Director’s Circle membership offers a deeper experience for those with a special interest in contemporary art, performance, film, and new media by providing unparalleled access to the artists and minds behind the ICA’s acclaimed programs.

From After Hours with the Curator—keeping members in pace with the expanding scope of our exhibition program—to private collection tours and special art-related travel opportunities, Director’s Circle events provide members with greater access. 

We invite you to join the Director’s Circle to take a new view of today’s art and make a deeper commitment to its importance in Boston. To further the impact of your gift, click here to see if your company will match your donation to the ICA.

Levels and Benefits

Director’s Circle Fellow ($2,000–$4,999)

Value of benefits $777

  • Unlimited free admission for two cardholders and up to four accompanying guests

  • Eight complimentary guest admission passes

  • Invitations to VIP exhibition opening receptions and other specially designed programs including artist talks

  • Invitations to After Hours with the Curator, a program designed to bring you closer to art, artists, and curators

  • Exclusive travel opportunities, including the annual ICA trip to Art Basel, Miami Beach

  • On-site annual recognition of your gift to the ICA

  • Opportunity to reserve complimentary tickets to ICA programs, performances, and films of your choosing

  • Room privileges for event rentals

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Director’s Circle Leader ($5,000–$9,999)

Value of benefits $943

All Fellow benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to customized lectures and behind-the-scenes programs exclusively for Director’s Circle Leaders, such as private receptions with performing artists

  • Invitations to attend talks with ICA artists with the opportunity to meet artists at a private reception for Director’s Circle Leaders

  • Invitation to the annual ICA Garden Party

  • Unique travel opportunities, including national art study trips to New York and Los Angeles

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Ars Longa Society ($10,000–$24,999)

Value of benefits $943

All Leader benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual, privately hosted Ars Longa Society Dinner

  • Exclusive opportunity to travel with the Ellen Matilda Poss Director and Barbara Lee Chief Curator on international art tours, past trips include Berlin, Paris and Rio de Janeiro

  • Base event rental fee discount of 10% for a private event at the ICA

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Founders’ Circle ($25,000–$49,999)

Value of benefits $1,418

All Ars Longa Society benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to private dinners following VIP opening receptions with the Ellen Matilda Poss Director, exhibition curators, and artists

  • Advance notice and highest priority reservations for all ICA travel opportunities

  • Base event rental fee discount of 20% for a private event at the ICA

To join the Founders’ Circle please contact 617-478-3198 or directorscircle@icaboston.org.

Avant Guardian Society ($50,000+)

Value of benefits $1,418

All Founders’ Circle benefits, plus:

  • Opportunity to be recognized in association with an exhibition, performance season, or program of your choice on site and in published and electronic media

  • Personal invitation to experience a distinctive travel opportunity with the Ellen Matilda Poss Director and fellow Avant Guardian Society members

  • Private exhibition tour for up to 20 guests with a member of the ICA’s curatorial staff*

  • Base event rental fee discount of 30% for a private event at the ICA

To join the Avant Guardian Society, please contact 617-478-3198 or directorscircle@icaboston.org.

*Upon request, subject to availability, restrictions may apply

To decline benefits in order to receive a higher level of deductibility, please contact the Development Office at 617-478-3198.

Travel with the ICA


Traveling with the ICA is a key benefit of Director’s Circle membership. Venture near or far with other art lovers to gain new insights and fresh perspectives on today’s contemporary art culture. Past trips have included Japan, Los Angeles, Art Basel Miami Beach, London, and more.

To learn more about the Director’s Circle, please contact Katie Mayshak, Director of Development, at 617-478-3198 or kmayshak@icaboston.org.

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The Northern Trust Company is proud to sponsor the Director’s Circle.

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