Talk of the Town: Small Treasures

Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries closes this weekend on April 26. Over the past few months, we have been lucky to host 40 small-scale masterpieces by some of the biggest names of the Dutch Golden Age. Take a look at what Birmingham has to say about this incredible exhibition. We guarantee you don’t want to […]

ArtBreak: Small Treasures: A Student Response

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by University of Alabama Assistant Professor of Art History Tanja Jones, Ph.D. and her students, who will lead a discussion on their studies of Small Treasures. Be sure to purchase a ticket to the exhibition (free for BMA members, $12 for non-members) to enjoy the ArtBreak!

Curator’s Choice: Small Treasures

One of my favorite pieces in Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries is Seated Boy Eating Porridge. Not only is the Seated Boy Eating Porridge a lovely and mysterious little painting, the name of the artist is also a real tongue twister. Pieter Jacobsz Duyfhuysen (as in mouse and house but softer: douf houzen) […]

ArtBreak: Painting Demonstration in the Manner of Small Treasures

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by artist Patty B. Driscoll, who will lead a painting demonstration in the style of Small Treasures. Be sure to purchase a ticket to the exhibition (free for BMA members, $12 for non-members) to enjoy the ArtBreak!

5 Things To Know About “Girl With The Red Hat”

Of all the incredibly detailed and beautiful paintings you’ll find in Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries, one painting you cannot miss is Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with the Red Hat. As one of only three dozen works created by Vermeer, the Girl with the Red Hat is both incredibly rare and a perfect example […]

Interview with National Gallery of Art’s Arthur Wheelock

On Saturday, April 18 at 6PM, the Museum will host its annual Chenoweth Lecture, which features specialists in various fields to encourage international understanding about a certain topic. This year, the topic focuses on our new exhibition, Small Treasures, and we are excited to welcome Arthur Wheelock, Ph.D. as our speaker. Dr. Wheelock is the Curator […]

Curator’s Choice: 5 Reasons You’ll Love Small Treasures

This weekend, the Birmingham Museum of Art will welcome Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries. Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and presented by PNC, Small Treasures brings together 40 small-scale masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age. As Curator of European Art, I’m very excited to welcome this stunning exhibition. Here […]

Sneak Peek of Small Treasures

The Museum has been hard at work the past few months getting ready for Small Treasures to arrive. From the initial curatorial process and exhibition design to the recent painting and installing by our prep team, the past few months have been wonderfully busy at the BMA. With all of this work (almost) behind us, we can’t […]

BMA staff previews Small Treasures

Yesterday, several members of the BMA staff traveled to the North Carolina Museum of Art to preview Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries. This exhibition, which comes to Birmingham in January, features small paintings made by some of the greatest artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Previewing an exhibition helps us understand the artworks […]