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May 14 through September 11, 2015

Praised as one of Vermeer's most beautiful paintings, Woman in Blue Reading a Letter demonstrates the artist's exceptional command of color, light, and perspective. Only about 35 paintings by Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675), who worked in Delft, are known, and he is widely considered one of the most distinctive and influential masters of the Dutch Golden Age. While there are a dozen Vermeer's in U.S. museum collections, none of his works are in Californian collections.