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Friends of The American Wing

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

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)