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.

Become a Friends of Fenway Court Patron

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.

We are deeply grateful for the support of our patrons, especially during this unprecedented time. Your generosity helps us to continue to bring the arts to our community when it is needed most.

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

Invitations to Extraordinary Events

  • Exclusive exhibition previews 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

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Special Opportunities to Share the Museum with Friends and Family

  • Two membership cards admitting up to eight adults (children under 18 are free)
  • Opportunity to book a private, virtual docent-led tour for up to four people
  • Special access to programs
  • 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

A Personalized Experience

  • Personalized assistance with questions or special requests by calling the Patron line: 617-264-6045
  • Special ability to book timed entry tickets and reserve a table in Café G by emailing [email protected]

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, Patron Program Manager and Leadership Gifts Officer at 617 264 6031 or email [email protected].

  • Benefactor $2,000-4,999*

    In addition to the benefits listed above, Benefactors receive:

    • Six single-use guest passes
    • An exclusive Gardner-inspired gift mailed to you 

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     All but $230 is tax-deductible* 

  • Curators’ Circle $5,000-9,999*

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

    • Additional special invitations to exclusive programming
    • Complimentary exhibition catalog (Spring 2021 only)
    • Two additional single-use guest passes for a total of eight

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     All but $380 is tax-deductible* 

  • Director’s Circle $10,000-24,999*

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

    • Complimentary parking for one car per visit in the Simmons garage 
    • Two guaranteed tickets for all programs 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 $460 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, customized virtual tour with a curator for up to eight guests
    • Ability to invite two additional guests to virtual event of choice
    • 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 $500 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 by the Norma Jean Calderwood Director

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     All but $600 is tax-deductible* 

*For tax purposes: this is the estimated fair market value of benefits. Please note that the non-tax-deductible portion of each level has been reduced for the 2021 fiscal year due to the limitations on in-person experiences resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 that contain a fair market value so that their contribution may remain fully tax-deductible.