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Still from Suzanne Raes’ Close to Vermeer (2023) courtesy Kino Lorber

Close to Vermeer

Art Films and Special Screenings

  • Saturday, September 2, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

A rare look into the delicate and demanding work behind the Rijksmuseum’s recent blockbuster exhibition of Johannes Vermeer paintings. Suzanne Raes’ documentary observes the diplomatic negotiating as well as the personal and emotional investment that curators, conservators, and art historians continue to make around one of humanity’s greatest visual artists. Hear from experts like the National Gallery of Art’s own Betsy Wieseman, curator and head of northern European paintings, and Alex Libby, associate curator of northern baroque paintings; Gregor Weber, curator at the Rijksmuseum; and Abbie Diverer, paintings conservator at Mauritshuis in the Netherlands. (Suzanne Raes, 2023, DCP, 78 minutes)

Part of the ongoing series Art Films and Special Screenings.