Support Group

European Art Society

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

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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.

Levels of membership
There are two levels of membership in the European Art Society, regular and junior (for patrons under 40). A regular annual membership is $500 for an individual and $1000 for a couple. The junior membership is $250 for an individual and $500 for a couple. A portion of each membership is tax-deductible. All European Art Society members are also required to be regular members of the museum. Museum membership starts at $45.

Upcoming Events

ArtBreak: A Dutch Mystery

October 3 @ 12:00 pm

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30 minute exploration in the galleries. Join Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D., as he walks us through the recently opened Dutch gallery, “Opulence in Disguise:

Still Life of Flowers, Fruit, Shells, and Insects

October 15 @ 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, Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on Still Life of Flowers, Fruit, Shells, and Insects by Balthasar van der Ast.

Weekend trip to Dallas

October 20 @ 8:00 am

Sign up now for an art-filled weekend getaway in the Lone Star State! Highlights include visits to the Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and much more! This event is by invitation to

Battle of Pavia

October 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 Caroline Wingate will lead a discussion on Battle of Pavia in the Dutch gallery.

TEFAF New York

October 27 @ 8:00 am

Curator of European Art Dr. Robert Schindler will attend the second annual TEFAF New York Fall Fair, and would love to meet you there! VIP passes for Saturday, October 28 will be available for anyone planning to attend. This event is

Interior of Antwerp Cathedral

November 5 @ 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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on Interior of Antwerp Cathedral by Pieter Neeffs the Younger.

Judgment of Paris

November 12 @ 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, Docent Katia Kiss Miller will lead a discussion on Judgment of Paris by Hans von Aachen.

European Art Society Lunch and Learn

November 29 @ 12:00 pm

A Review of Upcoming Old Master Auctions with Curator of European Art Dr. Robert Schindler. This event is by invitation to Friends of American Art members. To learn more about support group membership, visit the support group page. RSVP to Bethany McClellan.

Winter Landscape

December 10 @ 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, Docent Margaret Harrill will lead a discussion on Winter Landscape by Jacob van Ruisdael.

European Art Society Holiday Party

December 15 @ 6:00 pm

This event is by invitation to European Art Society members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit http://artsbma.org/support-groups/.

News

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

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European Art Society trip to Berlin and Beyond!

This summer, members of the European Art Society and Collectors Circle experienced the best of Old Masters and Contemporary art at major museums and special exhibitions throughout Germany, including Berlin, Kassel, and Münster. EAS member and docent Lisa DeVivo writes

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