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Friends of Art


A support group for Artis—Naples’ visual arts programs, Friends of Art (FOA) helps to underwrite exhibitions, sponsor lecture series and provide much-needed funding for The Baker Museum’s educational efforts, including school field trips and hands-on arts activities for children and families.

Friends of Art members assist in volunteer capacities for The Baker Museum and participate in such fundraising projects as the annual FOA Gala, study groups, day trips to other Florida art museums, special art exhibits/expositions, and art-focused tours to major cities in the United States and abroad.

Baker Museum Members at the $250 and above level are automatically enrolled in Friends of Art, while Individual and Premier level members are invited to join for an additional payment of $50 per person.

In addition to the benefits associated with their Baker Museum Membership, Friends of Art receive:

  • Access to and discounts on selected lectures and FOA events
  • Access to specially arranged art trips
  • Newsletter with advance notice of events
  • Opportunities to volunteer in projects that benefit the Baker Museum

For more information about Friends of Art, contact Crystal Diggs, Advancement Associate, 239-254-2738 or cdiggs@artisnaples.org.

Friends of Art

Bill Morgan, President


As The Baker Museum’s most passionate supporters, Friends of Art are invited to participate in wide array of special events and art-focused trips, including:

  The Baker Museum Gala

On February 8, 2014, Friends of Art were invited to attend The Baker Museum’s annual fundraising Gala, an elegant seated dinner under the dome and festive celebration of Southwest Florida’s home for the visual arts. Information on our 2015 Gala will be announced at a later date.

        Rediscover Egypt
            Gala 2014

  Explore Florida!

Stimulating day trips that explore exciting museums exhibitions and private collections. Previous Explore Florida! outings have included visits to St. Augustine, Winter Park, Coconut Grove, Miami and Palm Beach.

Join Friends of Art as we prepare for this season’s day trips; details and registration forms to be provided at a later date.

Art Basel
Join Friends of Art at the famous Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach on Friday, December 5, 2014.  We will be going for a day at the Convention Center for the latest in contemporary art from around the world.

  Art Basel Reservation Form

Coconut Grove Art Festival
Join us for a visit to one of the Top 5 art festivals in the U.S. on Monday, February 16, 2015.

  Coconut Grove Reservation Form

A Latin Art Experience
A visit to the new Perez Art Museum Miami, with lunch on the Calle Ocho, followed by a visit to the Frost Museum at Florida International University.  Date to be announced.

Palm Beach Art
Visit the Norton and Flagler museums for a special day in March.  Date to be announced.

  FOA Study Groups

Friends of Art Study Groups provide in-depth discussions of artists and exhibitions at The Baker Museum. Next Season’s Study Group Schedule will be announced at a later date.

  Lunch & Learn with the Curators

Join us for a series of luncheons that provide a unique opportunity to learn about The Baker Museum and its collections, to participate in special programs, and to build relationships with curators and others who share similar interests — all in a behind-the-scenes, intimate setting. Lunch and Learn dates will be announced at a later date.


Share your love of the arts by becoming a part of The Baker Museum community. Enhance your experience of the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, educational programs, and social opportunities, and enjoy memorable times spent with family and friends by becoming a member today.

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Thanks to the generous financial support of loyal donors, Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida’s most vital cultural resource, presenting the very best of visual and performing arts. We also remain dedicated to transforming the lives of young people through exceptional education opportunities.

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Free multi-disciplinary community days allow families and young people to experience both the orchestra and the museum. Open-air concerts in Cambier Park as well as performances in Bonita Springs and Marco Island extend our reach and make great art accessible to thousands.

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