MFA Visionaries

The VISIONARIES program at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg provides exclusive opportunities to deepen engagement with the Museum’s mission and vision. This membership program, starting at $2,500, allows patrons to provide critical support to the Museum while enjoying unique ways to engage with art, artists, and luminaries from the global art world in intimate settings. Exclusive salons, behind-the-scenes tours, VIP access to top art fairs, and special access to artists are just a few of the many exclusive benefits available to MFA VISIONARIES.

For more information and to request membership in the MFA VISIONARIES program, please contact our Development team at (727) 896-2667 extension 231. 


MFA VISIONARIES Membership Levels

AMBASSADOR  |  $2,500 annually ($2,258 is tax deductible)

Enjoy the following core MFA VISIONARIES benefits for up to two (2) named cardholders:

 Unlimited complimentary admission to our extensive collection and special exhibitions for up to two (2) named cardholders, plus up to five (5) household members under the age of 18

 Invitations to member-only exhibition previews

 10% discount in the MFA Shop

 15% discount on all Café purchases

 Subscription to MFA weekly e-newsletter


 Six (6) General Admission one-time use guest passes

 Complimentary or discounted admission to programs, events, and classes

 Advanced registration and priority seating for our most popular programs, events, and classes

 Opportunity to join day trips to local and regional private & public collections (additional fees may apply)

 Access to Quarterly Coffee with a Curator programs

 Invitation to the annual MFA VISIONARIES party

 Recognition as an MFA VISIONARIES member in donor recognition materials

 Invitation to join the MFA GUILD

CATALYST  |  $5,000 annually ($4,190 is tax deductible)

All benefits from the AMBASSADOR level plus:

 Invitation to DESTINATIONS, the MFA travel program

 Four (4) additional General Admission one-time use guest passes

 Invitation to MFA VISIONARIES receptions

 Special MFA VISIONARIES phone line for personal assistance

INNOVATOR  |  $10,000 annually ($8,870 is tax deductible)

All benefits from the CATALYST level plus:

 Invitation to exclusive MFA SALON EXPERIENCES

 Priority Access to DESTINATIONS, the MFA Travel Program


 Complimentary passes to two (2) select public programs for four (4) guests 

LUMINARY  |  $25,000 annually ($23,470 is tax deductible)

All benefits from INNOVATOR level plus:

⋅  VIP ART FAIR ACCESS to select national and international art fairs (Art Basel, EXPO Chicago, Zona Maco, and more!)

 Priority Registration to MFA SALON EXPERIENCES 

 Behind-the-scenes tour for your friends and family (10 individuals total) with Museum leadership and curators of the exhibition or collection of your choice, followed by an intimate reception in the Membership Garden (by request and subject to availability)

ICON  |  $50,000 annually ($48,170 is tax deductible)

All benefits from the LUMINARY level plus:

⋅  CONCIERGE ART ACCESS (within the US and select cities abroad)

 Invitations to exclusive private dinners with Museum leadership and curators

 Priority registration to VIP ART FAIR ACCESS to select national and international art fairs

 Exclusive recognition opportunities to support special exhibitions, acquisitions, and art conservation programs

LEGEND  |  $100,000 annually

Please get in touch with the Museum to discuss customized benefits at the LEGEND level.

All benefits subject to change.

MFA VISIONARIES Benefit Highlights

THE MFA GUILD (AMBASSADOR level and above) 

Formerly known as the Collectors Circle, a dedicated support group of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg since 1995, the MFA Guild unites collectors, benefactors, and art enthusiasts. Over the past three decades, this philanthropic group has generously contributed 41 works of art spanning various periods, styles, and media to the Museum. Being part of the MFA Guild presents a unique opportunity to support the Museum’s mission to engage, educate, and excite diverse communities by collecting, exhibiting, and preserving works of art for the enrichment and enjoyment of all.

Participants of the MFA Guild enjoy exclusive access to enriching educational experiences, special trips, and opportunities to actively contribute to fundraising efforts, furthering the MFA’s mission and fostering meaningful relationships in the community.


Enhance your art exploration with our Destinations travel program, offering exclusive experiences for a select few. Immerse yourself in the global art scene as we curate enriching encounters that will deepen your appreciation for the world of art. Revel in insider tours of private collections, indulge in exclusive dinners and events with renowned artists and collectors, and engage in behind-the-scenes discussions with curators and museum directors from across the globe. Limited to fewer than 12 participants, our trips operate on a first-come, first-served basis, guaranteeing a uniquely distinctive and intimate experience. This program is a benefit to our Catalyst level members and above. Additional fees may apply.


Experience the pinnacle of intellectual engagement with MFA Salon Experiences, where influential figures from the global art sphere convene for captivating, salon-style gatherings. Immerse yourself in intimate conversations with artists, curators, collectors, and other luminaries, delving into the depths of the art world’s most compelling topics. Elevate your understanding and appreciation as you engage with thought leaders, fostering a unique connection to the pulse of contemporary art discourse. Available to our Innovator level members and above.


Exclusive to our Innovator level members and above, our team of MFA staff and curators is dedicated to crafting personalized art and education experiences tailored to your interests and learning objectives. Collaborate with us to design bespoke encounters for you and your guests, ensuring a truly unique and enriching experience. Please note that additional charges may apply depending on the specific arrangements and size of the group. Your journey into the art world awaits, customized to reflect your passions and educational aspirations.


Embark on a thrilling global art journey with our handpicked selection of premier art fairs, offering collectors an unparalleled opportunity to witness masterpieces from the world’s top galleries in an immersive and dynamic setting. Elevate your experience at the Luminary and above membership level, gaining exclusive VIP access typically reserved for major institutional and private collectors. Your privileges extend beyond mere access, as you enjoy personal tours led by the Museum’s leadership, curators, and art fair experts. Additionally, enjoy invitations to exclusive parties, events, and private collection viewings during these prestigious fairs. Your membership opens doors to a world of art exploration like never before.


Indulge in our exclusive concierge services, unlocking extraordinary art experiences beyond the reach of typical travelers. Whether your destination is Los Angeles or Paris, our expert team is poised to assist in curating unparalleled encounters for you. Immerse yourself in must-see destinations, enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, visit world-renowned museums and private collections, explore with local guides, discover “under-the-radar” happenings and sites, and venture into artist studios. Let us craft a bespoke itinerary that transforms your journey into an extraordinary art adventure. Please note that accommodation and transportation support are not included (additional fees may apply). Exclusively available to our Icon level members.