For Fervent Fans of the Dutch Masters, ‘It’s a Dream Come True’

The Frick show “Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals” — made possible because the Mauritshuis is loaning out its treasures during an extensive renovation — broke a single-day attendance record during the exhibition’s first weekend. But a convergence is also driving traffic to the exhibition: With four Vermeers at the Frick through Jan. 19, five in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, four at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and one attributed, in whole or in part, to Vermeer now on loan to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Eastern Seaboard temporarily features 38.8 percent of all known Vermeers, accessible by Amtrak. (A reported 37th painting has long been disputed.)   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/28/arts/design/for-fervent-fans-of-the-dutch-masters-its-a-dream-come-true.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131128&_r=1&

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