The all-time Vermeer exhibition continues without the masterpiece The Girl and the Pearl Earring.
Everyone’s the most comprehensive ever Johannes Vermeerin (1632–1675) exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has also heated up the ticket resale market.
Hyperallergic publication tells The tickets sold on eBay even reached prices of more than 2,700 dollars, i.e. more than 2,500 euros.
Rijksmuseumin the exhibition opened on February 10 and sold out within days.
Additional tickets were available on a limited basis when the opening hours of the exhibition were extended to late evenings. The demand for additional tickets, which quickly sold out, was so strong that the museum’s entire online sales service fell down and had to close for a few days at the beginning of March.
The Rijksmuseum reminds us that it only guarantees the authenticity of exhibition tickets if they have been purchased from the museum’s own website or through partners recognized by the museum, such as Get Your Guide and Priotickets. Therefore, it cannot guarantee that tickets bought at exorbitant prices, for example on eBay, are genuine.
Rijksmuseumin there are four Vermeers in their own collections, but with the help of art loans, no less than 28 of Vermeer’s less than forty known paintings were included.
The exhibition is open until June 4, but the museum says that one of its main attractions was The girl and the pearl earring was in the return queue at the Mauritshuis in The Hague already at the end of March.
In HS’s review critic Harri Mäckin called the exhibition experience “almost religious” and “one of the most significant art exhibitions of all time”.
The addition of the museum to its website also received praise from critics free virtual exhibitionwhere a British actor acts as a guide Stephen Fry.
Bunting guarantee entry only on a certain day at a certain time of day to avoid traffic jams, but crowds can still interfere with enjoying the works.
“You could see that people stopped just to take a picture of the work with their mobile phone and continued on,” said Mäckin in the sequel.
Selection memory Vermeer’s art can be admired after this retrospective. Amsterdam and The Hague are about 60 kilometers apart, and the Rijksmuseum and Mauritshuis have a total of seven Vermeers in their standard collections.
A New York-Washington trip is also a good option, because New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection and the Leiden Collection own a total of 12 Vermeers, and Washington’s National Gallery of Art has five more.