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Rotch Library Exhibit

Vermeer Through a New Lens

October 12, 2019 - January 10, 2020

Altered version of The Girl with the Pearl EarringThis exhibition is by Boston-based writer and artist and 2007 MIT alumni Will Dowd. These thirteen prints use the paintings of Vermeer—those paragons of visual perfection—to explore issues of sight and optics.

By manipulating these iconic artworks, Dowd allows viewers to see through his eyes—and visual impairment—thereby offering a fresh look at an old master.