Young man admiring a piece of European art

Fine Arts Society

The Fine Arts Society (FAS) provides a forum for members, collectors, and scholars to share their interest in European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts before 1900. The Society sponsors lectures and programs that heighten awareness of Europe’s rich cultural heritage. FAS promotes acquisitions and conservation of European art by means of gifts, donations, and bequests to the Museum’s Collection.

Membership Benefits

  • Previews and behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions at the Milwaukee Art Museum and other national museums
  • Small group tours and parties at private collections
  • Advance notice of lectures and programs offered by experts in the field
  • Invitations to special events and trips related to earlier European art
  • Opportunities to help select acquisitions of earlier European art for the Milwaukee Art Museum
  • FAStrack, the Society’s semi-annual newsletter

Past Speaker Highlights

  • Richard Brettell, Professor of Aesthetic Studies, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Christopher Lloyd, Past Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures
  • Ernst van de Wetering, Director, Rembrandt Research Project
  • Arthur Wheelock, Curator of Northern Baroque Painting, Washington, D.C.

Past Trip Highlights (Museums and Private Collections)

  • Berlin/Dresden
  • Boston
  • Brussels/Antwerp/The Hague
  • Los Angeles/Santa Barbara
  • New York
  • Vienna/Munich

Annual membership dues*







*Please note, your membership in the Milwaukee Art Museum must be current to be eligible for membership in FAS.

Donate Today »


For additional information about FAS, please contact the Membership Hotline at 414-224-3284 or or download the membership brochure.