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

The Grand Tour: Part 1

January 21 @ 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 in the Kress galleries on works associated with the Grand Tour of Europe.

The Grand Tour: Part 2

January 28 @ 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 18th century works associated with the Grand Tour of Europe.

European Art Society New York Meetup

January 30

Join members of the European Art Society and Curator of European Art Robert Schindler for the Old Master Paintings Auctions, dealer exhibitions, and other exciting events in the city January 30-February 2. This opportunity is available to members of the

Love Makes the World Go Round

February 10 @ 10:00 am

In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and sculpture. The experience may be enhanced by related music and/or art-making to provide multi-sensory access to the visual arts.

This tour focuses on the ways love has been depicted in fine art.

Space is limited; reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

VIP tours are also available for school-age or adult groups. To reserve your spot or learn more about group tours, call 205.254.2964.

Last Judgment

March 25 @ 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 Last Judgment by Leandro Bassano.

Annual Dinner

April 4 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for the 15th Annual Dinner! This event is by invitation for European Art Society members and select guests. To learn more about support group membership, visit: http://artsbma.org/support-groups/ RSVP to 205-254-2567.

Lunch and Learn

May 2 @ 12:00 pm

Join Curator of European Art Robert Schindler as he explores two new Adorations of the Shepherds at the BMA. This is a private event by invitation to members of the European Art Society. For more information on support group membership and

Trip to Russia

September 20 @ 12:00 am

Join the European Art Society for a trip to St. Petersburg & Moscow September 20-29. Experience Russia’s grand cultural capitals featuring artistic, historical, and architectural travels. You must be an active EAS member to participate. For information on membership and

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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