• Les arceaux fleuris, Giverny (Flowering Arches, Giverny), Claude Monet, 1913

  • Beach at Dieppe, Gustave Courbet, 1865 - 1870

  • 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


From springtime in Paris to a predilection for all things Italian, Friends of European Art is a place for those who treasure the art, culture, and history of Europe. As a support organization of the Phoenix Art Museum, we help fund exhibitions, acquisitions, and educational opportunities that illuminate European art. We have been honored to have played a vital role in the defining moments of both the Museum and its extensive collection.

What’s more, our members form lasting friendships as they travel, dine, and learn together at preview parties, lectures, and private dinners. Members forge new relationships with those who share their passions, and their love of the classical, the baroque, the distinctly European.

Who We Are

Founded in 1997, Friends of European Art is an active group of people that promotes and inspires enthusiasm for and interest in European art. FEA supports Phoenix Art Museum’s collection through funding acquisitions, exhibitions, and educational programs in European art.

What We Do

FEA members sponsor internationally renowned speakers for public lectures in Whiteman Hall and salons in private homes of members and collectors. FEA has traveled abroad to France, Germany, Italy, and Russia. Our domestic trips have taken us to New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco.

Join Us

Come along and feel passionate about European art, party like Bacchus and Ariadne, and learn the story behind many works of European art! Every great painting tells a story. Join Friends of European Art today and become a vital part of this exciting group of art enthusiasts.

Join Friends of European Art today and become a vital part of this exciting group of art enthusiasts!

Member Services

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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.

Join Friends of European Art today by clicking here to download the membership form. Complete the form and follow the mailing instructions.

The Membership form is an Adobe Acrobat PDF file (84 Kb). If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin, click here to download it for free.

Upcoming Activities


Friends of European Art is currently planning many exciting activities for our members. Check out our photo galleries to see the activities we have done in the past. Continue to visit our website for future activities information.

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Reservations for the travel event as well as payment can be made via a link provided on the individual travel event page.

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