Friends of Concerts & Lectures


Friends of Concerts & Lectures is a visionary group of donors that helps the Met illuminate and interpret exhibitions, collections, and galleries through performance and conversation with some of the world's premiere musicians, scholars, and creative artists. A division of the Education Department, Concerts & Lectures presents music and talks that expand the relationship between the visitor and works of art at the Met. Members of Friends of Concerts & Lectures enjoy social events in museum spaces and private homes, as well as many cocktail receptions before or after scheduled concerts.

Annual dues: $4,500 ($3,346 is tax deductible)

Under-40 annual dues: $3,500 ($2,346 is tax deductible)

For more information, please contact Erin Flannery at 212-650-2936 or erin.flannery@metmuseum.org.

Highlights of Past Events

  • Intimate concert with the ETHEL string quartet in a private home overlooking Central Park at sunset
  • Private tour of Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity followed by lunch in The Lawrence A. and Barbara Fleischman Gallery in The American Wing
  • Cocktail reception in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery with photographer Susan Meiselas, artist-in-residence DJ Spooky, and Jeff Rosenheim, curator in charge of the Department of Photographs, following the Met Salon series "Documenting War"
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Young Members Summer Fridays
August 29, 2014 | [For Young Members of the Museum, ages 21–35] Free with Museum Membership
Monday at the Met with Elinor Richter: Holland in the Golden Age
September 15, 2014 | [For Supporting and Sustaining Members] Sold Out
Saturday Evenings with Elinor Richter: The Landscape
September 20, 2014 | [For Supporting and Sustaining Members] Fee: $150 per person for each session

Last updated: Friday, August 29