Oooh, nice - thanks for posting!
The special exhibition dates are October 22, 2013 to January 19, 2014, so visitors coming during this 3-month period can see the painting! :)
We saw her in San Francisco in May! Great exhibit. I'm not sure, but I believe I read somewhere that the Frick exhibit has been scaled down a bit from her other US stops, but still very worthwhile.
Nice to know. Thanks....
Thanks so much for posting this! I've had a visit to this museum on my to-do list for years. :-)
>> I'm not sure, but I believe I read somewhere that the Frick exhibit has been scaled down a bit from her other US stops, but still very worthwhile. <<
Well, it would be disappointing if it was. If so, I assume it's a space issue?
Good to know
I suppose the movie had nothing to do with it its popularity?
Mez, scroll halfway down the page to where it says something like "About the Royal Gallery Mauritshuis" - that's where I got my info on the smaller exhibit at the Frick, not sure how much smaller it is.
Here are the picture counts directly from the, er, horse's mouth:
Note than unlike the usual Frick situation, this exhibit will require pricey, timed, ADVANCE ticketing through the leech-like Ticketmaster company. I was pleased to hear (although the information remains to be tested after the exhibit opens) that the Frick will be honoring "Reciprocal Museum Memberships" for this exhibition. They told me on the phone that both Frick and Reciprocal members will not have to buy time slots in advance. (My reciprocal is through the Newark Museum, but lots of other museums are Reciprocal with the Frick.)
The titles of the paintings to be at the Frick are listed here:
I'm not sure if it was part of the traveling exhibit, but we saw a lot more than 35 paintings in San Francisco. Those were the 35 principal works, but there were also dozens and dozens of lesser works, sketches, etc.. Not sure what will exactly be shown in New York, but when I was at the Frick several years ago they had 3 Vermeers on display, and just this one would be worth the price of admission.
Funny you should mention the movie, Ziggy - I saw it once, and I have to tell you they did a remarkable casting/make-up job with Scarlett Johannsen. Dead ringer.
This is a definite on my list. And I loved the movie too, I thought it was well done.
Obsoperator, are you saying you need tickets to see that exhibition? (please say no.....).