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Questions for Viewing & Object Information

These four images support each of the themes described in the Girl with a Pearl: Educational Resources and will serve as anchors for your museum visit. The accompanying questions for students can be used as models for promoting open-ended investigations of the artworks.

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Words to Know

 \Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665

The following list of words will help prepare your students to discuss the special exhibition Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis  with their classmates and their facilitator at the museum. Please choose those that are developmentally appropriate for your students.

  • Dutch Golden Age

  • Portrait

  • Tronie

  • Still Life

  • Genre scene

  • Landscape

  • Seascape

  • Camera Obscura

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Girl with a Pearl Earring: Educational Resources

Dear Educator:

Thank you for supporting your students’ visit to the exhibition Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, on view at the de Young Museum. The de Young is the first venue in this American tour of masterpieces from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. Housing one of the world's most prestigious collections of Dutch Golden Age paintings, this jewel box of a museum has not lent a large body of works from its holdings in nearly 30 years.

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Workshop for Art Lovers, Teachers, Group Leaders: "Girl with a Pearl Earring"

Girl with a Pearl Earring
March 16, 2013 -
8:45am12:30pm

Artist-teacher Susan Hyde Greene will lead participants in hands-on experiences that explore Girl with a Pearl Earring.  Adaptable to all skill levels, the activities can enhance individual appreciation and can be used in classrooms. The workshop is $25 ($10 for museum members) and includes materials and a docent-led tour.

Docent Lecture, "Rembrandt's Century," Jim Kohn

April 27, 2013 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Drawing largely from the world-renowned collection of works on paper in the Fine Arts Museums’ Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, this exhibition examines a wide range of artworks from the 17th century. Complementing Girl with a Pearl Earring at the de Young, Rembrandt’s Century sheds light on a fascinating roster of artistic personalities, both famous and forgotten, of the late Mannerist and Baroque eras. At its core is a generous selection of etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn—arguably his generation’s most influential artist.

Docent Lecture, "Rembrandt's Century," Julia Geist

March 30, 2013 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Drawing largely from the world-renowned collection of works on paper in the Fine Arts Museums’ Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, this exhibition examines a wide range of artworks from the 17th century. Complementing Girl with a Pearl Earring at the de Young, Rembrandt’s Century sheds light on a fascinating roster of artistic personalities, both famous and forgotten, of the late Mannerist and Baroque eras. At its core is a generous selection of etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn—arguably his generation’s most influential artist.

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