Les arceaux fleuris, Giverny (Flowering Arches, Giverny), Claude Monet, 1913
Beach at Honfleur, Eugène Boudin, 1886
Sea Shells, Balthasar van der Ast, 1630-1650
Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down), Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1872
Souvenir de Ville d'Avray (Memory of Ville d'Avray), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1865-1870
Voltaire, Jean-Antoine Houdon, 1781
Friends of European Art is an active group of individuals that promotes and inspires enthusiasm for and interest in European art.
Friends of European Art (FEA) is a support organization of Phoenix Art Museum assisting with collection of European Art by funding acquisitions and educational programs. For example, in 2014 FEA joined with the Collector’s Study Club in purchasing a piece of Delft faience pottery, circa 1660 for the Dutch Gallery and in 2013, FEA was the Exhibition Sponsor for 14 Masterworks from the Schorr Collection. In 2011, FEA was the European Painting Conservation Sponsor for The Doge Francesco Errizo and in 2010 FEA was the exhibition sponsor for Cezanne and American Modernism.
FEA members visit private collections, museums and galleries. We enjoy preview parties, lectures and salons in the homes of members. In the 17 years since our founding, FEA members have traveled to museums in 13 U.S. cities and nine European countries plus visits to Toronto and Buenos Aires.
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If you love all things European, have a predilection for French, English, Dutch or Italian art, like to travel, dine, and visit private homes and see their important collections, then you belong with Friends of European Art.
Come along and feel passionate about European art, party with friends, learn the story behind many works of European art! Every great painting tells a story.
When you become a member, you will receive the FEA Newsletter, enjoy gallery talks and lectures, and have the opportunity to enjoy salons ad journeys with our Museum Liaison to fascinating destinations.
Your membership will help FEA fund acquisitions such as the two-foot tall covered jar, a striking example of 17th century Delft faience pottery.
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Topic: Painted Ladies: Making and Masking Female Identity in Portraits in the British Grand Manner $45 per person, FEA members and guests - RSVP by check payable to FEA to Dawn Schlott / 5240 E. Desert Vista Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 more »
Private Event for Sponsor, Patron, Philanthropist levels of membership ($250 and above) The extensive private collection of over 70 paintings will be displayed throughout this Paradise Valley Territorial style home and gardens. Reception will begin at 5:30. Members who wish to upgrade their membership to be eligible to attend this event can arrange to do so by contacting Mardelle Mikus. more »
Joint event by Friends of European Art and Contemporary Forum. Private Reception: Cummings Great Hall / 5:30 – 6:30 / free for FEA and CF members. Film: Tim’s Vermeer / 6:45 to 8:15 / Whiteman Hall / free to the public, no reservations allowed. Conversation with Tim Jenison: / 8:15 to 8:40 / Mr. Jenison is the subject of the film. Tim's Vermeer is a… more »
Noted scholar with extensive knowledge of Florence and Leonardo da Vinci. Hosted reception for FEA members: 5:30 – 6:30 Grossman Terrace. Reservations required by Jauary 5. Lecture: 6:45 in Whiteman Hall more »
Salon Co-hosted by Friends of European Art and Collectors’ Study Club. These two groups purchased the 17th century Dutch Delft Vase from Mr. Aronson. The organizations feel honored to have him share his vast knowledge Dutch Art in the Golden Age. The salon will be held in a lovely private home and promises to be an entertaining as well as educational… more »
Come join the FEA Trippers in the windy city for three exciting days/nights of art, sculpture, architecture and a river cruise! We'll be visiting a private home and collection and touring so many exciting places in Chicago that you won't want to miss this trip! more »
The 2015 England Trip is in the planning stages! Check back often for additional details or contact us for more information. more »