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Until May 22nd, 2017, the Louvre will be displaying a superb selection of the finest masterpieces of the great artist Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675).

Wildly popular for his Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665) oil painting, which is often referred to as the "Mona Lisa of the North", Vermeer is, nowadays, highly considered as one of the leading figures of the Dutch Golden Age Painting, though he was little known to the public before the 19th century when the art historians and critics Gustav Friedrich Waagen and Théophile Thoré-Bürger published an essay about him.

Vermeer specialized in domestic interior scenes and created many amazing paintings depicting middle-class life, among them The Milkmaid (c. 1657–58), Woman Holding a Balance (c. 1662–63), The Love Letter (c.1666), and The Lacemaker (c. 1669–70), which are all present, today, at the Louvre, along with many other paintings by the artist’s contemporaries like Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Gabriel Metsu, Jan Steen, and Pieter de Hooch.

If you’re one of our guests this spring, just don’t forget to mark this exhibition on your to-do list!

“Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting” is held in partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Enjoy your stay at our cosy four-star hotel, Monsieur Cadet Hotel & Spa !
 
Date
From February 22nd until May 22nd, 2017
 
Opening hours
Every 
day                                            from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays                                             Closed
Wednesdays and 
Fridays                  from 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
 
Location
The Louvre Museum
Hall Napoléon, under the Pyramid
 
Tickets
Permanent collections + Exhibitions        15€