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Johannes Vermeer’s enigmatic Girl with a Pearl Earring has intrigued art lovers for centuries. See this masterpiece and more than 30 others by artists of the Dutch Golden Age—including Rembrandt, Hals, and Steen—from the collection of the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in this exclusive West Coast presentation at San Francisco’s de Young Museum.

Rembrandt's Century

Don’t miss Rembrandt’s Century, a companion exhibition to Girl with a Pearl Earring featuring more than 200 rarely seen prints and drawings of the same era, all drawn from the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Special Exhibition Store

The Museum Stores feature exclusive merchandise related to and inspired by Girl with a Pearl Earring, including the exhibition catalogue, beautiful bone china, a selection of pearl jewelry, and special edition chocolate bars by Ghirardelli.

What the Press is Saying

“And there, hanging from her left ear, is a large pearl earring, a delicate dollop of white paint that rivets the viewer like a full moon.”


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What the Press is Saying

“For someone about whom so little is actually known, she contains multitudes. For more than three centuries, viewers have gazed at the enigmatic, softly lit face of Johannes Vermeer's ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ and wondered.”


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Music: Canaris, from the M.L. Lute Book, 26r, ca. 1610–1640. Performed by Thomas Berghan, lute.