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Self-portrait sketch of woman, made by gray and black ink, with pencil writings on the upper and lower right corners

Friends of Drawings and Prints

This group is designed to bring those passionate about works on paper into closer contact with the Department's extraordinary holdings and its superb curatorial staff. Today, its vast holdings, notable for an exceptional breadth and depth, comprise more than 21,000 drawings, 1.2 million prints, and 12,000 illustrated books created in Western Europe and America, principally from the fifteenth century to the present. Friends of Drawings and Prints are invited to private viewings, behind-the-scenes tours, talks, exhibition previews, and opening receptions.

Annual Dues: $6,000, or $4,000 for those under 40 years of age (a portion of dues is tax-deductible)

For more information, please contact Marissa Acey at 212-570-3920 or

Highlights of Past Events

  • Conversation with artist Richard Tuttle in The Met's Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery, followed by a reception
  • Private tour of Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix, with Ashley Dunn, Assistant Curator, Drawings and Prints, and Marjorie Shelley, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Paper Conservation
  • Discussion and viewing of drawings by Jacques Louis David and his students, with Perrin Stein, Curator, Drawings and Prints

Above: Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867–1945). Self-Portrait, turned slightly to the left (detail), ca. 1893. Pen and different shades of gray-black ink; 6 9/16 x 11 7/16 in. (16.7 x 29 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2006 (2006.502)