Mona Lisa © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado
Sainte Marie Madeleine ©Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Thierry Ollivier
The Seated Scribe © Musée du Louvre / C. Décamps
The Winged Victory of Samothrace © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN - Grand Palais / Philippe Fuzeau
Venus de Milo © 2010 Musée du Louvre / Anne Chauvet
The statue of Ebih-Il, nu-banda © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Raphaël Chipault

The Masterpiece Society

American Friends of the Louvre has made a significant impact on the Louvre Museum and its programs since it was founded. To continue this remarkable legacy and to ensure that current and future generations are able to learn from and experience the Louvre, AFL has created The Masterpiece Society, which engages individuals who have included AFL in their estate plans.

Joining The Masterpiece Society not only allows you to support the Louvre, but with thoughtful gift and estate planning it may provide significant tax benefits for you and your loved ones for years to come.

A planned gift will enable Americans of today and tomorrow to experience the majesty of the Louvre and to learn from its incomparable art collections spanning human civilization. Planned gifts can be made to benefit the mission of American Friends of the Louvre, support the establishment of named funds to benefit the Louvre Endowment or be designated to la Société des Amis du Louvre for acquisitions

Through a planned gift, donors create a legacy, forge an enduring relationship, and help safeguard the Louvre’s incomparable resources for future generations. Including AFL in your estate plan is simple to do. In addition to financial contributions, AFL is also able to accept gifts of personal property, such as works of art and real estate.

As a member of The Masterpiece Society, your gift will be recognized, with your permission, in American Friends of the Louvre publications and related communications, allowing AFL to formally thank you for this inspiring generosity.

Benefits of membership in The Masterpiece Society include:

  • Invitations to events in the United States and France
  • Newsletters
  • Assistance with museum access when in Paris
  • Invitation to the annual AFL Gala
  • Recognition on AFL’s annual donor list.

For more information, please contact or call (917) 717-5031.