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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Museum Council 2021–22 Season

View our full season of Museum Council events in our digital brochure.

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Levels and Benefits

Museum Council members enjoy special benefits including:

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Complimentary Admission

Twelve months of general admission and member benefits

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Special Access

Early access to complimentary special exhibition tickets

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Special Events

Invitations to VIP exhibition receptions, tours, and talks

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Discounts

Up to 40% off parking, 15% off dining, and 10% off at Museum shops

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Reciprocal Admission

Reciprocal admission benefits at 22 major art museums

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Courtesy of Caitlin Cunningham Photography.

Museum Council Associate

$300 to $599 / year


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

  • Membership for one adult ages 21–26
  • Daily general admission for up to two adults and four youths (ages 7–17)
  • Four complimentary tickets per special exhibition
  • Discounted tickets for additional guests
  • Invitations to all Museum Council Member events (admits one)

$130 per person is not tax deductible

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Courtesy of Caitlin Cunningham Photography.

Museum Council Member

$600 to $1,199 / year


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

  • Membership for two adults ages 21–45
  • Daily general admission for up to four adults and four youths (ages 7–17)
  • Six complimentary tickets per special exhibition
  • Discounted tickets for additional guests
  • Invitations to all Museum Council Member events (admits two)

$130 per person, $260 per couple is not tax deductible

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Courtesy of Liza Voll Photography.

Museum Council Fellow

$1,200 to $2,999 / 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 complimentary tickets per special exhibition
  • Unique gatherings led by MFA curators and other special guests focused on art appreciation and connoisseurship
  • Opportunities to join MFA travel programs
  • Invitations to all Museum Council Member and Fellow events (admits two)
  • The chance to learn more about the collections with Curators Circles

$190 per person, $380 per couple is not tax deductible

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Museum Council Patron

$3,000 / year


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

  • Membership for two adults ages 21–49
  • All benefits at the Museum Council Fellow level
  • Daily general admission for up to six adults and four youths (ages 7–17)
  • Twelve complimentary tickets per special exhibition
  • Specialized access and learning opportunities with MFA curators, expert staff, and conservators
  • Opportunity to visit a Boston-area private collection
  • Invitations to all Museum Council Member, Fellow, and Patron events (admits two)
  • Invitations to attend select Patron Program events (admits two)

$260 per person, $520 per couple 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.