de Young Museum – Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco January 26th – June 2nd, 2013 Adults $25, Seniors 65+ $22, Students w/ ID $21, 6-17 years old $15
Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis
If you're not familiar with Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, or know the infamous painting only for its namesake film, you simply must pay a visit to this very special exhibition at San Francisco's de Young Museum. On loan from The Hague for the first time in years, de Young is the inaugural stop for these 35 masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age on their American tour.
What Makes This Show so Special?
The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis has not lent out a large collection like this in over 30 years, and no one knows when they will again. On display in the exhibit is an extremely rare array of 17th-century paintings from the Dutch Republic, including Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Vase of Flowers by Rachel Ruysch, a lesser-known female painter of the time, restored especially for the tour. Rembrandt's Century, with over 200 prints and drawings, will also be on display.