Sad News

Please read the French Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay’s tribute to Spencer Hays and The New York Times’ article.  

Mar 6, 2017

AFMO October Celebration!

On October 20 – 23, AFMO celebrated 30 years of the Musée d’Orsay and honored our patrons Marlene and Spencer Hays. On October 22, they announced to gift a significant part of their art collection to the museum; it is the largest collection donated to France since 1945. U.S. Ambassador Jane Hartley welcomed us to […]

Nov 29, 2016

AFMO October Celebration Event

The American Friends Musée d’Orsay invite you to celebrate 30 years of the Musée d’Orsay and honor our patrons Marlene and Spencer Hays October 20-23, 2016 Complete Weekend Program   Thursday, October 20 Cocktail Reception at a prestigious venue Hors d’oeuvres by triple Michelin-starred Chef Éric Frechon, Le Bristol   Friday, October 21  Musée Rodin […]

Mar 17, 2016

San Francisco Event: Around Pierre Bonnard

February 3-5, 2016 Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia exhibition at the Legion of Honor ; De Young museum and Private Collections & Homes. The Bonnard exhibition first opened at the Musée d’Orsay and travelled to the Fundacion MAPFRE in Madrid before going to San Francisco. Thanks to Sotheby’s assistance and support, we were invited to the exceptional […]

Feb 26, 2016

Date Change: Art & Wine Event, October 20-23, 2016

The American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay Invite You to its Art & Wine Event around the exhibition  The Spectacular Second Empire, 1852-1870 At the Musée d’Orsay October 20-23, 2016 Private Visits & An Exclusive Dinner in the sumptuous Ballroom of the Musée d’Orsay in collaboration with L’Académie du Vin de Bordeaux Contact Information christine.groult@musee-orsay.fr […]

Nov 24, 2015

Philadelphia Event: French Art on Bastille Day

On July 14, AFMO organized a day of first rate art tours in Philadelphia. Members were welcomed privately at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, and The Barnes Foundation.  Once again, AFMO has demonstrated the ability to provide their members with great value and a significant cultural experience, all relating to the Orsay […]

Jul 29, 2015

April in Paris Weekend – AFMO Event

The American Friends of Musée d’Orsay hosted a four-day Patrons trip to Paris on April 23-26. The weekend’s centerpiece was a dinner by Potel et Chabot in the Orangerie Museum, where the reknowed Monet’s Waterlilies galleries are being renovated in part by a grant from AFMO. To begin the weekend, US Ambassador Jane Hartley invited […]

May 10, 2015

An Evening at the French Consulate in New York

On February 12, the American Friends of Musée d’Orsay successfully gathered New York art enthusiasts for a lecture and a reception hosted by French Consul General Bertrand Lortholary at the French Consulate in New York. On this special occasion, Mrs. Dita Amory, curator of the exhibition “Madame Cézanne” currently shown at the Metropolitan Museum of […]

Feb 26, 2015