Patron Program

You are invited to experience a deeper connection to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum by joining the Friends of Fenway Court Patron Program.

The Friends of Fenway Court Patron Program is a dynamic group of supporters who share Isabella Gardner’s imaginative spirit and commitment to the arts, while providing vital annual support for the Museum’s mission.

All patrons enjoy a greater level of access to the Museum, including:

Invitations to Extraordinary Events

  • Exclusive exhibition previews, receptions, and signature events throughout the year
  • Behind-the-scenes learning opportunities with curators and Museum staff
  • Opportunity to purchase tickets for the Museum's annual gala

Special Opportunities to Share the Museum with Friends and Family

  • Two membership cards, each admitting up to four adults (children under 18 are free)
  • Opportunity to book a private, docent-led tour for up to four people
  • Reduced-price concert tickets and free admission to lectures
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at more than 35 art museums nationwide
  • Complimentary individual-level gift membership
  • 10% discount at Gift at the Gardner and Café G
  • Complimentary audio guides for you and your guests

A Personalized Experience

  • Personalized assistance with questions or special requests by calling the Patron line: 617-264-6045
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Reserved seating at concerts

If you are looking for opportunities to personally connect with and support the arts—both historical and contemporary—while satisfying your sense of adventure and intellectual curiosity, it would be our pleasure to welcome you to this vibrant community of the Museum’s most loyal and valued supporters. 

Have questions? Contact Civry Melvin, Manager of Friends of Fenway Court at 617 264 6031 or email patrons@isgm.org.

  • Benefactor $2,000-4,999*

    In addition to the benefits listed above, Benefactors receive:

    • Three post-program receptions with musicians and speakers
    • A special discount on tickets for the Gardner’s annual ticketed soirée
    • Six single-use guest passes 

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     All but $460 is tax-deductible* 

  • Curators’ Circle $5,000-9,999*

    In addition to all Benefactor benefits, Curators’ Circle patrons receive:

    • Special invitations to a curated selection of the Gardner’s most exciting programming, followed by intimate receptions with visiting curators, artists, musicians, and speakers
    • Two complimentary tickets to the Gardner’s annual ticketed soirée
    • A complimentary copy of the Museum’s new guidebook
    • Two additional single-use guest passes for a total of eight

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     All but $810 is tax-deductible* 

  • Director’s Circle $10,000-24,999*

    In addition to all Curator's Circle benefits, Director’s Circle patrons receive:

    • Complimentary parking for one car per visit in the Simmons garage 
    • Two guaranteed tickets for all concerts and lectures upon request (available up until three days before event)
    • A complimentary exhibition catalog each year
    • Two additional single-use guest passes for a total of ten

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     All but $935 is tax-deductible* 

  • Leadership Circle $25,000-$49,999*

    In addition to all Director's Circle benefits, Leadership Circle patrons receive:

    • Opportunity to book a private, after-hours customized tour with a curator for up to eight guests
    • Ability to invite two additional guests to the annual Nasturtium Party or exhibition previews
    • 10% discount off the Museum’s fee for private rental events
    • Two additional single-use guest passes for a total of twelve

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     All but $1,005 is tax-deductible* 

  • Founder’s Circle $50,000-99,999*

    In addition to all Leadership Circle benefits, Founder’s Circle patrons receive:

    • Exclusive invitation to a private event hosted in the Palace’s fourth floor Drawing Room

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     All but $1,205 is tax-deductible* 

*For tax purposes: this is the estimated fair market value of benefits. Patrons who waive all non-incidental benefits, or who recommend a gift through a donor-advised fund, will be invited to pay a separate ticket price for the events they attend so that their contribution may remain fully tax-deductible.