Friends of European Paintings


This group is designed to bring collectors and those passionate about painting into closer contact with the works of art and curators in the Department of European Paintings. The Museum holds one of the preeminent collections in the United States for painting in Western Europe in the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Its collection ranges from a Madonna and Child by Duccio to canvases by Francisco de Goya and Velázquez, masterpieces by Dutch painters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer, and an exceptional collection of early Netherlandish and Italian paintings of all the major schools. Members of Friends of European Paintings are invited to partake in private viewings, behind-the-scenes tours, lunchtime lectures, and exhibition previews and opening receptions.

Annual dues: $10,000 ($9,050 is tax deductible)

For more information please contact Andrew Caputo at 212-650-2829 or andrew.caputo@metmuseum.org.

Highlights of Past Events

  • Curatorial tours of exhibitions
  • Behind-the-scenes visits to the Sherman Fairchild Paintings Conservation Center
  • Visits to private collections
  • Discussions with curators regarding new acquisitions

Above: Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, 1746–1828). Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga (1784–1792) (detail), possibly 1790s. Oil on canvas; 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.41)

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Art Up Close: Monet the Gardener
June 10, 2015 | [For Supporting and Sustaining Members] Fee: $150 per person
Summer Fête
June 11, 2015 | [For Family/Dual Members and above] Tickets start at $500
Saturday Evenings with Elinor Richter: Florence and Venice
June 13, 2015 | [For Supporting and Sustaining Members] Sold Out

Last updated: Wednesday, June 3