Support Group

Friends of American Art

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP:
$500 per member

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The Friends of American Art was founded in 2007 and actively supports the Museum by developing and expanding its American art collection. The group provides educational programs and travel opportunities to its members. Events include lectures by leading authorities and visits to auctions, galleries, and noted public and private collections. At the Friends’ annual dinner, members vote on a major acquisition for the Museum’s collection of American art.

Upcoming Events

Sunset, Haywagon in the Distance

January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Sunset, Haywagon in the Distance by Martin Johnson Heade in the American gallery.

Indian Cultural Society Wine & Cheese Reception (Private Event)

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Mark your calendars! More details about this event will be announced at a later date.

Memories of the Coast of France

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Memories of the Coast of France by George Copeland Ault in the American gallery.

THE FRIENDS OF AMERICAN ART ANNUAL EVENT (PRIVATE EVENT)

February 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

This event is by invitation to The Friends of American Art members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit our membership page.

Friends of American Art Trip to Santa Fe

In early April, twenty-one members of the Friends of American Art, led by Curator of American Art Dr. Katelyn Crawford and Deputy Director Meghan Ann Hellenga, enjoyed a glorious early spring week in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Friends of American Art Trip to Nashville

In December, the Friends of American Art enjoyed an art-filled weekend getaway to Nashville, Tennessee. They stayed at the Union Station, a former railroad terminal originally opened in 1900. Steps from the Union Station is a historic U.S. Post Office

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