to win a trip to Europe in Spring 2018 with the Museum Council Patrons by adding a $100 raffle ticket to your purchase order. Raffle tickets will not be sold at the party. See official raffle rules.

Become a Museum Council member for Summer Party discounted pricing and invitations to attend exclusive events throughout the year.

Event co-chairs: Justin DuMouchelle, Erika Gorman, Gina Morda, Bill Neidlinger

Purchase Tickets

Guest Ticket

Be the life of the party!

Guest Ticket
$225; $175 for Museum Council and Patron members

Purchase Guest Ticket

There is a limit of two tickets at the discounted price for Museum Council and Patron Program members.
Advanced sales only; no door sales.

$100 is not tax-deductible

VIP Ticket

Take your party experience to the next level!

VIP Ticket
$450; $350 for Museum Council and Patron Program members

Purchase VIP Ticket

All VIP ticket holders receive

  • Invitation to VIP Pre-Party
  • VIP bar access during the Summer Party
  • While supplies last: One VIP Benefit Print by artist Julia S. Powell, per ticket order, limit one print per household

There is a limit of two tickets at the discounted price for Museum Council and Patron Program members.
Advanced sales only; no door sales.

$150 is not tax-deductible.

VIP Contributor Ticket Packages: Platinum, Gold, and Silver

The perfect way to celebrate and support the MFA!

Silver $1,500Sold out


  • 4 VIP tickets
  • Invitation to VIP Pre-Party
  • VIP bar access during The Summer Party
  • Guaranteed: 1 VIP Benefit Print, per ticket order, limit one print per household

$600 is not tax-deductible.

Gold $3,500

Purchase Gold Package


  • All benefits of the Silver level
  • 8 VIP tickets
  • Reserved seating area with waiter service
  • Recognition on select event signage (if purchased by May 15, 2017)

$1,200 is not tax-deductible.

Platinum $6,000

Call 617-369-3268 to purchase.


  • All benefits of the Gold level
  • 14 VIP tickets

$2,000 is not tax-deductible.


VIP Pre-Party

7:30–9 pm, Koch Gallery

Start your evening in style at the VIP Pre-Party! Enjoy a dinner reception, live auction, and performance from MIT Hacking Arts.

2017 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. The MFA is pleased to announce Julia S. Powell as the 2017 Summer Party Benefit Print Artist.

VIP contributors receive a benefit print. VIP ticket purchasers can receive one print per household while supplies last. Quantity is limited and not guaranteed. Benefit prints will be mailed to all recipients the week after The Summer Party.

Juried Silent Auction

Come prepared to bid on fabulous art and one of a kind experiences.

Download the MFA Summer Party Art Auction app on your phone to preview the works available for bidding at the event. Come prepared to place a bid starting at 9 pm the night of the party. You’ll receive notifications when you are outbid and when you win. No need to step away from the dance floor (or the bar).

Summer Party Host Committee

Emily Aaronson
Carolyn Alenci
Gabrielle Baron
Katie Barrow
Ashley Breed
Sonia Calderon
TaraLynn Casperson
Brendan Ciecko
M. Page deGregorio
David DeSimone
Elizabeth Dobrska
Christina Dorobek
Kara Doyle-Dumouchelle
Mike Fitzpatrick
Jennifer Glickman
Arjun Gupta
Jimmy Guzman
Joshua Janson
Cara Johnston
Kevin Jones
Nina Lewis-Schroeder
Katherine Machnich
Sa’adiyah Masoud
Haley McCraven
Henry Meyer
Paul Miller
Pia Miller
Anna Molosky
Gwendalyn Moore
Massimo Morin
Abigail Ogilvy
John O’Leary
Max Osbon
Allie Powell
Cameron Rahbar
Caroline Rando
Lucy Santos
William Schroeder
Liz Shaw
Sam Sweig
Menaka Thilaiampalam
Julia Volfson
Charlotte Zawel

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.

Peak Event Services

Catering by Restaurant Associates

Emirates Airline
Emirates Airline logo

Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Four Seasons Hotel, Boston logo

Todd Mazer

MIT Hacking Arts

Kent Newton Salon

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Binita Patel Photography

Port Lighting Systems

Julia S. Powell, 2017 Summer Party Benefit Print Artist

Winston Flowers

Pretty Instant
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Summer Party is sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Summer Party is sponsored by Chloe Wine Collection.