Patron Program

Join the Patron Program today!

Patrons’ support is at the heart of our ability to sustain the mission of this institution and expand its impact. Our Patrons are very important to us—one of the Museum’s most valued groups of friends. As a Patron, you have access to a wonderful range of exceptional benefits, such as invitations to our exhibition opening celebrations, access to special curatorial talks, and tours geared specifically to your interests.

This 2019–20 Patron Season coincides with the Museum’s 150th anniversary and is designed to highlight our exceptional collection, our dynamic staff, and beloved Museum community. We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with you.

Support across all levels of Patron membership provides essential unrestricted funding for the Museum—currently more than 7 million dollars annually—which represents nearly 10 percent of the MFA’s overall budget. This support underwrites key exhibitions and programs that bring people and art together in a way that both opens eyes and lives. Simply put, your Patron membership furthers our many goals, including inviting new audiences to the MFA, fostering a greater sense of community.

Whether you are a current or a prospective Patron, we invite you to review our program of exciting events and travel opportunities for the 2019–2020 season.

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

All Patron Program members receive

  • Unlimited 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
  • Updates on exhibitions, programs, and events, with specific information for Patrons in a twice yearly newsletter
  • Opportunity to join Curators Circles—a special way for members to learn about the MFA's collections

Levels of Patron Membership

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.

Contributing $6,000 to $11,999 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.

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 Director’s Circle Patrons are invited to celebrate the winter season at the annual Director’s Holiday Party with Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum, enjoy an elegant dinner featuring fine wines in the spring, and tour a significant private collection in the Boston area with MFA curators. Director’s Circle Patrons receive 18 VIP passes to major exhibitions.

Contributing $50,000 to $99,999

The President’s Circle recognizes a group of the Museum’s most dedicated annual supporters. President's Circle Patrons receive invitations to all Director's Circle Patron events. Members at the President’s Circle level receive 20 VIP passes.

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 receive invitations to all Director's Circle Patron events. Additionally, 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 Chairman’s Circle level receive 30 VIP passes.