• Fans Open to all Museum members.
  • Enthusiasts Open to upper-level Museum members (Membership at $750 or more; Museum Council at $600 or more), Patrons, and Benefactors.
The Contemporaries
$1,500

Get exclusive access, early exposure, and deeper connections to contemporary art, artists, and curators in ways available nowhere else in Boston. Enjoy lively and illuminating events, trips, and collection talks.

The Contemporaries connects those who are united by a love of contemporary art. Through specially programmed events and trips, participants are introduced to a diverse and exciting array of today’s art in the company of Boston’s most “contemporary curious.” By joining, participants have access to behind-the-scenes opportunities, artist meet-and-greets, New York art fairs and gallery tours, and lively dialogue among friends. The group is designed to encourage a stronger, more rewarding engagement with contemporary art and the MFA, and critically supports our contemporary art projects and programs.

The Contemporaries are united by their love of today’s art, a passion to learn, and a desire to meet others who have similar enthusiasms. Participant contributions help support a broad range of department activities and are used to underwrite exhibitions, installations, staffing, acquisitions, and travel for research.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. You must be an upper-level Museum member (Membership at $750 or more; Museum Council at $600 or more), Patron, or Benefactor to join this group (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-Contemporaries@mfa.org.

$350 per couple, $175 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Fashion Council
$1,500

Fashion Council is a unique group of those who are interested in the latest in Paris couture, New York style, and London counterculture, as well as the cultural and historical factors that influence fashion.

Fashion Council was established by the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts for the purpose of exploring the intellectual, cultural, and artistic aspects of fashionable dress in a convivial and social setting.

Participants enjoy exclusive and lively programs throughout the year that feature prominent designers, jewelers, journalists, collectors, academics, and artists connected with the fashion world, and also have access to exciting travel opportunities.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. You must be an upper-level Museum member (Membership at $750 or more; Museum Council at $600 or more), Patron, or Benefactor to join this group (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-FashionCouncil@mfa.org.

$350 per couple, $175 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Karolik Society
$1,500

Karolik Society fosters appreciation, understanding, and exploration of the vibrant arts of the Americas.

 

 

Named in honor of Martha and Maxim Karolik—our distinguished benefactors of decorative arts, paintings, works on paper, and folk art—Karolik Society provides a chance to connect with others who are passionate about Art of the Americas. Participants have access to unique travel opportunities, including visits to important American art fairs, museums, and private collections, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and programs led by curators and other experts in the field.

In addition to supporting Karolik Society, participants’ contributions help pay for new acquisitions and costs related to conserving, restoring, or displaying works of art.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. You must be an upper-level Museum member (Membership at $750 or more; Museum Council at $600 or more), Patron, or Benefactor to join this group (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-KarolikSociety@mfa.org.

$350 per couple, $175 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Laurel Society
$1,500

Laurel Society offers stimulating events related to Greek and Roman art and archaeology, as well as a unique opportunity to connect with others with similar interests.

 

Laurel Society participants have exceptional access to curatorial staff and other experts, behind-the-scenes experiences, and travel to museums, art fairs, and private collections.

Participants’ contributions not only help cover the cost of our exclusive events, but also provide much-needed discretionary funds for the Art of the Ancient World department to support special projects or for the purchase of works of art.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. You must be an upper-level Museum member (Membership at $750 or more; Museum Council at $600 or more), Patron, or Benefactor to join this group (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-LaurelSociety@mfa.org.

$350 per couple, $175 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Lotus Society
$1,500

Lotus Society offers stimulating events related to Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern art and archaeology, as well as a unique opportunity to connect with others with similar interests.

Lotus Society participants have exceptional access to curatorial staff and other experts; behind-the-scenes experiences; and travel to museums, art fairs, and private collections.

Participants’ contributions not only help cover the cost of our exclusive events, but also provide much-needed discretionary funds for the Art of the Ancient World department to support special projects or for the purchase of works of art.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. You must be an upper-level Museum member (Membership at $750 or more; Museum Council at $600 or more), Patron, or Benefactor to join this group (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-LotusSociety@mfa.org.

$350 per couple, $175 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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Swan Society
$1,500

Swan Society participants are true friends to the Art of Europe department and enjoy diverse events that lead to greater appreciation of European art from the early Medieval period to the mid-20th century.

Named for James Swan (1754–1831), a noted art collector in Boston, Swan Society provides participants with access to European art experts. Swan Society programs encourage close looking at original works of art, share current research and insights into curatorial decision-making, and stimulate dialogue between museum professionals and participants. Everyone involved shares a passion for European decorative arts, sculpture, and painting.

Contributions from Swan Society participants directly sustain the Art of Europe department by providing funding for essential work that includes cataloguing, research, publication, and exhibition development.

Participation includes invitations for two people to attend programs and runs on the same annual cycle—with the same expiration date—as your MFA membership. You must be an upper-level Museum member (Membership at $750 or more; Museum Council at $600 or more), Patron, or Benefactor to join this group (see all levels and benefits of membership).

For more information, please e-mail Friends-SwanSociety@mfa.org.

$350 per couple, $175 per individual is not tax deductible. For tax purposes, these are the estimated fair market values of benefits. You will be mailed a tax receipt.

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