• 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.

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  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 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.

  • Salon: Soviet Realism Painting

    October 25, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.

    Location: Paradise Valley home of Eric Lorentzen

    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 »

  • Reception / Film: Tim’s Vermeer

    November 19, 2014

    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 / cash bar 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. Look for… more »

  • Reception / Lecture: Florence in the Time of Leonardo

    January 14, 2015

    Speaker: John Spike, PhD   Guest Professor at William and Mary College

    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 January 5th. Contact Dawn Schlott at 480.483.9919 or hospitality@friendsofeuropeanart.org. Lecture:  6:45 in Whiteman Hall         more »

  • Salon: The Dutch Golden Age

    January 19, 2015

    Speaker: Robert Aronson – Aronson Antiquairs since 1881, Amsterdam, Specializing in 17th and 18th c. Delftware

    Location: Private home TBA

    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 »

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  • 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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