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The Night Sky in the Age of Vermeer: The Astronomer in Context

Saturday, August 8, 2009-Sunday, January 10, 2010
Gallery 344
Free Exhibition

This exhibition is scheduled to coincide with The Louvre and the Masterpiece and the important loan to the MIA of Vermeer's The Astronomer from Paris. more »

In Pursuit of a Masterpiece

Sunday, October 18, 2009-Sunday, April 11, 2010
U.S. Bank Gallery
Free Exhibition

Of course, the MIA is filled with outstanding artworks. But which ones do museum curators hold out as the best of their kind, and why? Inspired by The Louvre and the Masterpiece, MIA curators have cherry-picked works from the museum's collection that illuminate specific aspects of connoisseurship. A surprising selection of objects highlights the ever-changing notions of excellence, value, craftsmanship, rarity, and beauty. Side-by-side comparisons and engaging back stories make this exhibition a must-see for art lovers. more »