The exhibition Louvre Atlanta: the Louvre and the masterpiece (12 October 2008-6 September 2009) will feature The astronomer by Johannes Vermeer until 17 February 2009.
From the museum website, 8 December 2008
The Louvre and the Masterpiece will explore how the definitions of “masterpiece,” as well as taste and connoisseurship, have changed over time. The exhibition features 4,000 years of art, over 90 works from all eight of the Louvre’s collection areas, and includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and drawings.
Featured objects will rotate in and out throughout the length of the exhibition.
The Louvre and the masterpiece
Isabelle Leroy-Jay Lemaistre and David A. Brenneman
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2008-09 in Atlanta (High Museum of Art)
224 pp., 28.5 x 23.5 cm., hardbound
Atlanta (High Museum of Art) 2008