• 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 promote and inspire 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 through funding acquisitions and educational programs. 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.

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

If you love all things European, have a predilection for French, English, Dutch or Italian art, like to travel, dine, and visit other 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 F.E.A Newsletter, enjoy gallery talks and lectures, and have the opportunity to enjoy salons and journeys with our Museum Liaison to fascinating destinations.

Your membership will help F.E.A 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 click 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.

  • Luncheon and Speaker

    October 23, 2014 | 11:30 to 2:00 PM

    Speaker: Speaker:  Melinda R. McCurdy PhD. Curator of British Art at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens / San Marino, CA

    Location: Cummings Great Hall at the Phoenix Art Museum

    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 to Dawn Schlott / 5240 E. Desert Vista Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 more »

  • Reception / Film: Tim’s Vermeer

    November 19, 2014 | 6:00 to 7:00 – Private reception for FEA and CF members in Cummings Great Hall

    Joint event by Friends of European Art and Contemporary Forum Cummings Great Hall – private reception for FEA and CF members – 6:00 to 7:00 Film:  Tim’s Vermeer  / Whiteman Hall, free to the public, no reservations allowed / 7:00 PM Comments following the film at 8:20 PM / Tim Jenison, subject of the film and Farley Ziegler, producer   FEA Reception… more »

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  • Chicago Trip

    October, 2014

    Come join the F.E.A. Trippers in the windy city for three exciting days/nights of art, sculpture, architecture and a river cruise! We'll be visiting and touring so many exciting places in Chicago that you won't want to miss this trip! more »

  • England Trip

    May, 2015

    The 2015 England Trip is in the planning stages! Check back often for additional details or contact us for more information. more »

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