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 ($9,302 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, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux). 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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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: Thursday, August 28