Support Group

European Art Society

Next Event:

Hand Embroidery

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

Hand Embroidery

November 13 @ 6:00 pm

Hand stitch beautiful embroidery sampler patterns.

Screen Printing

November 13 @ 6:00 pm

Understand screen printing from start to finish. Design a screen and create prints on paper and textiles.

Morning Makers

November 14 @ 10:00 am

Take time to create in the mornings. Make hand-built ceramics in October. Discover the screen printing process from start to finish in November.

Kids Art 101

November 16 @ 10:00 am

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

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Silhouettes and Storytelling

November 16 @ 1:00 pm

Bring the whole family out for an afternoon inspired by the BMA’s current exhibition, Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. Local silhouette artist, Brandi Still, will be creating custom silhouettes of our visitors to take home.

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Exploring Indigo and Shibori

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday with Aaron Head Learn the basics of dyeing with an organic indigo vat and various approaches to shibori dyeing.   November 16 and 17  1 – 4:30pm   Register Now $70 for 2 classes, all materials provided

Intermediate Pottery Wheel Throwing

November 17 @ 1:00 pm

Throw on the pottery wheel and create functional art in this intermediate course.

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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