The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition

Date: 15th September
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Tetbury Goods Shed Arts Centre

In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opened its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history. The show sold out within days of going on sale. The catalogue became a bestseller and had to be reprinted. Our first festival event this year is a screening of the acclaimed film of the exhibition, a privileged view, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curators of the show: ‘an improvement on the in-person experience: no fighting through crowds, or craning to see over a coach-party’s heads’.

With loans from across the world, this major retrospective brought together Vermeer’s most famous masterpieces including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid, The Little Street, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, and Woman Holding a Balance. In all, 28 of his surviving 35 works. A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the genius of Vermeer and his fascinating and mysterious life.

The catalogue will be available for sale on the evening with 20% (£10) off the retail price.