In conjunction with the exhibition Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and their Contemporaries, on view at the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) from January 31- April 26, 2015, students enrolled in ARH 373 (Dr. Tanja Jones, Northern Baroque Art) at the University of Alabama are conducting research dedicated to the paintings in the exhibition. This project represents an opportunity for students to gain exposure to original works of art produced in Flanders and the United Provinces in the seventeenth century. It is part of an effort to enhance experiential learning beyond the walls of the lecture hall and involves tours of the exhibition facilitated by BMA curators and staff, research in University libraries, and the sharing of research findings via this website, designed by faculty and staff in the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC).
The on-line exhibition is open to members of the class but closed to the general public as many of the works included have copyright restrictions. To view the works on-line, visit the BMA website at http://www.artsbma.org/exhibition/small-treasures-rembrandt-vermeer-hals-and-their-contemporaries/. For further information regarding this project, contact Dr. Tanja Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are grateful to the BMA and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. for permission to reproduce Girl with the Red Hat (Johannes Vermeer, c. 1665-66, oil on wood, 9 1/8 x 7 1/8″, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Collection, 1937.153).