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Wrightsman Fellows

This group of collectors and connoisseurs is named in honor of Jayne Wrightsman, whose taste, vision, and generosity has indelibly shaped the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts. The Wrightsman Fellows participate in two exclusive events each season: a conversation with a leading figure in the field—such as a great collector, scholar, or artist—followed by a dinner in the galleries; and a spring visit to a New York private collection. They receive complimentary membership to the Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.

Membership is by invitation only.

Annual dues: $10,000 ($8,762 is tax deductible)

For more information, please contact Kristen Hudson at 212-570-3922 or

Above: Antico (Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi) (Italian, ca. 1460–1528). Spinario (Boy Pulling a Thorn from His Foot), probably modeled by 1496, cast ca. 1501. Italian, Mantua. Bronze, partially gilt (hair) and silvered (eyes); H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm), W. of base 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2012 (2012.157)