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The Met's Friends Groups

Friends Groups provide a unique opportunity to become closely involved with The Met's libraries, conservation, and curatorial departments. Through special programming and events, Friends build relationships with Museum curators and like-minded patrons in intimate, behind-the-scenes settings.

The Met's Friends Groups dues provide an important source of support for new acquisitions and programming within each department. Annual dues range from $2,000 to $15,000, and benefits include a complimentary Patron Circle Membership and recognition in the Museum's Annual Report, among other privileges; a portion of the dues is tax-deductible. Membership with The Met's Friends Groups runs on a seasonal schedule, with the majority of programming occurring from September through June.

The Met's Friends Group are by invitation. Contact information for each group is listed on the following pages. Please note that group sizes are limited and there are certain restrictions regarding art professionals.

For general questions, please contact Friends Groups at 212-650-2075 or email