Technology: Where's The Real Pearl Girl?

You've read the book and seen the movie, but where do you go if you want to see the original The Girl with a Pearl Earring, the Johannes Vermeer painting that inspired both? Art enthusiasts can go to where Caltech professor Roy Williams has gathered a wealth of information about the artist, including a clickable map of the worldwide locations of all 34 viewable Vermeer paintings. To see The Girl with a Pearl Earring, you will have to travel to the Netherlands. --By Lisa McLaughlin


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