Join the Museum Council today!

Do you want to broaden your knowledge of art and connect with other young people in the Boston area? Then the Museum Council is for you! The Museum Council is Boston’s premier young group for arts supporters and provides essential unrestricted support for the Museum’s annual operations.

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See Levels and Benefits

Levels and Benefits

Museum Council members enjoy special benefits including:

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Complimentary Admission

Twelve months of free timed admission tickets and member benefits

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Special Access

Early access to exhibitions and admission tickets

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Special Events

Invitations to VIP exhibition receptions, tours, talks, and the Summer Party

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VIP Passes

VIP passes to special exhibitions

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Discounts

Enjoy up to 40% off parking and 10% off at Museum shops

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Reciprocal Admission

Reciprocal admission benefits at 22 major art museums

Museum Council Associate

Starting at $300 / year

Ideal for recent graduates. Provides a great introduction to the Museum Council.

  • Membership for one adult ages 21–26
  • Museum admission for two adults and children 17 and under
  • Four VIP passes to special exhibitions
  • Invitations to all Museum Council Member events (admits one)
  • $300 is not tax deductible

Museum Council Member

Starting at $600 / year

Perfect for couples. Expand your arts experience and meet other young arts supporters.

  • Membership for two adults ages 21–45
  • Museum admission for four adults and children 17 and under
  • Six VIP passes to special exhibitions
  • Invitations to all Museum Council Member events
  • Opportunities to learn more about the collections with Curators Circles
  • $300 is not tax deductible

Museum Council Fellow

Starting at $1,200 / year

Connect with peers in an intimate setting.

  • Membership for two adults ages 21–45
  • All the benefits of the Museum Council Member level
  • Eight VIP passes to special exhibitions
  • Unique gatherings led by MFA curators and other special guests focused on art appreciation and connoisseurship
  • Opportunities to join MFA travel programs and/or visit a Boston-area private collection
  • Invitations to all Museum Council Member and Fellow events (admits two)
  • $350 is not tax deductible

Museum Council Patron

Starting at $3,000 / year

Deepen your engagement with art at the MFA and other young art patrons.

  • Membership for two adults ages 21–49
  • All the benefits of the Museum Council Fellow level
  • Specialized access and learning opportunities with MFA curators, expert staff, and conservators
  • Invitations to all Museum Council Member, Fellow, and Patron events (admits two)
  • The chance to attend select Patron Program events (admits two)
  • $350 is not tax deductible

Ways to Give

Prefer to give a set amount each month? With monthly payment options, giving has never been easier!

Contact the Museum Council Office at 617-369-3268 or museumcouncil@mfa.org and ask to be set up with monthly payments.

Monthly payments range from:
$25 for Associates
$50 for Members
$100 for Fellows
$250 for Patrons

Is your company a matching gift employer? Many companies will increase the impact of your gift to the MFA. Please check with your human resources department to obtain a Matching Gift Form, and send it in with your Museum Council reply card and payment.

If you have questions, please contact the Museum Council Office at 617-369-3268 or museumcouncil@mfa.org.

The MFA has created a special category for Museum Council members who wish to support the Museum by recommending a grant from a charitable foundation or donor-advised fund. Specific rules apply.

If you have questions, please contact the Museum Council Office at 617-369-3268 or museumcouncil@mfa.org.

If you wish to give a gift of stock, please contact, or ask your broker to contact, MFA Development Operations at 617-369-3841.