The Patron Program is the best way to experience your MFA! One of our most valued groups of art enthusiasts and philanthropists, Patrons are committed to the preservation and celebration of one of the world’s greatest art collections. Patron dues keep our doors open 7 days a week to a diverse audience of visitors; that’s something to be truly proud of.

Patrons receive a wide range of robust benefits and privileges including exclusive event invitations, insider curatorial access the growing collection, and a staff dedicated to enriching your Patron experience.

Share your passion for the MFA and in turn expand our impact: unlike almost every other Museum in the United States, the MFA receives less than 1 percent of its funding from government sources. With Patron support, the MFA can put into action a wide array of programming, enabling us to connect with our community, generate scholarship and hold a place of relevance in today’s world.

Patrons exist at the heart of the MFA. Whether you are an active Patron or prospective Patron, we invite you to discover this for yourself by looking through all our program has to offer.

Join us today and experience the power of your philanthropic leadership at work!

All Patron Program members receive

  • Unlimited, free admission to the collections and all exhibitions
  • Invitations to a host of exclusive events
  • Four free tickets to all general MFA member events and four discounted member tickets to all lectures, concerts, films, and other programs and events
  • Complimentary mobile MFA Guides for you and your guests
  • A direct phone line and e-mail address to reach staff dedicated to personally handling your special requests
  • Reciprocal admission benefits at 22 major art museums
  • Opportunities to travel with curators. Please see MFA Travel for more details
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Parking discount of up to 40%
  • Discount on Summer Party tickets
  • 15% discount at all Museum dining venues
  • 10% discount at MFA shops, in stores and online

Levels of Patron Membership

Patron Member

Contributing $3,000 to $5,999

Join and experience the MFA from a new perspective! Patron Members receive 12 VIP passes for each major exhibition to share with friends and family, and invitations to a series of special events offering a closer look at the Museum and its collections.

Patron Fellow

Contributing $6,000 annually

In addition to the benefits and events offered at the Member level, Patron Fellows enjoy additional exclusive events, which provide further access to MFA curators and conservators, such as the annual Connoisseurship Seminar. Patron Fellows receive 14 VIP passes to major exhibitions.

Patron Sponsor

Contributing $12,000 to $29,999

Patron Sponsors, in addition to the benefits and events offered at the Fellow level, enjoy a level of access granted to few others. This year, Sponsors participate in a discussion with curators and MFA staff on the exciting new project “Exhibition Lab: Sargent and Fashion,” which gives visitors the opportunity to influence the decision making behind the “Sargent and Fashion” exhibition to open at the Museum in 2021. Patron Sponsors receive 16 VIP passes to major exhibitions.

Director’s Circle Patron

Contributing $30,000 to $49,999

Membership in the Director’s Circle promises a truly exclusive Museum experience. In addition to the benefits and events offered at the Sponsor level, Director’s Circle Patrons are invited to tour a significant private collection in the Boston area with MFA curators, celebrate the winter season at the annual Director’s Holiday Party with Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum, and enjoy an elegant dinner featuring fine wines in the spring. Director’s Circle Patrons receive 18 VIP passes to major exhibitions.

President’s Circle Patron

Contributing $50,000 to $99,999

The President’s Circle recognizes a group of the Museum’s most dedicated annual supporters. This year, President’s Circle Patrons will receive rare access behind the scenes in the Museum’s collections storage with Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum and Christina Yu Yu, Matsutaro Shoriki Chair, Art of Asia. Members at the President’s Circle level receive 20 VIP passes.

Chairman’s Circle Patron

Contributing $100,000 or more

Membership in the Chairman’s Circle provides crucial operating support to the MFA at the highest leadership level. Chairman’s Circle Patrons enjoy the exclusive opportunity to host a private event in the MFA’s Hamilton Palace dining room filled with history and splendor. Members at the President’s Circle level receive 30 VIP passes.