July 11, 2010

Join and support

Become a Friend!

By Director of SMK, Mikkel Bogh

In our rapidly changing world, SMK believes that the art muse­um plays an important role in helping to build a more creative and reflective society. SMK aspires to develop a 21st century museum that is a gathering place where people of all ages, nationalities and from all walks of life come to learn from one another using art as the medium through which we can all connect.


The generous and open minded members, patrons and corpo­rate supporters of AFSMK are essential to making this vision a reality. AFSMK is a public charity (501c3) established to strengthen the ties between Statens Museum for Kunst and the Gallery’s American friends and audiences with chapters in New York and Copenhagen.

AFSMK Patrons’ contributions support the contemporary exhibition programme that provides a platform for emerging Danish artists, the ground breaking work of SMK’s conserva­tion centre, which is making important contributions to our global understanding of art history, and the engaging events that draw people together and create new audiences for SMK and the global audiences. While State funding enable us to maintain 700 years of the Royal Collection of Art, it is the sup­port of people and companies like our AFSMK Patrons that enables us to deliver the activities that bring the museum to life also internationally.


AFSMK members are passionate about art and are important ambassadors for SMK in general. Corporate members of American Friends of SMK enjoy the opportunity to host events in the Museum in addition to free passes for employees and clients. They also receive invitations for selected executives to SMK’s events in Denmark and the United States. Corporate membership is all about corpo­rate entertaining, brand association, employee engagement and relationship building.

We wish to provide you with exclusive opportunities to dig deeper into the folds of the museum through a series of spe­cial activities and events held in Copenhagen and New York each year.

I hope you will consider joining AFSMK and help to connect Danish Art and the World of Art today!

Read more: Join AFSMK as an Individual Friend  (PDF)
Read more: Join AFSMK as a Corporate Friend  (PDF)

AFSMK are proud to be supported by both individuals and corporations wishing to contribute to the future development of the arts. Access a full list of our Generous Donors and Friends 


Statement of eligibility

AFSMK is a tax-exempt “public charity” under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Contributions to AFSMK are deductible under 170 of the Code (AFSMK is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, and 2522 of the code). AFSMK can accept donations via check, credit card or wire transfer. Checks may be mailed to the address below. For wire transfers please contact the office on the number below. 

To maintain the deductible status of donations, U.S. tax law requires that AFSMK’s Board of Directors must retain control and discretion concerning gifts to SMK. Although gifts to AFSMK must by law carry no restrictions, AFSMK’s Board of Directors will certainly give consideration to any donor preferences regarding how their donation should benefit the Gallery.

For more information please contact the office of AFSMK:

American Friends of SMK
31 West 34 Street, 7th Floor #7010
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 812 4362
Email: egrand@ghspm.com
Contact: Emily Grand, Administrator
Email: hanne.afsmk@smk.dk
Contact: Hanne Støvring, Executive Director
Email: kirstine.afsmk@smk.dk
Contact: Kirstine Bendix, Cultural Coordinator

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