Benefiting the Museum

Margaret Acheson Stuart

Founded three years before the Museum opened to the public in 1965, The Stuart Society is named in honor of Museum founder Margaret Acheson Stuart (1896-1980). Over the years, The Stuart Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation, has fulfilled its purpose by raising substantial funds for art acquisitions, major exhibitions, educational programs for all ages, building renovations and additions, operations, and publications.

The Stuart Society has been the premier sponsor of numerous exhibitions and a lead sponsor for the construction of the Hazel Hough Wing, which opened to the public in March, 2008. The Society initiated Art in Bloom at the MFA, as well as the Smartly Dressed and now the highly successful and innovative Wine Weekend St. Pete. The organization's importance to the MFA and the community is recognized by a gallery named in its honor.