Opening-Day Festivities for Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt's Century

Classical Revolution violinist

Classical Revolution

Opening-Day Festivities—Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt’s Century
noon
5 pm
 
MUSEUM LOBBY
noon–3 pm
Possibly Portraits?: Doing and Viewing Art for Children & Families
Is Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring a portrait or tronie? Come learn what tronie means and explore characters of the Dutch Golden Age. Build your own work of art through drawing, collage, and embellishing with trims, lace, and jewels.

WILSEY COURT
noon–2 pm
Baroque music by MUSA
Emily Botel, Natalie Carducci, violin
Addi Liu, viola
Gretchen Claassen, cello
Derek Tam, harpsichord

2:30–4:30 pm
Live classical music performed by Revolution Quartet featuring L.L. Aspect (Slump Co./Jazz Mafia)
• "Future Classic"
Jory Fankuchen, Adam Scow, violin
Charith Premawardhana, viola
Samsun van Loon, cello
• Music by Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, and classic chamber remixes

1:30–4:30 pm
Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism enliven the space and delight visitors with artist demonstrations. Rotating demos including spinning, weaving with ankle looms, wire and bead jewelry-making, lacemaking, and more. 

PIAZZONI MURALS ROOM
noon–2 pm & 3–4:30 pm
Enter a re-creation of Vermeer’s studio in the Piazzoni Murals Room, organized by Rick Rodrigues, drawing instructor at City College of San Francisco

KORET AUDITORIUM
An Afternoon of Lively Talks
1–4:30 pm

1 pm
Overview: Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis
Melissa Buron, Assistant Curator of European Art, FAMSF

2:15 pm
Rembrandt’s Art of Darkness
James A. Ganz, Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, FAMSF

3:30 pm
Under the Lens and onto the Page: Animals and Art in the 17th Century
Colleen Terry, Assistant Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, FAMSF
Part 1 of Artful Animals is currently on view at the Legion of Honor on view through April 28. Part 2 opens April 30.

Ticket Information

Public programs are free and open to the public. Tickets are required for admission to the galleries and to the special exhibitions Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Rembrandt's Century. No tickets are necessary for lectures or music.

Sponsor

Education programs for Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis are supported in part from a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.

Contact Information
Gregory Stock