By joining the Patron Program, you stand alongside an invaluable group of loyal donors who believe fine art has something profound to offer every person, from every walk of life. Thanks to the annual support of over 800 Patron households, the MFA is able to carry out its essential mission: sharing one of the world’s greatest art collections with an ever-widening audience, and opening its doors seven days a week to over one million visitors each year.

As a Patron, you receive a full year membership offering in-depth access to our curators, world-renowned exhibitions, and a staff dedicated to enriching your experience at the MFA. In addition, your gift sustains a Museum on the threshold of a new era of public engagement. Each day, the MFA provides a home for ground-breaking educational programs, community discussion, and intellectual exploration through the arts.

Join us today and experience the power of your philanthropic leadership at work.

Benefits of Patron Membership

  • free admission for four adults
  • invitations to a host of exclusive events
  • invitations to private tours for you and your guests
  • VIP passes to major exhibitions
  • reciprocal admission benefits at 23 major art museums
  • opportunities to travel with MFA curators
  • recognition in the Annual Report
  • opportunity to book the MFA for private events
  • discounts at MFA restaurants, shops, and parking

Levels of Patron Membership

Patron Member

Contributing $3,000 annually

Join and experience the MFA from a new perspective! Patron Members receive 12 VIP passes for each major exhibition to share with friends and family, and invitations to a series of six special events offering a closer look at the Museum and its collections. Discounts at MFA restaurants, gift shops, lectures, courses, films, and parking round out a truly immersive Museum experience.

Patron Fellow

Contributing $6,000 annually

In addition to the benefits and events offered at the Member level, Patron Fellows enjoy more intimate interactions with curators and conservators at popular events such as the annual Connoisseurship Seminar. Patron Fellows receive 14 VIP passes to major exhibitions.

Patron Sponsor

Contributing $12,000 annually

Patron Sponsors, in addition to the benefits and events offered at the Fellow level, enjoy a level of access granted to few others. This year, Sponsors will enjoy a special tour of Class Distinctions from Ronni Baer, William and Ann Elfers Senior Curator of Paintings, followed by a private ‘rijstaffel’-themed dinner, as well as an up-close look at the conservation of Guanyin: Bodhisattva of Compassion. Patron Sponsors receive 16 VIP passes to major exhibitions.

Director’s Circle Patron

Contributing $30,000 annually

Membership in the Director’s Circle promises a truly exclusive Museum experience. In addition to the benefits and events offered at the Sponsor level, Director’s Circle Patrons are invited to tour a significant private collection in the Boston area with MFA curators in the fall, celebrate the winter season at the annual Director’s Circle Holiday Party with Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum, and enjoy the third annual Wine Dinner. Director’s Circle Patrons receive 18 VIP passes to major exhibitions.

President’s Circle Patron

Contributing $50,000 annually

The President’s Circle recognizes a group of the Museum’s most dedicated annual supporters. Members at the President’s Circle level receive 20 VIP passes.