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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 40 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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Young Philanthropists' Circle

13 September 2018 Unplugged: From Africa to the Americas: Faceto- Face Picasso, Past and Present
23 October 2018 Art Chat No. 13

Creative workshops in decorative arts and design

3 November 2018 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts After-Ball
24 January 2019 Art Chat No.14
21 February 2019 Unplugged ALEXANDER CALDER: RADICAL INVENTOR
11 April 2019 Art Chat No.15 - PAPIER 2019 ART FAIR
* Dates and content subject to change without notice.

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 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) individuals to three (3) of the Museum’s major exhibitions’ premieres.
  • Invitation for two (2) individuals to discovery exhibitions’ premieres.
  • Mention in the annual report and in the Museum’s M magazine
  • 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 Museum VIP TRIO Membership

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Angel Circle

3 November 2018 THE 58TH EDITION OF THE MUSEUM BALL PRESENTS COUTURE NIGHT
11 October 2018 BUILD YOUR OWN ART COLLECTION
31 January 2019 THE MODEL IN THE STUDIO
27 February 2019 SPECIAL EVENT FOR ALEXANDER CALDER: RADICAL INVENTOR
* Dates and content subject to change without notice.

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 DUO membership

Calendar
President's Circle

24 September 2018 PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE 30TH ANNIVERSARY
3 November 2018 THE 58TH EDITION OF THE MUSEUM BALL: COUTURE NIGHT
11 October 2018 ANGEL'S CIRCLE INVITATION EVENING - BUILD YOUR OWN ART COLLECTION
31 January 2019 ANGEL'S CIRCLE INVITATION EVENING - THE MODEL IN THE STUDIO
27 February 2019 SPECIAL EVENT FOR ALEXANDER CALDER: RADICAL INVENTOR
16 July 2018
* Dates and content subject to change without notice.

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 the visit to
    artwork restoration laboratories

    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

  • Annual presentation of new artwork acquisitions by a curator
  • Annual visit to artwork restoration laboratories
  • Participate in the exceptional Angel Circle soirées and the President’s Circle tribute soirées.
  • Three (3) art books 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 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)
  • Mention in the annual report and in the M magazine
  • ENJOY ALL THE BENEFITS of a Museum VIP DUO Membership

Calendar
Elite Circle

24 September 2018 INVITATION TO THE PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE 30TH ANNIVERSARY
20 November 2018 THE MUSEUM'S MAJOR PROJECTS EVENT
3 November 2018 58TH MUSEUM BALL: NUIT COUTURE
19 March 2019 PRESENTATION OF THE MMFA'S ACQUISITIONS
* Dates and content subject to change without notice.

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

Prestige Circle

Go even further by becoming a Prestige Circle member and get all the privileges of the Elite Circle, plus:

  • An invitation for two (2) people to the soirée hosted by the Executive Director and Chief Curator
  • An invitation for two (2) people to one (1) private dinner
  • Annual presentation of new artwork acquisitions by a curator
  • Annual visit to artwork restoration laboratories
  • Participate in the exceptional Angel Circle soirées and the President’s Circle tribute soirées.
  • Three (3) art books 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 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)
  • Mention in the annual report and in the M magazine
  • ENJOY ALL THE BENEFITS of a Museum VIP DUO Membership

Calendar
Prestige Circle

24 September 2018 INVITATION TO THE PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE 30TH ANNIVERSARY
20 November 2018 THE MUSEUM'S MAJOR PROJECTS EVENT
3 November 2018 58TH MUSEUM BALL: NUIT COUTURE
19 March 2019 PRESENTATION OF THE MMFA'S ACQUISITIONS
* Dates and content subject to change without notice.

Ambassadors' Circle

The Ambassadors’ Circle offers all the privileges of the Prestige Circle, plus privileges reserved for the Museum’s top donors, including:

  • An invitation for two (2) people to one (1) visit of the reserve collection in small groups
  • An invitation for two (2) people to one (1) guided private tour
  • An invitation for two (2) people to one (3) private dinners
  • Annual presentation of new artwork acquisitions by a curator
  • Annual visit to artwork restoration laboratories
  • Participate in the exceptional Angel Circle soirées and the President’s Circle tribute soirées.
  • Three (3) art books 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 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)
  • Mention in the annual report and in the M magazine
  • ENJOY ALL THE BENEFITS of a Museum VIP DUO Membership

Calendar
Ambassadors' Circle

24 November 2018 INVITATION TO THE YPC'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY
20 November 2018 THE MUSEUM'S MAJOR PROJECTS EVENT
3 November 2018 58TH MUSEUM BALL: NUIT COUTURE
19 March 2019 PRESENTATION OF THE MMFA'S ACQUISITIONS
* Dates and content subject to change without notice.

Women of Influence Circle

The Women of Influence Circle supports the presence of women at the Museum through the acquisition of works by women artists, exhibitions devoted to women artists, and access to the Museum for disadvantaged women.

In addition to the privileges of the President’s Circle, WIC members receive an invitation for 1 person to 2 exclusive WIC soirées.

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE’S CIRCLE BENEFITS

  • Invitation for one (1) individual to the two (2) Women of Influence’ Circle intimate evenings
  • Invitation for two (2) individuals to three (3) audacious Angle Circle’s evenings and to three (3) Presidents’ Circle honourary evenings
  • Invitation for two (2) individuals to all of the Museum’s major exhibitions and discovery exhibitions’ premieres
  • 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 DUO membership

Calendar
Women of Influence Circle

24 September 2018 INVITATION TO THE PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE 30TH ANNIVERSARY
3 November 2018 THE 58TH EDITION OF THE MUSEUM BALL: COUTURE NIGHT
27 February 2019 SPECIAL EVENT FOR ALEXANDER CALDER: RADICAL INVENTOR
* Dates and content subject to change without notice.

Cultural Partners

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

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
Centaur Theatre
10% discount on regular-price admission (upon availability)
The Segal Centre for Performing Arts
15% discount on regularly priced tickets
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
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
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
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
Tangente Contemporary Dance Performances
30% discount for all performances in the 2016-2017 season
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.
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

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.

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