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Landscape painting of the Andes, with a small cross placed on the edge of cliff, to the left of a waterfall, with mountains covered by clouds followed by a snow-capped mountain in the background

William Cullen Bryant Fellows

The William Cullen Bryant Fellows group brings together American art collectors and supporters eager to engage with the American Wing as well as current American art scholarship. The Wing is privileged to hold one of the most important collections of American art in the world, including historical painting, sculpture, works on paper, and decorative arts. Bryant Fellows programming focuses on a broad range of creative production—from the arts of colonial and federal America, Hudson River School painting, and 19th-century sculpture to the varied arts of the Gilded Age and early 20th-century urban realism. More recently, we've expanded our collecting focus to highlight African American, Latin American, and Native American artists, honoring all of these important contributions to the story of our nation's complex history.

Annual dues support the Museum and the Department's broad program of scholarship of the American Wing, and Bryant Fellows receive a copy of all American Wing publications underwritten with their funds.

Annual activities include visits to important public and private collections, exclusive curatorial tours of Met exhibitions, and a special two-day fall program. In addition, Bryant Fellows are invited to all the events and programs for the Friends of the American Wing, as well as opportunities to travel annually outside of New York with curators.

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

For more information, please contact Lizzie Fitzgerald at 212-650-2928 or

Highlights of Past Events

Above: Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900). Heart of the Andes, 1859. Oil on canvas; 66 1/8 x 119 1/4 in. (168 x 302.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Margaret E. Dows, 1909 (09.95)