The Friends of the Muscarelle Museum of Art (FMMA) are member volunteers who offer their time, talents and skills to benefit the Museum. The Friends offer an added dimension to Museum membership by supporting activities that broaden the influence of the Museum throughout the community.

Volunteers assist with our Cultural Arts Experience event. Photo by Lex Rowland.


First organized in 1985 as the Council of the Muscarelle Museum of Art and reorganized in 2002 as the Friends of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, volunteers have implemented docent tours, worked to increase membership in the Museum, and hosted hundreds of exhibition receptions. They raised funds for Museum community projects and contributed countless hours which furthered the Museum’s growth and development.

Images from the Membership Opening of the Botticelli exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, Friday evening, February 10, 2017. (Skip Rowland)
Visitor to our 2018 exhibition "In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums." Photo by Andrew Uhrig W&M '20.

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Joining the Friends

Museum membership is a prerequisite to joining the Friends. More information regarding Museum membership can be found here.

Applications for Friends membership are available here. Please send completed forms to Friends of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, PO Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795.

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Friends Policy

The Friends of the Muscarelle Museum of Art welcome all members of the community interested in supporting the Museum through volunteer efforts.