High Museum
12:06 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

The Girl with a Pearl Earring Visits the High

Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665
Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665
Credit Mauritshuis, The Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Girl with a Pearl Earring is among the most famous works housed in The Netherlands’ Mauritshuis, a 17th-century art museum in The Hague. Johannes Vermeer’s portrait has intrigued audiences for centuries and the Girl is paying Atlanta a visit, along with some of her friends.

The High Museum opens their exhibit Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis this week and WABE’s Lois Reitzes spoke with the Maritshuis’ director Emilie Gordenker and with High Museum Director Michael Shapiro about how the exhibit came to Atlanta.

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis opens June 23rd and runs through September 29th. Atlanta PlanIt has more information.

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