WILLIAMSTOWN -- "Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure," the final installment of the Exhibition: Great Art on Film series, airs at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m.
The film takes an in-depth look at the major Vermeer exhibition at the National Gallery in London. Michael Cassin, director of the Clark’s Center for Education in the Visual Arts, introduces the film and hosts a question-and-answer session afterwards.
Johannes Vermeer, painter of the iconic "Girl with a Pearl Earring," painted little more than 30 works that still exist. The National Gallery exhibition focuses on his art in relation to music, one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting. The cinema event provides a comprehensive biography of Vermeer and shows in detail many of the artist’s great works.
Hosted by art historian Tim Marlow, "Vermeer and Music" ventures beyond the gallery with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
Due to the construction activity and limited parking at the Clark, visitors should plan to arrive 20 minutes early.
The Clark is located at 225 South St. Stone Hill Center galleries are open, and gallery admission is free.
Tickets are $12 ($10 for members and students).
For tickets or more info: clarkart.edu or 413-458-0524.