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Film Screening: Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

Girl with a Pearl Earring

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This is the fictionalized account of how Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s most famous work might have come to be, told from the point of view of Griet (Scarlett Johansson), a teenage girl who leaves her family's care in the country to become a servant for the Vermeer household in the comparatively bustling, canal-laden burgh of Delft. She catches the eye of the taciturn, reclusive Vermeer (Colin Firth), and over a period of time, he begins to craft her portrait.

Starring: Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt

Lions Gate Films; Directed by Peter Webber (2003, 95 min.)

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Public programs are free and open to the public.

Tickets are required (advance purchase strongly recommended) for the special exhibitions Girl With a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt's Century. Please click the button below for online reservations, which are only available at least 24 hours in advance. Please call the museum at 415.750.3600 for on-site purchase availability.


Education programs for Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis are supported in part by a grant from The Netherland-America Foundation. The Fine Arts Museums’ Cultural Encounters programs are made possible through the generous support of The Hearst Foundations and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation. Thanks to our media sponsor the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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Gregory Stock