The MMFA presents its new VIP circles

As a VIP member, you benefit from a host of privileges at the Museum depending on your lifestyle and interests. Enhance your experience and join one of our new VIP Circles to get more involved with your Museum and its curators while attending memorable exclusive events along with fellow art lovers who share your interests.

  • We’re rolling out
    the red carpet for you
  • Unlimited priority
    access to the Museum
  • Be the first
    to know!
  • Invitations
    to previews
  • NEW!
    Access to VIP
    Lounge and private
    coat check
Individual VIP

As an Individual VIP member, you can visit the Museum as often as you like without paying admission for any exhibition. With your special access, you’re free to discover all the Museum has to offer and visit the works and exhibitions that inspire you again and again.


INDIVIDUAL VIP BENEFITS

  • Free admission to all of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections
  • Free subscription to the Museum’s art magazine ($30 value per year)
  • Invitation to previews of major exhibitions and an exclusive invitation to tour the Museum’s collections, followed by a cocktail reception and complimentary tasting of local products
  • Free guided tours of exhibitions and collections reserved exclusively for our VIP members
  • 10% to 100% discount with thirty cultural partners when you show your VIP card
  • 10% discount at the Museum Boutique and Bookstore
  • 15% discount on concerts given by the Arte Musica Foundation at the Museum’s Bourgie Hall
  • 15% discount at the Museum’s partner restaurants
  • NEW! Coat check reserved for VIP members
  • Access to the NEW VIP Lounge
Dual · Family VIP

As a Dual · Family VIP member*, you and your family can visit the Museum as often as you like without paying admission for any exhibition. With your special access, your whole family is free to discover all the Museum has to offer and visit the works and exhibitions that inspire you again and again.

* Dual · Family VIP: Two adults and all children 20 years of age or under.


DUAL • FAMILY VIP BENEFITS

  • Free admission to all of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections
  • Free subscription to the Museum’s art magazine ($30 value per year)
  • Invitation to previews of major exhibitions and an exclusive invitation to tour the Museum’s collections, followed by a cocktail reception and complimentary tasting of local products
  • Free guided tours of exhibitions and collections reserved exclusively for our VIP members
  • 10% to 100% discount with thirty cultural partners when you show your VIP card
  • 10% discount at the Museum Boutique and Bookstore
  • 15% discount on concerts given by the Arte Musica Foundation at the Museum’s Bourgie Hall
  • 15% discount at the Museum’s partner restaurants
  • NEW! Coat check reserved for VIP members
  • Access to the NEW VIP Lounge
VIP and Guest

As a VIP and Guest member*, you and a guest can visit the Museum as often as you like without paying admission for any exhibition. With your special access, you’re free to discover all the Museum has to offer and visit the works and exhibitions that inspire you again and again.


VIP AND GUEST BENEFITS

  • Free admission to all of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections
  • Free subscription to the Museum’s art magazine ($30 value per year)
  • Invitation to previews of major exhibitions and an exclusive invitation to tour the Museum’s collections, followed by a cocktail reception and complimentary tasting of local products
  • Free guided tours of exhibitions and collections reserved exclusively for our VIP members
  • 10% to 100% discount with thirty cultural partners when you show your VIP card
  • 10% discount at the Museum Boutique and Bookstore
  • 15% discount on concerts given by the Arte Musica Foundation at the Museum’s Bourgie Hall
  • 15% discount at the Museum’s partner restaurants
  • NEW! Coat check reserved for VIP members
  • Access to the NEW VIP Lounge
E-30 VIP

As an E-30 VIP member*, you’ll get a preferred rate* and can visit the Museum as often as you like without paying admission for any exhibition. With your special access, you’re free to discover all the Museum has to offer and visit the works and exhibitions that inspire you again and again.

* 30 years of age and under (proof of age may be required)


E-30 VIP BENEFITS

  • Free admission to all of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections
  • Free subscription to the Museum’s art magazine ($30 value per year)
  • Invitation to previews of major exhibitions and an exclusive invitation to tour the Museum’s collections, followed by a cocktail reception and complimentary tasting of local products
  • Free guided tours of exhibitions and collections reserved exclusively for our VIP members
  • 10% to 100% discount with thirty cultural partners when you show your VIP card
  • 10% discount at the Museum Boutique and Bookstore
  • 15% discount on concerts given by the Arte Musica Foundation at the Museum’s Bourgie Hall
  • 15% discount at the Museum’s partner restaurants
  • NEW! Coat check reserved for VIP members
  • Access to the NEW VIP Lounge
NEW - Globetrotter VIP

As a Globetrotter VIP member*, you’ll get a multi-museum pass that gives you free admission to over a hundred museums across North America, in addition to being able to visit the Museum as often as you like for free for any exhibition. With your special access, you’re free to discover all that these museums have to offer and visit the works and exhibitions that inspire you again and again.

* Globetrotter VIP: Two adults and all children 20 years of age or under.


GLOBETROTTER VIP BENEFITS

  • Multi-museum pass giving free admission to over a hundred North American museums belonging to the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP) and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)
  • Free admission to all of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections
  • Free subscription to the Museum’s art magazine ($30 value per year)
  • Invitation to previews of major exhibitions and an exclusive invitation to tour the Museum’s collections, followed by a cocktail reception and complimentary tasting of local products
  • Free guided tours of exhibitions and collections reserved exclusively for our VIP members
  • 10% to 100% discount with thirty cultural partners when you show your VIP card
  • 10% discount at the Museum Boutique and Bookstore
  • 15% discount on concerts given by the Arte Musica Foundation at the Museum’s Bourgie Hall
  • 15% discount at the Museum’s partner restaurants
  • NEW! Coat check reserved for VIP members
  • Access to the NEW VIP Lounge
  • 1 guest for the primary cardholder who has the privilege of being accompanied by a non-member of his choice as often as desired.

A card will be issued to the purchaser.
Only the cardholder is entitled to membership benefits.

A card will be issued to the purchaser, a second adult, and all children 20 years of age or under.

A card will be issued to the purchaser that admits the cardholder and one non-member of his or her choosing as often as desired.

Must be 30 years old or under (proof of age may be required). Members receive the same benefits, but everything is sent by email instead of mail.

A card will be issued to the purchaser, a second adult, and all children 20 years of age and under.

Calendar of events

VIP Member
  • Grow your
    business network
  • Consult our
    Museum Experts
  • Participate in
    Unplugged Events
  • Go Behind the Scenes with Art Chats at the Museum
  • JOIN THE EXCLUSIVE
    YOUNG PHILANTHROPISTS’
    CIRCLE COMMUNITY
Young Philanthropists' Circle

Want to meet other young professionals who, like you, are passionate about culture and want to learn about philanthropy? When you join the Young Philanthropists’ Circle*, you’ll be invited to amazing Unplugged Events for the MMFA’s major exhibitions, plus you’ll get exclusive invitations to trendy art activities, like the Art Chats and contemporary art exhibition openings.

*Reserved for individuals between 25 and 45 years of age.


YPC BENEFITS

  • Free admission to Unplugged Events for Museum exhibitions (cocktail party, DJ, entertainment)
  • Exclusive soirées with opportunities to meet the Museum’s curators, gallery owners, art dealers, collectors, and philanthropists
  • Invitations to the Museum’s contemporary art exhibition openings
  • Multi-museum pass giving free admission to over a hundred North American museums belonging to the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP) and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)
  • ENJOY ALL THE BENEFITS of a VIP Museum membership

 

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2016-2017 Young Philanthropists' Circle Calendar
  • September 1, 2016 – Pompeii Unplugged – Celebrate carpe diem-style with food and nectars of the gods in an ambiance reminiscent of the Roman empire at its most exuberant!
  • October 4, 2016 – Art Chat No. 5: All about Toulouse-Lautrec. Come join in this intimate discussion with Hilliard Goldfarb, Senior Curator – Collections and Old Masters Curator, the magnificent Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition as a backdrop.
  • November 5, 2016 – Museum Ball
    (RSVP for priority access | tickets available at baldumusee@mbamtl.org)
  • November 8, 2016 – Exclusive evening event marking the opening ceremony of the new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace
  • December 2, 2016 – Mapplethorpe Unplugged.
  • February 28, 2017 – Art Chat No. 6: The YPC’s Oversized Artwork. Taking place in the new Pavilion Michal and Renata Hornstein, be part of the creation of a collective art work.
  • March 14, 2017 – Art Chat No. 7
  • April 4, 2017 – Art Chat No. 8
  • June 6, 2017 – Chagall: Colour and Music Unplugged.

    * Dates and subjects may chage

An income tax receipt for the full eligible amount will be issued.

A card will be issued to the purchaser.
Only the cardholder is entitled to membership privileges.

Calendar of events

Young Philanthropists' Circle
  • WE ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR YOU ON OPENING NIGHTS
  • DISCOVER THE MUSEUM BEHIND THE SCENES DURING EXCLUSIVE EVENINGS
  • PARTICIPATE IN
    EXCLUSIVE ANGEL CIRCLE
    PRIVATE EVENTS
  • GAIN ACCESS TO MORE
    THAN 100 MUSEUMS
    IN NORTH AMERICA
  • JOIN THE DISTINGUISHED ANGEL CIRCLE COMMUNITY
Angel Circle

As with all angel investors, the goal of the new Angel Circle is to develop relationships between individuals who are active, dynamic, innovative, and up-to-date with trends in art, design, music, and more. The majority of Angel Circle members are experienced entrepreneurs and professionals who share the same interests—in particular, a great passion for culture.


ANGEL CIRCLE BENEFITS

  • Invitation for two (2) to three (3) Angel Circle exclusive evenings
  • Invitation for two (2) to all of the Museum’s major exhibitions, contemporary art exhibitions, and discovery exhibitions
  • Free access to more than 100 museums in North America
  • Mention in the annual report and in the Museum’s M magazine
  • ENJOY ALL THE BENEFITS of a Museum VIP Membership

 

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2016-2017 Angel Circle Calender
  • May 24, 2016 –  Private guided tour of POMPEII – Angel Circle members only.
  • September 7, 2016 – Premiere of the Mapplethorpe exhibition, an unprecedented experience!
  • September 22, 2016 – Cocktails & Cameras – explore the universe
    of photography during the second exclusive Angel Circle soirée.
  • November 5, 2016 – Museum Ball
    (RSVP for priority access | tickets available at baldumusee@mbamtl.org)
  • November 24, 2016 –Pencils & Grands Crus – try sketching living models in the brand-new galleries of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for
    Peace.
  • February 23, 2017 Chagall & Champagne – A harmonious
    blend of music and art, in the presence of a special surprise guest.
  • April 20, 2017 – Angel Circle Anniversary Soirée – A big birthday bash and backstage visits to the artwork restoration workshops.
  • May 20, 2017 – The Secrets of the Angels – Intimate visits of private collections – Passionate and generous collectors will welcome you to show you their own collections.

An income tax receipt for the full eligible amount will be issued.

A card will be issued to the purchaser.
Only the cardholder is entitled to membership privileges.

  • WE ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR YOU ON OPENING NIGHTS
  • DISCOVER THE MUSEUM BEHIND THE SCENES
    DURING EXCLUSIVE
    EVENINGS
  • PARTICIPATE IN EXCLUSIVE PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
    PRIVATE EVENTS
  • VISIT THE MUSEUM ACCOMPANIED BY YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS,
    AT ALL TIMES
  • GAIN ACCESS TO MORE
    THAN 100 MUSEUMS
    IN NORTH AMERICA
President's Circle

Devoted and enthusiastic art and museum lovers, members of the President’s Circle continue the tradition of the first Montreal Museum of Fine Arts founders, who in 1860, believed in the importance of establishing a museum of international calibre in our city.

Members of the President’s Circle—friends, benefactors, collectors, and protectors of the Museum—gather during organized activities in the Museum’s various pavilions to enjoy exhibitions and private evenings accompanied by a guest of their choice.
PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE BENEFITS

  • Invitation for two (2) individuals to three (3) Presidents’ Circle exclusive evenings
  • Invitation for two (2) individuals to all of the Museum’s major exhibitions, contemporary art exhibitions, and discovery exhibitions
  • Visit all Museum exhibitions and collections accompanied by three guests
  • Multi-museum pass giving free admission to over a hundred North American museums belonging to the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP) and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)
  • Mention in the annual report and in the Museum’s M magazine
  • BENEFIT FROM ALL PRIVILEGES associated with the Museum VIP membership
2016-2017 President's Circle Calendar
  • September 7, 2016 – Opening night of the Mapplethorpe exhibition.

  • September 12, 2016 –President’s Circle
  • November 5, 2016 –  Museum Bal (RSVP for priority access | tickets available at baldumusee@mbamtl.org)
  • January 24, 2017 – Opening night of Chagall: Colour and Music exhibition.
  • January 30, 2017 – President’s Circle

* Dates and subjects may change.

An income tax receipt for the full eligible amount will be issued.

  • WE ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR PREVIEWS OF ALL MUSEUM EVENTS AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES VISITS
  • ATTEND PRIVATE DINNERS WITH ARTISTS, COLLECTORS, LENDERS, INFLUENCERS, AND THE MUSEUM’S DIRECTOR
  • EXCLUSIVE VISITS ACCOMPANIED BY A MUSEUM CURATOR
  • ATTEND THE
    PRESENTATION
    OF NEW ARTWORK
    ACQUISITIONS ACCOMPANIED
    BY A CURATOR
  • GAIN ACCESS TO MORE
    THAN 100 MUSEUMS
    IN NORTH AMERICA
Elite Circle

Elite Circle members belong to a prestigious circle of individuals who have made substantial donations to the Museum. These donations enable the MMFA to continue to be the only Canadian art centre that welcomes more than one million visitors per year—the highest rate of subscriptions in Canada. In addition, these donors contribute to providing educational programs for more than 300,000 students, families, and community groups. Elite Circle members benefit from exclusive privileges throughout the year.


ELITE CIRCLE BENEFITS

  • Visit all Museum exhibitions and collections accompanied by three guests
  • Participate along with one guest to private dinners with artists, collectors, loaners, and influencers
  • Participate in three (3) private Presidents’ Circle exclusive evenings
  • Annual private visit accompanied by a Museum curator
  • Annual visit to artwork restoration laboratories
  • Annual presentation of new artwork acquisitions by a curator
  • Three (3) exhibition catalogues per year
  • Two additional non-nominative membership cards granting free access to three (3) individuals to MMFA exhibitions and collections
  • Invitation for two (2) individuals to three (3) of the Museum’s major exhibitions
  • Invitation for (2) individuals to contemporary art exhibitions
  • Invitation for two (2) individuals to discovery exhibitions
  • Multi-museum pass giving free admission to over a hundred North American museums belonging to the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program (MARP) and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)
  • Receive three (3) membership cards: one for you, one for a second adult, and one for all your children aged 20 and under
  • Mention in the annual report and in the M magazine
  • ENJOY ALL THE BENEFITS of a Museum VIP Membership

 

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More benefits

By becoming a member of the Elite Circle +, you have access to all Elite Circle privileges as well as the following:

  • An invitation to three (3) private dinners annually
  • An exclusive evening with the Museum’s Director and Chief Curator, Ms. Nathalie Bondil, and members from the Elite Circle +
  • Recognition linked to a Museum activity of your choice.
Even more benefits

By becoming a member of the Elite Circle ++, you have access to all Elite Circle + privileges as well as the following:

  • Free invitation to three (3) major MMFA Unplugged Events: your last chance to see our critically acclaimed major exhibitions; an innovative visit with Museum educators to help you develop your knowledge of art; a unique cocktail with young professionals;
  • ART CHATS: four (4) exclusive evenings for members of the Circle; private events to meet with Museum curators, art market professionals, collectors, and philanthropists;
  • An invitation to three (3) Angel Circle evenings.

An income tax receipt for the full eligible amount will be issued.

An income tax receipt for the full eligible amount will be issued.

An income tax receipt for the full eligible amount will be issued.

Cultural Partners

Discounts offered to Museum VIP members. Present your card and save!

Museums

Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Free access to the collection

Canadian Centre for Architecture
25% discount on regular-price admission

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
50% discount on regular-price admission

Musée d’art de Joliette
50% discount on regular-price admission

Musée de la civilisation, Quebec City
50% discount on regular-price admission

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
50% discount on regular-price admission

Royal Ontario Museum
Free access to the collection

Vancouver Art Gallery
Free

Theatre

Centaur Theatre
10% discount on regular-price admission (upon availability)

Duceppe
10% discount on regular-price admission (maximum of 4 tickets per VIP)

Espace Go
15% discount on regularly priced tickets

Maison théâtre
15% discount on regularly priced tickets

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts
15% discount on regularly priced tickets

Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui
15% discount on regularly priced tickets to the main theatre during the regular season
Maximum of 1 ticket per VIP member

Théâtre de Quat’Sous
23% discount on regularly priced tickets of Quat’Sous productions and some shows in residence

TNM
15% discount on regularly priced tickets, excluding the sixth show

Dance

Danse Danse
15% discount on regularly priced tickets (net) except for the show Until the Lions

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
10% discount on regularly priced tickets, excluding Paquita by the Paris Opera Ballet

Tangente Contemporary Dance Performances
30% discount for all performances in the 2016-2017 season

Music

Arte Musica Foundation
15% discount on regularly priced tickets

Appassionata Orchestre de Chambre
15% discount on regularly priced admission

Arion Baroque Orchestra
15% discount – tickets for the Montreal Series at Bourgie Hall

Opéra de Montréal
10% discount on regularly priced tickets, excluding the Gala

Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal
15% discount on regularly priced tickets

Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal
15% discount – regular-price admission for the seven season concerts

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
10% discount – regular-price ticket. Some conditions apply.

Other cultural organizations

La Tohu
15% discount on regularly priced admission on selected shows

Les Belles Soirées et Matinées de l’Université de Montréal
15% discount on regular-price admission to lectures presented at the Museum

Cinémathèque québécoise
15% discount on regularly priced admission

Certain conditions apply.
This offer may be terminated at any time.
Please note that discounts are only valid at participating organization box offices and do not apply to your guests included in the membership.

THE FOUNDATION

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is not a government-run museum and must generate a large portion of its own operating budget. This amount has jumped from 24% to nearly 55% in a few years, which is quite exceptional in Canada. Supported by its many partners, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation raises funds through campaigns, events and various projects to support the Museum’s primary mission: the enhancement, conservation, and presentation of its encyclopedic collection, the presentation of major exhibitions, and the creation of various educational, art therapy, social, and community programs.