Explosion of creativity for Girl with a Pearl Earring
31 Jan 2023
Starting on 6 February and continuing for the next few months, a host of new Girls with a Pearl Earring will be on show at the Mauritshuis. They arrived after we issued an open call for people to send us their creations inspired by Vermeer’s world-famous painting from 1665. No fewer than 3482 Girls were sent to The Hague from all over the world: painted, drawn, made of wool, clay, wood, fabric, petals, buttons, ceramic, vegetables, fruit, shells, glass beads, balloons, Lego, or in the form of a tattoo.
We have made a selection for our presentation My Girl with a Pearl in the room where the Girl normally hangs, in her own special spot. The ‘real Girl’ will be at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam for eight weeks, starting on 10 February, as part of its major Vermeer exhibition. My Girl with a Pearl, sponsored by Nationale-Nederlanden, will continue until 4 June. www.mauritshuis.nl/mygirlwithapearl