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William Cullen Bryant Fellows

The William Cullen Bryant Fellows brings together collectors, scholars, and aficionados of historical American and Latin American painting, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts. Annual dues support the broad program of scholarship of the American Wing, and members receive a copy of all publications produced with their funds.

Annual activities include visits to important public and private collections, exclusive curatorial tours of Met exhibitions, and a special two-day fall program. In addition, Bryant Fellows receive complimentary membership to the Friends of the American Wing and have opportunities to travel annually outside of New York with curators.

Annual dues: $10,000 ($8,548 is tax deductible)

For more information, please contact Sally Ketchum at 212-650-2618 or

Highlights of Past Events

  • Annual black-tie gala dinner and meeting day in the fall, during which members directly engage with departmental activities, enjoy behind-the-scenes programs, and visit outside collections
  • Private curatorial tours of Museum exhibitions such as Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends; Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River; Collecting the Arts of Mexico; and The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor
  • Domestic multiday travel with American Wing curators to visit public and private collections (Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2015; Washington, DC, 2016)

Above: Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900). Heart of the Andes, 1859. Oil on canvas; 66 1/8 x 119 1/4 in. (168 x 302.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Margaret E. Dows, 1909 (09.95)