Close to Vermeer

Friday, September 22, 2023
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required

Encore screening

Add to Calendar 2023-09-22 19:00:00 2023-09-22 20:30:00 Close to Vermeer 09/22/2023 7:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Suzanne Raes (Netherlands, 2023, 78 min.).

Much has been written but little is known about Johannes Vermeer, the artist behind iconic paintings such as The Milkmaid and Girl with a Pearl Earring. His existing body of work—fewer than 40 paintings—is almost everything he left behind. This documentary follows Gregor Weber, a globally renowned Vermeer expert and exuberant curator at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In the year before he retires, Weber works on his big dream: the largest Vermeer exhibition ever. Together with a number of Vermeer enthusiasts and experts, the curator goes in search of what truly makes a Vermeer a Vermeer. Through new discoveries and by dissecting the artist’s work layer by layer, Close to Vemeer brings us closer to the painter to understand the decisions he made in creating his magnificent oeuvre.

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Past Dates and Times

Friday, September 22, 2023

Friday, July 21, 2023

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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