The world's second most visited museum and central landmark of the city of Paris, is home until May 22, 2017, to one of the city’s most important art exhibitions “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting”.
Organized in partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the exhibition, which will be also shown at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. in the fall, displays 12 of Vermeer’s most fascinating works, in addition to some 70 works of his Dutch contemporaries including Gerard ter Borch, Pieter de Hooch, Gerrit Dou, Jan Steen, Samuel van Hoogstraten, Nicolaes Maes, Gabriel Metsu, Caspar Netscher, Samuel van Hoogstraten, Nicolaes Maes, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, and Hendrick Martensz Sorgh.
Though his probably most popular painting Girl with a Pearl Earring is not among the works on view at the Louvre on this occasion, the exhibition features other outstanding works like The Milkmaid, Woman with a Lute, Woman Holding a Balance, The Letter, and The Lacemaker.
Advance reservations for a specific time slot are required. You can make your reservation on the day of your visit at the ticket office which is located under the Pyramid.