Lace Exhibition: Vermeer’s Lacemaker, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge – October 5, 2011 to January 15, 2012

Vermeer’s Women: Secrets and Silence
Dates: October 5, 2011 to January 15, 2011
Sponsor: ‘The Lacemaker’ (c. 1669-1671) is on loan from the Louvre Museum.
Other Vermeer works in the exhibition include:
“The Music Lesson” (c.1662-5) on loan from The Royal Collection
“A Young Woman Seated at a Virginal” (c.1670) from the National Gallery, London.
“Young Woman Seated at a Virginal”, from a private collection, New York.
Twenty-eight other Dutch paintings featuring women are also on display.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street, Cambridge, UK
directions can be found at
Web site
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays:: 12:00–17:00
CLOSED: Mondays, Good Friday and 29 April 2011
Admission fee:
Admission is free.

(Note, I have revised this post since the first publication to concentrate just on the Fitzwilliam exhibition. The detailed discussion of the painting is now in a new post in the ‘Fine Art’ category.)

The Fitzwilliam exhibition also includes Nicholas Mae’s “Young Woman Sewing” (1665).

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