The Clark Presents Film, Discussion about Dutch Painter Johannes Vermeer

For Immediate Release

October 10, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—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, October 20 at 3 pm. Tickets are $12 ($10 members and students). Visit to purchase tickets or call 413 458 0524.

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 thirty 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 twenty minutes early.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Stone Hill Center galleries are open; admission is free. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.


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