Archive for August, 2009

Vermeer Exhibition

August 2nd, 2009
astronomerimage

The Night Sky in the Age of Vermeer: The Astronomer in Context
Saturday, August 8, 2009—Sunday, January 10, 2010
Gallery 344

This exhibition is scheduled to coincide with The Louvre and the Masterpiece and the important loan to the MIA of Vermeer’s Astronomer from Paris. The Night Sky will bring visitors into the scientific and cultural world of the 17th-century astronomer through a focused examination of the prints, books, scientific instruments, and other objects that Vermeer depicted in his intriguing and breathtakingly beautiful painting.