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Vermeer: Must-See Masterpiece

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 – Sunday, September 02, 2012

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience
one of Johannes Vermeer’s 35 known works, on view for
four weeks only at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

A work by Vermeer, one of the greatest painters of the
Dutch Golden Age, has not been on view in Detroit for decades. Woman Holding a Balance is an intimate depiction of
domesticity that reveals Vermeer’s masterful use of light,
proportion, and symbolism.
Woman Holding a Balance, Johannes Vermeer, 1664, oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Widener Collection 1942

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