If you are looking for something different to do this weekend, you might consider an outing to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for the new Vermeer exhibit.
The astonishing intimacy of interior scenes by Johannes Vermeer and his seventeenth-century contemporaries will be explored in an exhibition opening at the Fitzwilliam in Autumn 2011 – Vermeer’s Women: Secrets and Silence.
At the heart of this visually stunning exhibition is Vermeer’s extraordinary painting The Lacemaker (c.1669-70) – one of the Musée du Louvre’s most famous works, rarely seen outside Paris and now on loan to the UK for the first time. The painting will be joined by a choice selection of other key works by Vermeer representing the pinnacle of his mature career, and over thirty other masterpieces of genre painting from the Dutch ‘Golden Age’.
Wed 5 October 2011 to Sun 15 January 2012