Boston-area Museum Information

Daniela Rivera installation at the MFA Boston

Installations by Professor Daniela Rivera and artist Tara Donovan (ceiling) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photo by Samara Pearlstein.

Museum Memberships

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

This membership allows free admission to ALL Wellesley College students; show your current Wellesley ID at the admission desk to gain access.

Other benefits of membership include:

*Discounts on staff-led gallery tours for classes ($35 per 15-person group, instead of $150.  Advance registration is required, at least four weeks in advance, by filling out their on-line form).
*Free self-guided group tours for classes (advance registration is required, at least four weeks in advance, by filling out their on-line form).
*Free tickets to public programs, including Third Thursdays and lectures (advance registration is required).
*$10 off Individual and Friend levels of membership
*$15 off concert tickets for Wellesley students

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Wellesley students, faculty, and staff are entitled to free admission to the MFA Boston by showing their Wellesley College ID.

Students (with proper identification) are also offered $5 tickets to regularly priced films showing at the MFA when purchased in person on the day of the screening, and can receive a 10% discount on purchases made in the Museum Shops.

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

The Art Department has a Library Membership for the Harvard Art Museums. Students currently enrolled in Art classes can check out reusable cards that admit up to two adults per card. Cards will be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis unless reserved in advance by a class. Please inquire about card access in the Art Department Office (JAC 254).


Other Massachusetts Art Museums
(may offer student discounts, but the college does not have memberships at these institutions)
Clark Art Institute (Williamstown)
Danforth Museum (Framingham)
Mass MoCA (North Adams)