Friends of ArtsWestchester

FRIENDS Logo Lockup-01Friends of ArtsWestchester was  established in 2012  to build vital private support for the arts in the face of reduced government and corporate funding. Today, we enjoy a vibrant cultural community with diverse, engaging artists and arts organizations that can only be sustained through private support.  Please join this group of generous individuals committed to preserving and growing the arts in Westchester by becoming a “Friend of ArtsWestchester.”

Join the Friends of ArtsWestchester with an annual membership:

– Founding Friend $2,500
– Friend $1,000

Enjoy exclusive access to cultural experiences with other arts lovers throughout the year. Friends are invited to small private receptions at the homes of art collectors, previews of exhibitions, gallery talks by leading artists or curators, or a visit to an artistic site — in addition to all other membership benefits including our monthly publication ArtsNews, free admission to North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM), exhibition openings, and more.

Friends of ArtsWestchester 2016 Calendar of Events

Saturday, October 1, 3 pm, Remedy, ArtsWestchester Gallery (note: time change)

Enjoy a champagne reception and private viewing before the public opening of ArtsWestchester’s Fall Exhibition, Remedy. As Westchester is at the center of the ever burgeoning health industry, local artists explore the complex, multifaceted relationship between the human body and the health care sector.

Friday, October 7 6:00-8:00 pm, Red Grooms: The Blue and The Gray, Hudson River Museum

Share a sneak preview of the exhibition, Red Grooms: The Blue and The Gray, before it opens for public viewing. The Hudson River Museum’s curator Bartholomew Bland worked closely with the artist on these images of the personalities and tragedies of the era and will share his insight.

Friday, Oct 21 4:00 pm, Matisse Drawings, Katonah Museum of Art

Experience drawings from the private collection of the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. Curated by Ellsworth Kelly before his recent death, Katonah Museum of Art’s associate curator, Elizabeth Rooklidge will lead a behind the scenes tour of Matisse’s drawings from 1900-1950 before it opens to the public.

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3 pm, Caramoor (note: time change)

Start with a docent tour of the Mediterranean-style architecture of the historic Rosen House and the fine and decorative Asian and Renaissance art collections housed within. Follow with an intimate chamber music concert by the Quartet-in-Residence at Caramoor.

These events are open to current Friends of ArtsWestchester members. In keeping with the intimate nature of these events, space is limited. RSVP is required, first come, first served.

To RSVP or for information about the Friends of ArtsWestchester, contact Sandee Walker, 914.428.4220 ext. 303,

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