October 11, 2014–January 4, 2015

BIG ARTISTS. Small paintings.
Featuring 66 paintings by the world's greatest Dutch and Flemish painters, including Anthony van Dyck, Adriaen Brouwer, David Teniers, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jan Steen, and many others.

About
the Exhibition
About

Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries

Small Treasures is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on small-format 17th-century Dutch and Flemish figure paintings. Many of the century’s greatest masters contributed to this tradition: pictures by Anthony van Dyck, Adriaen Brouwer, David Teniers, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jan Steen, Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, and Frans van Mieris the Elder are featured in the exhibition.

Drawn primarily from public and private collections throughout the United States, the works in Small Treasures showcase the quality, skill, and diversity these artists brought to their small miracles in paint. Viewers encounter various portrait formats and types, including group and individual portraits, self-portraits, allegorical portraits, and tronies, a Dutch word for faces or character studies. A handful of genre and history paintings are also shown in order to provide a larger context for the portraits.

A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, featuring all of the exhibited paintings reproduced in full size.

Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art. In Raleigh generous support is provided by the Ron and Jeanette Doggett Fund. This exhibition is also made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.

the Paintings
Paintings
  • Matthijs van den Bergh An Allegory of Vanity
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  • Adriaen Brouwer Youth Making a Face
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  • Gerard ter Borch Portrait of Adriaen Clant van Stedum
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  • Gerrit Dou Bust of a Man
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  • Gerrit Dou Self-Portrait
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  • Frans Hals Portrait of Samuel Ampzing
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  • Judith Leyster Young Boy in Profile
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  • Anthony van Dyck Portrait of Nicholas Rockox
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  • Pieter Jacobsz. Duyfhuysen Seated Boy Eating Porridge
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  • Frans Hals Singing Girl
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  • Frans van Mieris the Elder An Old Soldier Holding a Pipe
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  • Unknown Dordrecht (?) painter Portrait of Josina Cornelisdr. van Esch
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  • Jan Steen Self-Portrait with a Lute
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  • Johannes Vermeer Girl with the Red Hat
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  • Johannes Vermeer Young Woman Seated at a Virginal
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  • Rembrandt van Rijn Bearded Old Man
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  • Godfried Schalcken A Young Lady Playing with a Dog
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  • Rembrandt van Rijn A Portrait of a Rabbi
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  • Joachim Wtewael The Apulian Shepherd
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  • Cornelis van Poelenburch The Finding of Moses
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Dining

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The Museum offers two dining options. Iris, a full-service restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine with regional and international flavors in a distinctly modern setting, and Sip, a casual coffee bar.

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Photography is not permitted in the Small Treasures exhibition.

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School Group Tours

The art and history of the world’s cultures await you and your students. Take a docent-guided tour of the permanent collection or exhibitions tailored to grade levels and many subject areas. Learn more.

Parking

Visitor parking is free and available in the Blue Ridge Lot, on the right after entering the Museum drive. Overflow parking is behind West Building, on the left after entering the Museum drive.

Visitor drop-off is located between West and East buildings and can be reached by turning left after entering the Museum drive and following the signs.

Accommodations

Our hotel partners offer convenient overnight accommodations.

 

 

Dining

The Museum offers two dining options. Iris, a full-service restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine with regional and international flavors in a distinctly modern setting, and Sip, a casual coffee bar.

Iris Restaurant, West Building


Reservations for Iris are accepted and encouraged. Call (919) 664-6838.

Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 11:30 am–2 pm

Friday dinner: 5:30–10 pm (last seating 8:30 pm)

Sunday: 10:30 am–2:30 pm


Sip, West Building

Sip coffee bar is the perfect stop for coffee, espresso-based drinks, tea, and cookies. Sip is located adjacent to the Museum Store.

Hours
Tuesday–Sunday: 10 am–4:30 pm

Museum Policies

Photography is not permitted in the Small Treasures exhibition.

Still photography of the permanent collection, taken in existing light, is permitted on condition that the photographs are for personal, noncommercial use.

Commercial photography is not allowed, except in special circumstances. See our Commercial Photography and Filming Policy for details.

More information about Museum policies.
Information about Museum accessibility.

Group Tours

Adult Group Tours

What better way to experience the permanent collection and special exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art than through a guided group tour? We welcome your organization, club, business, church group, or social group for a one-hour, docent-led tour for 10 or more people. Learn more.

School Group Tours

The art and history of the world’s cultures await you and your students. Take a docent-guided tour of the permanent collection or exhibitions tailored to grade levels and many subject areas. Learn more.

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