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The night sky in the age of Vermeer: ‘The Astronomer’ in context

Exhibition: 8 August 2009 - 9 January 2010

From the museum website, 17 June 2009

This exhibition is scheduled to coincide with “The Louvre and the Masterpiece” and the important loan to the MIA of Vermeer’s Astronomer from Paris. “The Night Sky” will bring visitors into the scientific and cultural world of the 17th-century astronomer through a focused examination of the prints, books, scientific instruments, and other objects that Vermeer depicted in his intriguing and breathtakingly beautiful painting.

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