Tonight was Dr. Alison McQueen's lecture on Rembrandt, the first in a series offered by The Friends of Art History (which you should consider joining!). After the gripping presentation, Dr. McQueen opened the floor to questions. The very first speaker, the most eager of us all, said confidently, "I think we're all wondering about The Girl With The Pearl Earring."

In the brief silence that followed I could hear everyone thinking, Ohhhh my GOD YOU DID NOT JUST SAY THAT. Dr. McQueen, Queen of Tact, replied, "Yes, Vermeer's The Girl With The Pearl Earring is a very interesting painting, and Vermeer would be a great artist to talk about in a future lecture."

1 comment:

  1. What grace.

    And what a disgrace (first speaker).