Friends of The American Wing


Founded in 1960 "to foster the growing interest of antiquarians, collectors, and students in the work of The American Wing," this group engages devotees of American art with its curator-led program of lectures, tours, and opening receptions, complemented by visits to nearby private collections. Dues support the acquisition of American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts.

Annual dues (for two): $2,000 ($1,740 is tax deductible)

Annual dues (individual): $1,000 ($825 is tax deductible)

For more information please contact Sally Ketchum at 212-650-2618 or sally.ketchum@metmuseum.org.

Highlights of Past Events

  • Reception in honor of the reopening of The Charles Engelhard Court, May 2009
  • Celebration of the group's fiftieth anniversary, October 2010
  • Annual meeting featuring the American Wing's new acquisitions, with curatorial presentations
  • Special lectures and presentations hosted in the Vanderlyn Panorama

Above: Figure of an Eagle, 1800–1830. Mid-Atlantic United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Pine; 69 x 91 1/4 x 14 in., 185 lb. (175.3 x 231.8 x 35.6 cm, 83.9 kg). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Bequest of Ella Morris de Peyster, by exchange, 1959 (59.89)

Monday at the Met—Arts of Elegance: Decorative Arts at the Met
November 30, 2015 | [For Supporting and Sustaining Members] Sold Out
Members Holiday Reception
December 1, 2015 | [For Museum Members only] Individual Tickets: $225
Cultural Discoveries with Olivier Bernier: Inventing the Modern, 1900 to 1940
December 2, 2015 | [For Supporting and Sustaining Members] Sold Out

Last updated: Wednesday, November 25