Mauritshuis museum reopening: 5 things to know

June 20, 2014 2:25 PM

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Rock stars might be envious: 2.2 million people came out to see the paintings while they were on the road. In 2012, the Mauritshuis exhibition in Tokyo was the most-visited art exhibition in the world, while in New York, visitors waited outside for hours in freezing weather to see it at the Frick, where it broke attendance records.

The Mauritshuis houses masterpieces from the Netherlands' 17th-century Golden Age, including Vermeer's iconic 1665 "Girl With a Pearl Earring," three Rembrandt self-portraits and works by Jan Steen, Frans Hals and Peter Paul Rubens. A 1654 painting by Carel Fabritius, "The Goldfinch," came home to H...

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