When I was living in The Netherlands, the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague organised a major Johannes Vermeer Exhibition: 23 of his painting showing all together in one place. Many called back for the occasion from other collections and musea around the world.
Too good to be true.
It lasted a few months, between March and June 1996 but tickets sold out so quickly I could not find one single opening and could not go.
What a disappointment that was.
Now that I am back in my home town at 1283 km from The Hague, I was expecting everything but the opportunity to see Vermeer work arriving on my door step -well, kind of. And yes, the Girl With a Pearl Earring will be showing -among other masterpieces- at Palazzo Fava. Exactly the painting I wanted to see so many years ago (not just that painting actually). Tickets started to sell very quickly again but this time I have booked one for me and one for Mr T. Yay!
I love when life surprises you like that.