East Building, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery
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 featuring all of the exhibited paintings reproduced in full size accompanies the exhibition.
Seniors (65+), military, groups of 10+, college students with ID: $9.00
Youth 7–18: $6.00
Children 6 and under: free
Members: first visit free (50% off subsequent visits)
The Museum Park is open daily, including holidays, from dawn to dusk.
Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25: closed
Friday, December 26: open 10 am–9 pm
Saturday, December 27, and Sunday, December 28: open 10 am–5 pm
Monday, December 29: closed
Tuesday, December 30, and Wednesday, December 31: open 10 am–5 pm
Thursday, January 1: East Building only (Small Treasures) open 10 am–5 pm
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.
Our hotel partners offer convenient overnight accommodations.
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.
Reservations for Iris are accepted and encouraged. Call (919) 664-6838.
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 coffee bar is the perfect stop for coffee, espresso-based drinks, tea, and cookies. Sip is located adjacent to the Museum Store.
Tuesday–Sunday: 10 am–4:30 pm
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.
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