Membership

Support the MFA while enjoying twelve months of unlimited general admission to explore the galleries, enjoy lunch or brunch in the MFA Café and shop for gifts in the Museum Store.

Choose a support group membership in addition to your Dual membership, and enjoy additional discounts and more.

As a Museum Member, you will have immediate access to 5,000 years of art and culture. Your membership helps to bring in world-class exhibits and programming that benefit the whole community. Please review the levels and benefits of membership below carefully, as some of the levels and benefits have changed as of July 1, 2017:

  • Individual

  • Dual (formerly Family)

  • Friend

  • Benefactor

  • Sustainer

  • Advocate

  • Philanthropist

  • Student (replaces Scholar)

Individual

Effective July 1, 2017:

Individual: $60 ($60 tax-deductible)

All individual level members and above receive these core benefits for one full year:

  • Free general admission to the Museum and all Southeastern (SERM) reciprocal museums
  • Discounted admission to specially ticketed exhibitions
  • 10% Discount in the Museum Store
  • 10% Discount in the MFA Café
  • Invitations to special Member previews and other Museum programs
  • Free or discounted admission to special programs and events
  • Access to Members-Only events and programs
  • Electronic MFA Happenings weekly e-blast
  • NEW! $5 discount on up to 2 regular adult general admission tickets per visit for family and friends
  • NEW! Expedited Member check-in
  • NEW! Electronic monthly Members’ newsletter
  • NEW! Discounted valet parking with Museum validation for up to 4 hours
  • Membership FAQ

Dual (formerly Family)

$150 ($150 tax-deductible)

ALL CORE benefits for two adults, plus:

  • Reciprocal benefits at more than 700 participating North American (NARM) museums
  • Free general admission for all members of the household under 18
  • NEW! Eligibility to join select Museum Support Groups including Friends of Photography, Friends of Decorative Arts, Marly Music Society, and The Contemporaries.

Friend

$250 ($182 tax-deductible)

ALL CORE and DUALbenefits for two adults, plus:

  • Four (4) general admission passes to the Museum (a $68 value)
  •  NEW! Unlimited free visits for 2 to specially ticketed exhibitions
  • NEW! Eligibility to join all Museum Support Groups including Collectors Circle
  • NEW! Free Valet Parking while visiting the Museum

Benefactor

$500 ($398 tax-deductible)

ALL CORE and FRIEND benefits for two adults, plus:

  • Two (2) additional general admission guest passes to the Museum (total of 6 for a $102 value)
  • Invitations to Patron-of-the-Arts events

Sustainer

$1,250 ($988 tax-deductible)

ALL CORE and BENEFACTOR benefits for two adults, plus:

  • Two (2) guest passes to specially ticketed exhibitions (a $50 value)
  • Two (2) curator-led tours of collections and exhibitions annually
  • Donor Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Invitation to Director’s Dialogue Luncheon
  • NEW! One (1) Individual level membership to give to a friend

Advocate

$2,500($2,148 tax-deductible)

ALL CORE and SUSTAINER benefits for two adults, plus:

  • Two (2) additional guest passes to specially ticketed exhibitions (4 total for a $100 value)
  • One (1) Dual level membership to give to a friend (Dual level membership replaces Individual membership from Sustainer level benefit)
  • NEW! Invitation for two (2) to annual Breakfast with the Executive Director event

Philanthropist

$5,000 ($4,648 tax-deductible)

ALL CORE and ADVOCATE benefits for two adults, plus:

  • NEW! Invitations to exclusive events and programs with the MFA Executive Director, Curators, and special guests
  • NEW! Signature Sponsorship of one work of art in the permanent collection for one year

Student (replaces Scholar)

$40*

For one degree-seeking University student with valid ID.

* Available for general admission only, not eligible for further Member benefits. In-person enrollment at the MFA only.

Circle Levels

These philanthropic groups provide essential leadership in the Museum community and support of the Museum’s renowned exhibitions, exciting events, and educational programs.  Please contact Member Services (727)896-2667 ext. 248 to reserve a Circle Level Membership. The two unique levels include the following benefits:

Founder’s Circle – $10,000

  • Special recognition including the Donor Wall in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, MOSAIC magazine, and the Museum’s annual report
  • Two named membership cards with unlimited Museum admission
  • SERM and NARM reciprocal admissions
  • Invitations to curator led tours of special exhibitions
  • Exclusive invitations for two (2) to Founder’s Circle events
  • Priority admission and access to special exhibitions and events
  • Discounts in the Museum Store and MFA Café
  • Priority reservation and discounted rental of the Museum
  • Membership is renewable annually and fully tax-deductible

Director’s Circle – $25,000

  • Special recognition including the Donor Wall in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, MOSAIC magazine, and the Museum’s annual report
  • Two named membership cards with unlimited Museum admission
  • SERM and NARM reciprocal admissions
  • Private tours of exhibitions and the permanent collection with the Museum Director
  • Exclusive invitations for four (4) to Director’s Circle events
  • Reserved parking from the Museum’s Bayshore entrance
  • Priority admission and access to special exhibitions and events
  • Discounts in the Museum Store and MFA Café
  • Membership is renewable annually and fully tax-deductible