“A New Look at Vermeer”

Art, Painting
“A New Look at Vermeer”
Photograph: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A slow and painstaking craftsman, Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) was believed to have produced a mere 66 paintings in his lifetime of which 34 survive. The Met owns five of his canvases (the Frick has another three), more than any other museum. Now, as the skylights of the museums European Paintings galleries undergo a major renovation, the Met’s Vermeers have been moved from their usual location to a smaller room where they have been re-installed on single wall. They’ll be there for the rest of the summer, providing a rare, don’t-miss opportunity to examine Vermeer’s work side-by-side.

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Event website: http://www.metmuseum.org
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