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. 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.

Past speaker highlights

  • Dita Amory, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Heather Galloway, independent paintings conservator
  • Laurence Kanter, Yale University Art Gallery
  • Mary Morton, National Gallery of Art
  • Nicole Myers, Nelson-Arkins Museum of Art

Past trip highlights (Museum and private collections)

  • Boston and the Berkshires
  • Cleveland/Toledo
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Gulf coast Florida
  • Washington, DC

Ready to be a part of FAS? To be eligible to join, FAS members must have an active Museum membership at the Donor ($500) level or above. Members under 35 may join at the Family/Dual level or above. Purchase or renew your Museum membership here.

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

Annual membership dues

Join and renew
Benefactor (under 35)* $125
Benefactor $250
Philanthropist $500

*Members under 35 are eligible to join support groups at a discounted rate with a current Museum membership at the Family/Dual ($115) level or above.

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