Founded in 1960 "to foster the growing interest of antiquarians, collectors, and students in the work of The American Wing," this historic group engages devotees of a broadly defined American art with its curator-led program of talks, tours, and opening receptions, complemented by visits to nearby private collections. Dues support the acquisition of American paintings, sculpture, drawings, and decorative arts.
Annual dues: $2,500 ($2,056 is tax deductible)
For more information, please contact Lizzie Fitzgerald at 212-650-2928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights of Past Events
- Annual meeting featuring a selection of The American Wing's new acquisitions, presented by a range of curators
- Day trip to local public and private sites and collections with American Wing curators (Parrish Art Museum, 2015; The Met Breuer and the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2016; Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2017)
- Special lectures and presentations hosted in the Lawrence A. and Barbara Fleischman Gallery's Vanderlyn Panorama, such as Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River; Quilts: Recent Acquisitions; Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age: George A. Schastey; and A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley
Above: Figure of an eagle (detail), 1800–1830. Mid-Atlantic United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Pine; 69 x 91 1/4 x 14 in., 185 lb. (175.3 x 231.8 x 35.6 cm, 83.9 kg). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Bequest of Ella Morris de Peyster, by exchange, 1959 (59.89)