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Girl with a pearl earring
By Otago Museum

Exhibition on Screen

Immerse yourself in some of the greatest masterpieces of all time in our Perpetual Guardian Planetarium with a special one-off screening of Girl with a pearl earring and other treasures of the Mauritshuis. Settle in for a morning enjoying the arts at Tūhura Otago Museum.

The film seeks to answer the questions that have haunted art lovers for decades: who was she? Why is it so popular? Why and how was it painted? Many of the clues that the film finds lie in other masterpieces housed in the collection.

Johannes Vermeer is one of the great Dutch masters and his Girl with A Pearl Earring from 1665 is one of the most enduring paintings in the history of art. He was the master of light, a talent that is beautifully depicted in Girl with a Pearl Earring in the softness of the girl’s face, the glimmers of light that touch her lips and of course the shining pearl.

Masterpieces such as The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius, The Bull by Potter and of course Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, are on permanent display in the intimate rooms of this majestic seventeenth-century house. Cinema audiences will enjoy unparalleled access to what some call ‘the jewel of northern Europe’s museums’ and detailed, fascinating, illuminating insight into an extraordinary work.

Rated E, Runtime 80 Minutes

10.30am and 3.30pm, Sunday 22 October
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium
$20 Adult, $15 Concession / Student

22 October, 2023
Otago Museum
419 Great King Street
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand