Mission & Vision


Born out of the greatest appreciation for these outstanding collections, American Friends is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to fostering philanthropic support for the conservation, dissemination, and enjoyment of the value, excellence, and history of Spanish, European, and classical Greco-Roman cultural heritage safeguarded in the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, for the benefit of all humanity. 


We envision the safe custody, preservation, investigation, relevance, and engagement of the universal collection of the Prado Museum for countless generations to come.

We envision promoting knowledge and appreciation of this collection among the general public of the United States and actions to cultivate a world community where appreciation and knowledge of art, culture, and history provides meaning, inspiration, and direction for personal and collective betterment.