Save the date: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9 pm–Midnight

Join us at Boston’s most stylish party of the year! The Summer Party, hosted by the Museum Council, is held in the MFA’s elegantly transformed Shapiro Family Courtyard with DJ Rich DiMare spinning music all night long. VIP ticket holders enjoy an exclusive pre-party with an interactive art making experience. Buy your tickets today because they will sell out! Advance ticket sales only; no door sales.

  • Dancing, specialty cocktails, full bar, dessert, and late-night bites
  • Juried silent auction
  • Creative Black Tie

Proceeds from the Summer Party provide crucial support for the Museum’s exhibitions, community programs, and conservation initiatives. Increase your impact by placing a bid (or several!) in the Summer Party Art Auction. Proceeds support artists directly, as well as the MFA. Look for our Summer Party Art Auction app, available in the weeks leading up to the party!

Become a Museum Council member for Summer Party discounted pricing and invitations to attend exclusive events throughout the year.

Purchase Tickets

Guest Ticket

Be the life of the party!
$225; $175 for Museum Council and Patron members

$100 is not tax-deductible
Limit of two tickets at the discounted price for Museum Council and Patron Program members.
Advance sales only; no door sales.

VIP Ticket

Take your party experience to the next level!
$450; $350 for Museum Council and Patron Program members

All VIP ticket holders receive

  • Invitation to VIP Pre-Party 7:30–9 pm, June 9, 2018
  • One VIP Benefit Print, while supplies last. Limit one per household.

$150 is not tax-deductible
Limit of two tickets at the discounted price for Museum Council and Patron Program members.
Advance sales only; no door sales.

VIP Contributor Ticket Packages: Platinum, Gold, and Silver

The perfect way to celebrate and support the MFA!

Silver $1,500


  • 4 VIP tickets
  • Invitation to VIP Pre-Party
  • Guaranteed: 1 VIP Benefit Print. Limit one print per household

$600 is not tax-deductible.

Gold $3,500


  • All benefits of the Silver level
  • 8 VIP tickets
  • Reserved seating area with waiter service
  • Recognition on select event signage (if received by May 15, 2018)

$1,200 is not tax-deductible.

Platinum $6,000


  • All benefits of the Gold level
  • 14 VIP tickets

$2,000 is not tax-deductible.


VIP Pre-Party

7:30–9 pm, Koch Gallery

Start your evening in style at the VIP Pre-Party! Enjoy a dinner reception, and an interactive art making experience.

Summer Party Art Auction

Add to your art collection! The Summer Party Art Auction features approximately 20 paintings, prints, photographs and works in other media by emerging and established artists.

Look for the MFA Summer Party Art Auction app in the App Store and Google Play store in the weeks leading up to the party.

Download the app on your phone to preview the works available for bidding. Place your bids until our auction closes on June 9 at 11 pm. You’ll receive notifications when you are outbid and when you win. No need to step away from the dance floor (or the bar!).

Summer Party Fundraising Committee

Event Co-chairs

Natalie Lemle and Gabriel Boyers


Gabriel Boyers
Joseph Carroll
Brendan Ciecko
Elizabeth Dobrska
Christina Dorobek
Kirsten Doyle
Michael Fitzpatrick
Kjerstan Fonzi
Arjun Gupta
Alexandra Hastings
Diana Barrie Katz
Christopher Kelley
Natalie Lemle
Gwendalyn Moore
Alicia Nichols
Scott Nichols
Cameron Rahbar
Caroline Rando
Menaka Thillaiampalam
Pramila Yadav
Sanjeev Yadav
Charlotte Zawel

Special Thanks

We are grateful to the generous organizations and individuals who have donated their time, talents, and services to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Summer Party.