Patron Member Events

Detail of Frida Kahlo's painting, Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia)
Patron Season Opener
September 13, 2016

Join us as we kick off the 2016–17 season of the Patron Program! Learn about the newest installations of American and contemporary art with Elliot...

Sebastian Smee Headshot
SOLD OUT Bonus Event: Sebastian Smee in Conversation with Matthew...
September 14, 2016

The MFA’s Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum sits down with Pulitzer Prize–winning Boston Globe art critic and author, Sebastian Smee....

Patrons looking at art
Patron Tour
September 21, 2016

Join us for a tour of the MFA collection and temporary exhibitions given by a fellow Patron. The tour will last approximately one hour. A light...

Painting of woman slumped in a chair
William Merritt Chase
October 1, 2016

Join us for an exclusive opening reception of “William Merritt Chase”. Rediscover this important and overlooked American Impressionist, praised for...

Dora Wheeler, William Merritt Chase
William Merritt Chase Curatorial Lecture
October 23, 2016

Attend a private curatorial lecture by Erica Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings, on “William Merritt Chase.” Learn more about this...

Patrons looking at art
Patron Tour
November 3, 2016

Join us for a tour of the MFA collection and temporary exhibitions given by a fellow Patron. The tour will last approximately one hour. A light...

An East Asian spiritual figure
How Curators Think
November 7, 2016

Learn how three curators approach interpreting the Chinese, Ancient World, and Contemporary collections at the MFA. The evening features short...

Members looking at art at the SMFA Art Sale Preview
Patron Bonus Event: SMFA Art Sale Preview Night
November 16, 2016

Here is your chance to discover the next up-and-coming art star! This annual art sale features work by SMFA undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and...

Patrons looking at art
Patron Tour
December 7, 2016

Join us for a tour of the MFA collection and temporary exhibitions given by a fellow Patron. The tour will last approximately one hour. A light...

Patron Bonus Event: Millennium Gospel Choir
December 16, 2016

Celebrate the holidays with renowned members of the Boston gospel community with a performance that is always “palpable” and “riveting” (The Boston...

Patrons in AAW Galleries
Close Up: Art of the Ancient World
January 23, 2017

Spend the evening with the experts of Art of the Ancient World and learn more about what brought each curator to the MFA and what they see as the...

Rhona MacBeth working on Kahlo
The Art of Conservation
March 21, 2017

Back by popular demand! Patrons are invited to learn more about major art conservation projects with MFA conservators. Following the presentation,...

Matthew Teitelbaum standing in front of Jason Middlebrook mural in Linde Family Wing
A Look Ahead with Matthew Teitelbaum
June 13, 2017

Patrons hear from Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, on the Museum’s exciting future.

Couple walking outside of Fenway Entrance
Patron Bonus Event: Art and Architecture Outdoor Tour
June 25, 2017

Back by popular demand! Join fellow Patrons for a private tour of the MFA’s public art located on the Museum’s campus and learn more about the...

Patron Fellow Events

Detail of wreath with two-headed figure and serpent
The Della Robbia Dinner
October 25, 2016

Experience the sublime beauty of Della Robbia sculptures in a private visit to “Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence” with...

Renaissance revival neck ornament, Designed by G. Paulding Farnham, 1859–1927
Connoisseurship Seminar
March 7, 2017

At this Patron Fellow favorite, choose from six sessions led by expert curators and conservators designed to sharpen your eye and expand your fine...

Patron Sponsor Events

Dora Wheeler, William Merritt Chase
William Merritt Chase Fall Luncheon
October 23, 2016

Enjoy a fall luncheon with Erica Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings, following her Patron lecture on American Impressionist William...

Director's Circle Events

Unidentified Artist, Musicians in the Snow, 1876
Director's Holiday Party
December 11, 2016

Join Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum and celebrate the holiday season at this joyful evening with your fellow Director’s Circle,...

Miquel Barcelo, 9 Huitres, 1986
The Fine Wine Dinner: Matisse and the South of France
April 24, 2017

Join Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings Helen Burnham on a special tour of “Matisse in the Studio,” the Museum’s first major...

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