Group 2
Finger Pointing

Roy Lichtenstein, Finger Pointing, 1973 Ur portfolion "Works by artists in
the New York Collection for Stockholm" © Roy Lichtenstein/BUS 2015 Bildupphovsrätt

The American Friends of the Moderna Museet

The Moderna Museet in Stockholm is indisputably one of the world’s greatest museums of modern art. Since opening in 1958, the museum has continuously deepened and broadened its collections and organized an extraordinary range of exhibitions, thereby building the foundations for an institution that has few parallels in Europe today.

Through a tradition of exceptional exhibitions grounded by a succession of prominent directors, the museum shares a strong relationship with American art. Beginning in the 1960s, such American artists as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg were introduced to the European audience.

A natural result of the trans-Atlantic exchange was the founding of The American Friends of the Moderna Museet, the American Friends, for the purposes of supporting and promoting activities of the Moderna Museet and encouraging the appreciation and enjoyment of modern art in general. As a U.S. §501(c)(3) public charity, the American Friends enables American supporters and donors to make tax-deductible gifts in the United States in support of these charitable and educational purposes.

American Friends Membership

As a member or patron of The American Friends of the Moderna Museet, the American Friends, you will be part of a fascinating institution. But not only that, as an American Friends Member or Patron you can also enjoy numerous activities and privileges.

By becoming an American Friends Member or Patron, you contribute towards extending the Moderna Museet’s collection at a time when funding is scarce. Your support is vital to the museum’s development—while giving you the satisfaction and enjoyment of being part of it!

Support of the Moderna Museet Collection

Since the founding of the American Friends in 2007, important works of art have been donated to and purchased for the Moderna Museet collection with funds provided by the foundation. Works by Louise Bourgeois, Mike Kelley, Barbara Kruger, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alice Neel, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Ai Weiwei, among others, are now part this fantastic collection.

Publicerad 20 november 2015 · Uppdaterad 28 juni 2019