Department of Greek and Roman Art


The Philodoroi, Friends of Greek and Roman Art, is designed to bring collectors, devotees, and others who are passionate about classical and ancient art into closer contact with the Museum's collection and curators of the Department of Greek and Roman Art. This exclusive group, which meets about four times a year, is essential to the development and well-being of the department; its dues fund a wide range of projects, including acquisitions, lectures, conservation, and special book purchases for The Onassis Library for Hellenic and Roman Art, as well as a number of other scholarly endeavors. Philodoroi members are invited to behind-the-scenes events led by the department's staff on a variety of topics related to the collection and exhibitions.

Annual dues: $10,000 ($9,116 is tax deductible)

For more information please call 212-650-2075 or email friends.groups@metmuseum.org.

Highlights of Past Events

  • Special preview and gallery talk by Dr. Christopher Lightfoot on the loan exhibition The Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel
  • Guest lecture by archaeologist Sandy MacGillivray entitled "Earthquake, Volcano, Tsunami: Natural Disasters and Political Change"
  • Curatorial talk on the department's new acquisitions and loans

Above: Marble statue group of the Three Graces, 2nd century A.D. Roman, Imperial period. Marble; 48 7/16 x 39 3/8 in. (123 x 100 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Philodoroi, Lila Acheson Wallace, Mary and Michael Jaharis, Annette and Oscar de la Renta, Leon Levy Foundation, The Robert A. and Renée E. Belfer Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Moran, Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen, Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation and Nicholas S. Zoullas Gifts, 2010 (2010.260)

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July 9, 2015 | [For Young Members of the Museum, ages 21–35] $135 for current Members; ticket packages available for new and renewing Members
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