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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Saturday Evenings with Elinor Richter: Florence and Venice
May 30, 2015 | [For Supporting and Sustaining Members] Sold Out
Monday at the Met with Elinor Richter—Early Netherlandish Painting: From Van Eyck to Bruegel
June 1, 2015 | [For Supporting and Sustaining Members] Sold Out
Spring Garden Party at The Cloisters
June 1, 2015 | [For Members at the Donor level and above] Free with Museum Membership

Last updated: Tuesday, May 26