This gripping detective story is a visual feast. One of the most enduring paintings in the history of art, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer still attracts huge crowds lining up for the briefest glimpse of the portrait’s majestic beauty.

Yet the work of art itself is surrounded by mystery, and this lovely film investigates the many unanswered questions. Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered? Who is this girl?

After its recent world tour, Girl with a Pearl Earring returned to the much-loved Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands, which had just completed extensive renovations. Enjoying unparalleled exclusive access to this historical gallery, the film takes the audience on a journey as it seeks to answer many of the questions surrounding this enigmatic painting and its mysterious creator Vermeer. 

Following the June 16 screening, visit the second floor of the Beck Building for ​a gallery concert. The performance is free with Museum admission! 

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.


Running Time
90 minutes
Format
Digital, Color