The High Museum of Art presents “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings From Mauritshuis“, beginning June 23rd thru September 29th, 2013. This is the first time this painting has been seen in the Southeast. Thirty-five portraits and landscapes from well-known artist of the Dutch Golden Age, including Vermeer, Rembradt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Jan Steen will be presented. These paintings are rarely seen outside of Europe.
This High Museum exhibit showcases how these Dutch artists captured everyday life with there keen perception, humor and cutting wit. A few of the paintings in this exhibit are:
* Johannes Vermeer, Girl With a Pearl Earring, ca 1665
*Carel Fabritius, Goldfinch, 1654
* Rembrandt van Rijn, “Tronie” of a Man with a Feathered Beret, ca 1634
* Jan Steen, The Way You Hear It, Is The Way You Sing It, ca 1665
* Jacob van Ruisdael, View of Haarlem With Bleaching Grounds, 1670-1675
Two of the best times to visit the High Museum of Art are on Thirsty Thursdays. Arrive after 4 p.m. and your ticket is half price. There are drinks for purchase and docent led tours of the High Museum’s permanent collection. The High Museum is open till 8.p.m. to give you plenty of time to see the Girl with a Pearl Earring.
The High Museum has Friday Night Jazz every 3rd Friday of the month. Enjoy an evening of jazz and art with extended museum hours. This is free with your museum admission.