Become a Friend –
Full of cabaret spirit in every sense of the word, the American Friends of Musée de Montmartre are dedicated patrons of the Musée, well-aware that it is our support that keeps this artistic tradition alive.
A History of Patronage
Join a tradition that dates back to the founder of the Chat Noir himself.
Remembered as the creator of the modern cabaret, Rodolphe Salis was one of the first to create a space shared by artists and patrons alike.
His Chat Noir was a gathering place - a place where patrons could enter the world of the artists, granted they bought a drink, and even then only for an evening. It was a place where artists could meet, practice, and perform. The Chat Noir was full of unbridled creativity and fun, but it also illustrated Salis’ understanding of an important dynamic: the artists needed patrons to survive.