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Friends of Drawings and Prints

This group is designed to bring those passionate about works on paper into closer contact with the department's extraordinary holdings and its superb curatorial staff. The department's vast collection, comprising more than 17,000 drawings, 1.2 million prints, and 12,000 illustrated books, represents the scope of drawing and printmaking in Western Europe and the Americas from approximately 1400 to the present day. Members of the Friends of Drawings and Prints are invited to private viewings, behind-the-scenes tours, talks, exhibition previews, and opening receptions.

Annual dues: $6,000 ($4,852 is tax deductible)

For more information, please contact Mary Zuber at 212-570-3912 or

Highlights of Past Events

  • Conversation with artist Dorothea Rockburne in The Met's Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery, followed by a reception
  • Artist William Kentridge in conversation with Andrew Hoyem of Arion Press in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, followed by a reception
  • Preview tour of Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620, with Associate Curator Femke Speelberg

Above: Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945). Self-Portrait, turned slightly to the left (detail), ca. 1893. Pen and different shades of gray-black ink; 6 9/16 x 11 7/16 in. (16.7 x 29 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2006 (2006.502). © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York