FOCUS on European Art is a Phoenix-based community of art lovers with a focus on European paintings, sculpture, & decorative arts

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Celebrating art and its culture is the mission of FOCUS on European Art, a 501(c3) support organization.

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FOCUS traveled to San Diego for a Curator-let tour at the San Diego Museum of Art of "Monet to Matisse" from the private Bemberg Collection. Then on to Los Angeles where we visited the Getty Villa to tour "Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World," the Getty Cente,r and LACMA for "Lee Alexander McQueen."

What is FOCUS?

Focus on European Art is a 501(c3) organization founded in 2017 as the successor organization to Friends of European Art (FEA), a support organization of the Phoenix Art Museum.  It is a group of art lovers who organize multiple events per year, both in person and virtually, related to European art, including the decorative arts.  These include salons, travel, and lectures.  

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Except for our “recruit new members” event, usually held in late summer or early fall, salons, lectures, private tours of museums, and travel are directed to our membership. Follow the Contact Us to learn more about the levels and benefits of membership.
By the numbers:  2022 - 2023
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Membership: 96 households

9 Philanthropist Households
10 Patron Households    
23 Sponsor Households

2022-2023 Events & Travel

6 fully subscribed events, including Tim Jenison, entrepreneur, speaking about his theory of how Caravaggio painted, Christina Nielson from the Huntington Art Museum on Disney's inspiration from French Decorative Arts, and Anne Connor, ASU retired professor "The Spoils of War: Napoleon and the Founding of the Louvre."

Supporting art

Phoenix Art Museum for the installation of von Ruisdael's "A River Landscape with Waterfall donated by FOCUS Philanthropists, Meryl and Jeanne Haber ($20,000)

Arizona State University for a scholarship for a graduate student in Art History ($5,000)

from the president

In 2022-2023 we continued our normal schedule of in-person events. We sponsored six events including a luncheon with Anne Conner speaking about "The Spoils of War: Napoleon and the Founding of the Louvre. FOCUS continued to support an ASU graduate in Art History with a $5000 scholarship. We continued to support Phoenix Art Museum with a $20,000 donation

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