The Patron Program is the best way to experience your MFA! One of our most valued groups of art enthusiasts and philanthropists, Patrons are committed to the preservation and celebration of one of the world’s greatest art collections. Patron dues keep our doors open 7 days a week to a diverse audience of visitors; that’s something to be truly proud of.
Patrons receive a wide range of robust benefits and privileges including exclusive event invitations, insider curatorial access the growing collection, and a staff dedicated to enriching your Patron experience.
Share your passion for the MFA and in turn expand our impact: unlike almost every other Museum in the United States, the MFA receives less than 1 percent of its funding from government sources. With Patron support, the MFA can put into action a wide array of programming, enabling us to connect with our community, generate scholarship and hold a place of relevance in today’s world.
Patrons exist at the heart of the MFA. Whether you are an active Patron or prospective Patron, we invite you to discover this for yourself by looking through all our program has to offer.
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
- VIP passes to major exhibitions
- reciprocal admission benefits at 22 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
- four free tickets to all general MFA member events and four discounted member tickets to all lectures, concerts, films, and other programs and events
- complimentary mobile MFA Guides for you and your guests
- updates on exhibitions, trips, and programs through the Patron Newsletter
- a direct phone line and e-mail address to reach staff dedicated to personally handling your special requests
Levels of Patron Membership
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 special events offering a closer look at the Museum and its collections.
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.
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 enjoy a special tour of the newly renovated Greek Daily Life galleries from Rita Freed, John F. Cogan, Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Chair, Art of the Ancient World; Christine Kondoleon, George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art; and staff of the department, followed by a private Greek-themed dinner; as well as an up-close look at the exhibition “Kay Nielsen” with curators Meghan Melvin, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design; and Michelle Finamore, Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts. 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, celebrate the winter season at the annual Director’s Holiday Party with Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum, and enjoy an elegant dinner featuring fine wines in the spring. 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. This year, President’s Circle Patrons will receive rare access to the hidden treasures in the European painting storage rooms with Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum; Ronni Baer, William and Ann Elfers Senior Curator of Paintings, Art of Europe; Ben Weiss, director of Collections, Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Visual Culture; and Matthew Siegal, chair, Conservation and Collections Management. Members at the President’s Circle level receive 20 VIP passes.
Chairman’s Circle Patron
Contributing $100,000 annually
Membership in the Chairman’s Circle provides crucial operating support to the MFA at the highest leadership level. Chairman’s Circle Patrons enjoy the exclusive opportunity to host a private event in the MFA’s Hamilton Palace dining room filled with history and splendor. Members at the President’s Circle level receive 30 VIP passes.