There are only 36 known Vermeers, and 14 of them can be seen in museums on the Eastern Seaboard at the moment! I took a trip to D.C. and saw the ones there at the National Gallery. They are incredible. I am going to the Frick tonight to see some more (it's free on Friday nights!).

You should go see some Vermeers if you can. But don't stand in front of them taking pictures...it will make my heart hurt.

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