Travel to the museums that house the artist’s paintings
Johannes Vermeer’s work is highly revered and he’s built up a healthy posthumous fan base over the centuries. In the contemporary world, some superfans have even embarked on a pilgrimage that involves travelling the world to visit all the museums where Vermeer’s 36 paintings reside.
For many it’s taken years to complete the round trip, but for you, you can undertake your own digital pilgrimage in a few clicks of the mouse below. Here, using Street View you can visit some of the museums and actually see Vermeer’s original works hanging on the gallery walls. Let’s get started!
The Frick Collection, New York
Kenwood House, London
National Gallery, London
Mauritshuis, The Hague
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
View of The Met's five Vermeers as installed in gallery 630 (1568–1648)The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Städel Museum, Frankfurt
Royal Collection Trust, London
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig