Friends of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas


Friends of the Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas support the department's exhibition program in The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing while enjoying invitations to notable exhibition viewings and opening receptions. Other events, which include four or five more activities a year between September and May, are curatorial seminars, guest lectures, and behind-the-scenes views of a range of the department's activities. Introductions to private collections and collectors and visits to loan exhibitions in other museums and cities are also part of the program. Members are collectors and aficionados of any or all of the three specialist fields that make up the department.

Annual dues: $4,500 ($3,380 is tax deductible)

Under-40 annual dues: $3,500 ($2,380 is tax deductible)

For more information please contact Matthew Noiseux at 212-570-3706 or matthew.noiseux@metmuseum.org.

Highlights of Past Events

  • Invitations to first viewings of and cocktail receptions of departmental exhibitions, such as The Andean Tunic, 400 BCE–1800 CE (2011); Sounding the Pacific: Musical Instruments from Oceania (2009); and The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End (2008)
  • Lectures and discussions about Museum objects presented by departmental curators, conservators, and/or outside authorities
  • Private visits to collections and temporary exhibitions

Above: Gallery view, The Andean Tunic, 400 BCE–1800 CE, March 2011

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Art Up Close—Van Gogh: The Flowers of Disquiet
June 3, 2015 | [For Supporting and Sustaining Members] Sold Out
Art Up Close: Monet the Gardener
June 10, 2015 | [For Supporting and Sustaining Members] Fee: $150 per person
Summer Fête
June 11, 2015 | [For Family/Dual Members and above] Tickets start at $500

Last updated: Wednesday, June 3