Support Group

European Art Society

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Contact Mary Little to Join:
mlittle@artsbma.org
205-254-2389

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What is the European Art Society?
The European Art Society (EAS) provides support to the Department of European Art. It consists of museum patrons interested in European Art – paintings, sculpture, as well as prints and drawings from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century – from all backgrounds and all levels of interest and expertise. The group is devoted to the continued growth and care of the Museum’s collection, and to learning about European art in general, and the Museum’s collection specifically. Regular European Art Society events include lectures, sneak peaks and tours of the collection and special exhibitions, collection visits, domestic and international travel opportunities, and the annual dinner; an opportunity to socialize with other members and learn about past, present, and future projects of the Department of European Art.


What do I get with my membership?
We offer exclusive programs throughout the year, including lectures, talks, and gallery tours by scholars and curators. Lectures and more informal talks will speak to a wide range of topics, from research on our collection, to collecting Old Masters, to the behind-the-scenes of the museum, and more. As a member of the European Art Society you are also invited to travel with the group. Trips are organized to visit important exhibitions, museums, private collections, and dealers as well as fairs in the US and Europe. See our website at http://artsbma.org/support-groups/european-art-society/ for a list of past and upcoming programs. The group holds an annual dinner in April, which is an exciting and festive event giving members a chance to celebrate the museum’s growing European Art collection, review the Department’s past year, and learn about plans for the coming year. The annual dinner is also a fundraising opportunity for a specific project to be supported by the EAS.

How does my membership support the museum’s collection of European art?
The membership dues support the work of the European Art Department. This can range, for instance, from supporting an acquisition for the collection, conservation treatments, the library, or research on the European collection.

Upcoming Events

iPhone Photography

September 22 @ 1:00 pm

Learn iPhone camera tips and techniques while exploring artwork in the museum. Then in the studio, use a free app to alter photos and merge them together.

Liberation of St Peter

September 22 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Judy Cook will lead a discussion on Liberation of St Peter by Giovanni Lanfranco in the Italian galleries.

Afrofuturism Collage

September 22 @ 2:00 pm

Drop in to Bart’s ArtVenture for a kids art-making activity led by Teen BMA!

Crocheted Cacti

September 24 @ 6:00 pm

Make a forever plant with only one stitch.

Homeschool Studio Ceramics

September 25 @ 2:00 pm

Learn about ceramics from around the world through the museum’s collection and exhibitions including Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and apply similar techniques in class.

Animal Portraits

September 25 @ 6:00 pm

Capture the personality and humor of animals through drawing and mixed media techniques including the grid method.

Indian Classical Concert

September 26 @ 6:30 pm

The Indian Cultural Society invites you to join them for a very special concert with Confluence, a unique trio of North Indian classical master musicians, featuring Mr. Jesse Bannister, Pratik Shrivastav, and Pt. Subhen Chatterjee.

Black Out Opening Party

September 27 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive first look at Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, an exhibition that explores the previously unstudied art form of the silhouette by investigating its deep historical roots and considering its forceful presence today. Black Out presents historic silhouettes from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and other institutions […]

Kids Art 101

September 28 @ 10:00 am

Immerse your child in the world of art while developing their skills and creativity. Each month features a new topic.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

September 29 @ 2:00 pm

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on All Things Bright and Beautiful by Amy Sherald in the Contemporary gallery.

News

Adoration of the Shepherds

This work has been acquired in memory of the life and work of Jeannine O’Grody, former Curator of European Art, Chief Curator, and Deputy Director at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

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Curator of European Art Endowment

We are so very honored to announce that Henry Sharpe Lynn, Jr. has endowed the position of Curator of European Art. The curatorial position is named in memory of his parents and will be the Farris Gambrill Lynn and Henry Sharpe Lynn Curator of European Art. Henry Lynn has been an active and influential member […]

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