Photos: MFA Summer Party

Check out scenes from the June 9, 2018, event at MFA's Shapiro Family Courtyard.

The Summer Party is the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (MFA) annual black-tie fundraising gala hosted by the Museum Council, the MFA’s membership group for young people who support the arts kicked off on June 9, 2018. The Summer Party guests danced to DJ Rich DiMare’s music and enjoyed an open bar with desserts and late night bites. Guests also participated in a silent juried art auction featuring 20 works by emerging and established artists including Maud Morgan, Tomashi Jackson, and Steve Locke, in addition to a special prize by Tanja Hollander, whose works are currently on view in the (un)expected families exhibition. The Summer Party also featured performance art pieces curated by Danielle Abrams, professor of performance art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts (SMFA at Tufts), and drag queen entertainment by Donald Gregorio Productions. Throughout the evening, guests explored ancient artworks—from jewelry to sculpture—on view in the MFA’s Art of the America’s Wing. Proceeds from the annual gala provide crucial support for the Museum’s exhibitions, community programs, and conservation initiatives.

Todd Mazer Photography

Hadley and Allie Powell share a loving moment

Paul Karger, Melissa Lena, Caroline Rando, and Nilton Alves

Former Summer Party Co-Chair William Neidlinger breaks it down on the dance floor

A packed house at the MFA Summer Party

Jason Talbot of Artists for Humanity

Cyrus Jones and Malcom Mitchell of the New England Patriots

2018 Summer Party Co-Chairs Natalie Lemle and Gabriel Boyers

Former Summer Party Co-Chairs Mark Zawel and Justin DuMouchelle

Former Summer Party Co-Chair Justin DuMouchelle and wife

David Giunta and Katherine Markman dance the night away

Dance floor madness

Olivia Ives-Flores of Gallery Oh! and DJ Rich DiMare capture a moment