Friends of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas


Friends of the Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas support the department's exhibition program in The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing while enjoying invitations to notable exhibition viewings and opening receptions. Other events, which include four or five more activities a year between September and May, are curatorial seminars, guest lectures, and behind-the-scenes views of a range of the department's activities. Introductions to private collections and collectors and visits to loan exhibitions in other museums and cities are also part of the program. Members are collectors and aficionados of any or all of the three specialist fields that make up the department.

Annual dues: $4,500 ($3,774 is tax deductible)

Under-40 annual dues: $3,500 ($2,774 is tax deductible)

For more information please contact Matthew Noiseux at 212-570-3706 or matthew.noiseux@metmuseum.org.

Highlights of Past Events

  • Invitations to first viewings of and cocktail receptions of departmental exhibitions, such as The Andean Tunic, 400 BCE–1800 CE (2011); Sounding the Pacific: Musical Instruments from Oceania (2009); and The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End (2008)
  • Lectures and discussions about Museum objects presented by departmental curators, conservators, and/or outside authorities
  • Private visits to collections and temporary exhibitions

Above: Gallery view, The Andean Tunic, 400 BCE–1800 CE, March 2011

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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 22