Our Mission

AFMO raises public awareness and financial support for the revitalized Musée d’Orsay and its sister institution the Musée de l’Orangerie, and encourages gifts of art to these museums. Patrons of AFMO support the museum’s newly enhanced exhibition program, education, conservation of the collection, and the modernizing of its galleries. Our members support cultural enrichment for the museums’ more than three million annual visitors from around the world.


Board of Directors, October 2017 (L-R): Barton Gordon, Vicki Hart, Kathryn Kies, Nancy Goodes, Peter J. Solomon, Susan R. Solomon, Sherry Johnson, Elizabeth Kehler, Marlene Hays, Suzanne Moore, Polly Levine, Bernard Duhaime, Susan Schoenfeld Harrington, Nancy Staniar. Photo by Krystal Kenney.

Board of Directors:

AFMO’s Board of Directors contribute their skills and professional experience in fields such as marketing, law, finance, grant writing, fundraising, and art expertise, to support the goals of the organization and to provide oversight of its administration and financial condition. Many of the board members live either part or full-time in Paris.

Elizabeth Kehler
Nancy Staniar
Vice-Chair USA
Bernard Duhaime
Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation
Represented by Suzanne Moore

Janet Ayers
Benjamin Doller
Susan M. Dumke
Frank Garrison
Bart Gordon
Vicki Hart
Maureen Higdon
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Kathryn Kies
Robert Landau
Rosalind Landis
Andrea Laporte
Polly Levine
Margaret MacLean
Carine Menache
Iliana Pappas
Joachim Pissarro
William R. Rhodes
Capera Ryan
Susan Schoenfeld-Harrington
Samuel Seymour
Amy Sloane Pinel
Peter J. Solomon
Audrey Spangenberg
Antoine Tchekhoff
Glenn Tilles
Paul Vizcarrondo

Honorary Board:

Audrey Azoulay
Richard Brettell
Mary Emory
Renee Johnson
Sherry Johnson
Jeff Koons LLC
Seonaid McArthur
Jane Robert
Susan R. Solomon


Verena Thornton, Executive Director
Sally Ketchum, Director of Institutional Advancement

We Support
  • Exhibitions and collection exchanges in France and in the USA
  • Education
  • Capital improvements to enhance the experience of museum visitors
  • Acquisitions & Conservation
Grants to the Museum

AFMO Annual Gala 2019: A Weekend in Paris

Complete Weekend: $6,000 / person ($4,500 tax deductible) Gala Evening at the Musée d’Orsay: $1,000 / person ($700 tax deductible) Gala Evening at the Musée d’Orsayand Farewell Breakfast at Le Bristol: $1,250 / person ($870 tax deductible)   Important reductions at Le Bristol Paris, Le Ritz Paris, and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotelplease click […]

May 21, 2019