04. Later Europe & Americas, Art & Humanities, United States, Washington, D.C.

Weekend in D.C.: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

Weekend in D.C.: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

So shockingly enough it took me into my mid-twenties to finally go see the fantastic collection at the National Gallery of Art. Will and I stopped by for the day while heading up to New York City on our summer road trip. And then I found out that the exhibit “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry” was coming to our nation’s capital this fall and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go back. Vermeer is my FAVORITE ARTIST and my favorite piece, The Milkmaid, was conveniently removed from Amsterdam while I was visiting during our Spring Break trip for this specific tour. Hopefully she is traveling to Washington too otherwise I may cry in the middle of the museum and that would be incredibly embarrassing.

So today, I’m heading up to Washington, D.C. for a long weekend to explore the museums and monuments. I am traveling with an old Humanities/AP Art History student of mine. Although it’s weird going with an old student, it’s going to be a blast and I’m so excited to nerd out with a fellow art lover!

Read more: Museum Madness: Making the Most of your Museum Visit

Women Holding a Pitcher, Vermeer

Update as of 10/27 at 7:31 pm The ONE piece that did not move on to the National Gallery was The Milkdmaid (I have no words) 😫😫😫😫 #missedthemilkmaid


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