Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis

Herbst Exhibition Galleries
January 26, 2013 - June 2, 2013

The de Young and Girl with a Pearl Earring will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, from 9:30 am–5:15 pm.

The de Young will be the first venue in the American tour of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. This jewel box of a museum, housing one of the world's most prestigious collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings, has not lent a large body of works from its holdings in nearly 30 years. An extensive two-year renovation makes this extraordinary opportunity possible.

The exhibition features 35 paintings representing the range of subject matter and technique characteristic of 17th-century painting in the Dutch Republic. Among the works traveling to the United States is the Mauritshius' celebrated masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer and the enchanting The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius. The painting Vase of Flowers by the gifted Rachel Ruysch, one of the few female painters of the Dutch Golden Age, is being restored especially for the American tour.

Exhibition Preview 
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Goldfinch
"Tronie" of a Man with a Feathered Beret
The Way You Hear It, Is the Way You Sing It
Abraham van Beyeren, Banquet Still Life, after 1655
Claesz
Honthorst
Ruysdael

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco with gratitude for exceptional loans from the collection of the Mauritshuis, The Hague.

Major Patrons
Penny and James George Coulter
David Davies and Jack Weeden
Cynthia Fry Gunn and John A. Gunn
J. Burgess and Elizabeth B. Jamieson
 
Opening Week Major Patron
Diane B. Wilsey
 
Major Sponsor
The Bernard Osher Foundation
 
Benefactors
The Selz Foundation, Inc.
The Richard C. von Hess Foundation
 
Patrons
Phoebe Cowles and Robert Girard
 
Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton
The Netherland-America Foundation
Greta R. Pofcher
 
Media Sponsors
San Francisco Chronicle | SFGate.com
KOIT 96.5FM
 
Community Partners
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
SFMTA
 
Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.  The catalogue is published with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment for Publications. Generous support is also provided by the Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums and the Mildred Antrobus Charitable Remainder Unitrust. 

Ticket Information

Adults $25, seniors 65+ $22, students with current ID $21, youths 6–17 $15, members and children 5 and under free.

Includes admission to Rembrandt's Century, located in adjacent galleries.

Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking and private tours. Contact the group sales office at groupsales@famsf.org or 415.750.3620.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring exhibition catalogue

Girl with a Pearl Earring Special Exhibition Store

The Museum Stores feature exclusive merchandise related to and inspired by Girl with a Pearl Earring, including the exhibition catalogue (pictured), beautiful bone china, a selection of pearl jewelry, and special edition chocolate bars by Ghirardelli.

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