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Library Talk to Focus on ‘Girl with Pearl Earring’ Art Show

The Alameda Free Library will share a talk on the newest exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis,” which is on display through June 2.

Museum docent Marsha Holm will introduce some of the show’s highlights to the Alameda community from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Main Library. She will share images of and information on 35 paintings from the 17th- Century Dutch Republic, which are owned by the Royal Picture Gallery, Mauritshuis, at the Hague.

Some of the masterpieces featured are “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer, “The Goldfinch” by Carl Fabritius and “Vase of Flowers” by Rachel Ruysch. The free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library.

Janet Levaux