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Black and white photograph of fencer lunging forward and standing back in a squat position

Friends of Photographs: The Alfred Stieglitz Society

The Alfred Stieglitz Society brings photography collectors and devotees into closer contact with The Met's curators and renowned collection of nineteenth-century, modern, and contemporary photography. Friends are invited to behind-the-scenes seminars led by the curatorial staff on a variety of topics related to the collection, special tours and opening receptions of the Museum's photography exhibitions, visits to prominent private collections and artists' studios, and an annual dinner featuring a distinguished scholar, curator, or artist. The Friends support the Museum and the activities of the Department of Photographs, including acquisitions.

Annual Dues: $12,000 (a portion of dues is tax-deductible)

Under-Forty Annual Dues: $6,000 (a portion of dues is tax-deductible)

For more information, please call 212-570-3889 or

Alfred Stieglitz Society members also receive the benefits of a Patron Circle Membership at The Met, including:

  • free, express admission to all of The Met's locations with up to four accompanied guests;
  • special access to the collection and new exhibitions during Morning Hours, Preview Days, Evening Receptions, and The Met After Hours;
  • invitations to Members-only events, concerts, and curator talks;
  • access to the Members-only spaces in the Museum;
  • 10% discount on all public restaurants and venues at The Met, The Met Cloisters, and The Met Store;
  • subscriptions to the What's On calendar and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin; and
  • reciprocal benefits at sixteen museums nationwide.

Membership is offered by invitation only.

Highlights of Past Events

Above: Georges Demeny (French, 1850–1917). [Fencer], 1906. Gelatin silver print; 6 7/8 x 10 7/16 in. (17.5 x 26.5 x 12.8 cm); Mount: 7 15/16 x 11 5/16 in. (20.1 x 28.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts, 2010 (2010.1)