European Art Society

European Art Society

The European Art Society was established in 2001 to further awareness and appreciation of thirteenth-century to early twentieth-century painting, sculpture, and works on paper. The group is devoted to the continued growth and development of the Museum’s collection, and to educating its members about European art in general, and the Museum’s collection specifically. Regular European Art Society events include the annual dinner, when members vote for an acquisition for the permanent collection; sneak previews and curator-led tours of all European art exhibitions and gallery reinstallations; enlightening connoisseurship sessions with leading experts; lunchtime lectures; and domestic and international travel opportunities.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP:
$500 per member
$250 per junior member (under 40)

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Upcoming Events

Day Trip to The High Museum in Atlanta for private tours of two special exhibitions
November 22, 2014

  • “Make A Joyful Noise”: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral.
  • Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection.

*Please contact Mollie Bartholomew at mab@artsbma.org or 205.254.2567 to make a reservation and to pay the deposit


Lunch & Learn
November 25, 2014
12:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art Members Room

Lunch & Learn: Preview of the Fall Old Master auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s: What to buy and what not to buy

`*Please RSVP to Carrie Montgomery at 205.254.2086 or cmontgomery@artsbma.org by November 21st


Tour and Reception
December 4, 2014
6:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art 8th Avenue Lobby
Reception to follow in Members Room

First Thursday Express Tour for EAS members only

New on display: Charles Vignon’s Adoration of the Magi

*Please RSVP to Carrie Montgomery at 205.254.2086 or cmontgomery@artsbma.org by December 1st


Private tour of Small Treasures
January 29, 2014
Time to be announced

EAS exclusive tour for the opening of the special exhibition “Small Treasures:  Rembrandt, Vermeer,Hals, and Their Contemporaries” at the BMA

*Please RSVP to Carrie Montgomery at 205.254.2086 or cmontgomery@artsbma.org


Recent Events

Weekend Trip to Detroit and Toledo
October 10-12, 2014

The European Art Society organized a weekend-trip to the Motor City, Detroit. Curators at the Detroit Institute of Arts spent a day showing EAS around their magnificent collection. That evening we dined at the Detroit Athletic Club and also explored the club’s own art collection. We had a chance to see the new expansion of the Michigan University Museum of Art and the truly outstanding collection of European paintings at the Toledo Museum of Art, expertly guided by curators from both institutions. On the last day, we visited the private home, now museum, of Edsel and Eleanor Ford (see photo), saw two private collections (one featuring Wedgwood and, yes, Lover’s Eyes!), and made a last stop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, which is at the heart of Detroit’s thriving creative scene.


Lecture: The Detroit Institute of Arts- Past, Present, and Future
September 12, 2014
6:00 PM
Birmingham Museum of Art Steiner Auditorium

Dr. Salvador Salort-Pons, Executive Director, Collection Strategies and Information, Detroit Institute of Arts, gave a public lecture (co-sponsored by the EAS): The Detroit Institute of Arts – Past, Present, and Future