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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 group engages devotees of 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, works on paper, and decorative arts.

Annual dues (individual): $1,000 ($803 is tax deductible)

Annual dues (for two): $2,000 ($1,708 is tax deductible)

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

Highlights of Past Events

  • Annual meeting featuring The American Wing's new acquisitions, with curatorial presentations
  • 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)
  • 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; Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends; Quilts: Recent Acquisitions; and Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age: George A. Schastey

Above: Figure of an eagle, 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)