Support Group

European Art Society

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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 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.


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 […]

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