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Marble statue of three young women standing in contrapposto between two urns, with fabric on top, while holding on to each other's shoulders

Friends of Greek and Roman Art: Philodoroi

The Friends of Greek and Roman Art: Philodoroi is designed to bring collectors, devotees, and others who are passionate about classical and ancient art into closer contact with the collection and curators of the Department of Greek and Roman Art. This exclusive group, which meets about four times a year, is essential to the development and well-being of the Department. Annual dues support the Museum and the Department, funding a wide range of projects, including acquisitions, lectures, conservation, and special book purchases for The Onassis Library for Hellenic and Roman Art, as well as a number of other scholarly endeavors. Philodoroi are invited to behind-the-scenes events led by the Department's staff on a variety of topics related to the collection and exhibitions.

Annual Dues: $10,000 (a portion of dues is tax-deductible)
Under–Forty Annual Dues: $5,000 (a portion of dues is tax-deductible)

For more information, please call 212-650-2075 or email

By invitation only.

Highlights of Past Events

  • Private presentation of Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017 with curators from the Departments of Greek and Roman Art; the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; and Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Day trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and to the Harvard Art Museums with special guest Paul Zanker, Dietrich von Bothmer Research Scholar

Above: Marble statue group of the Three Graces (detail), 2nd century A.D. Roman, Imperial period. Marble, 48 7/16 x 39 3/8 in. (123 x 100 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Philodoroi, Lila Acheson Wallace, Mary and Michael Jaharis, Annette and Oscar de la Renta, Leon Levy Foundation, The Robert A. and Renée E. Belfer Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Moran, Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen, Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation and Nicholas S. Zoullas Gifts, 2010 (2010.260)