Ronni Baer, William and Ann Elfers Senior Curator of Paintings, Art of Europe

Despite the obscurity that followed his death, today Vermeer is perhaps the most popular 17th-century Dutch artist. Discover in this revelatory talk how he created his beautiful and beloved paintings.

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Individual sessions: members, $28, nonmembers, $35.
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Above: Johannes Vermeer, A Lady Writing, about 1665. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Harry Waldron Havemeyer and Horace Havemeyer, Jr., in memory of their father, Horace Havemeyer, 1962.10.1.