Vermeer's The Milkmaid

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Walter Liedtke, Curator in the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of European Paintings, discusses the exhibition "Vermeer’s Masterpiece The Milkmaid." For 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s historic voyage to Manhattan from Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum has sent "The Milkmaid," one of the most admired painting by Johannes Vermeer, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In celebration of this extraordinary loan, the museum has organized an exhibition of Vermeer paintings from its collection, along with a select group of works by other Dutch artists. The exhibition is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at 1000 Fifth Avenue, through November 29th.