Visit to The National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall
December 21, 11 AM
A slide introduction to Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Paintings (45 minutes) followed by a film, “Vermeer, Beyond Time” in the East Building auditorium (86 minutes). After the slide show and the film we will tour the exhibit, “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”. The highlight of the National Gallery of Art’s fall season is an exhibition curated by its longtime curator of Dutch art, Arthur Wheelock, who has gathered 10 paintings by Vermeer (many not seen in this country in many years) as part of a show that puts the artist in the context of other genre painters from the Dutch Golden Age. Some 65 works will be on view, including paintings by Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, Caspar Netscher, and Jan Steen.