U.K., 2022, 90 min, 2K DCP, Dir. David Bickerstaff, Not Rated, Exhibition on Screen

Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition

4/22, 4/23, 4/26, 4/27 & 4/28

"If I could, I’d choose to stand in front of the originals. But when the alternative is this illuminating, considered and, crucially, crowd-free, I’m not complaining. Not once do I feel rushed (as is often the case with art documentaries) or have to hit pause or rewind to get a better look. Vermeer’s world is meditative, deliberative, still; this film is too." —The Times

"This elegantly produced tour of the Rijksmuseum’s blockbuster exhibition allows you to enjoy leisurely closeups without having to fight through the crowds." —Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

April 22 at 12:00 pm - SOLD OUT
April 23 at 1:00 pm - SOLD OUT
April 26 at 5:15 pm - SOLD OUT
April 27 at 5:15 pm - SOLD OUT

In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opened its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history. The show sold out within days of going on sale. This film offers you the chance to experience the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition on the big screen.

With loans from across the world, this major retrospective will bring together Vermeer’s most famous masterpieces including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid, The Little Street, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, Woman Holding a Balance and Includes for the first time the newly restored Girl Reading a Letter at the Open Window.

This new Exhibition on Screen film invites audiences to a private view of the exhibition, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curator of the show. A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! As well as bringing Vermeer’s works together, both the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis in the Hague have conducted research into Vermeer’s artistry, his artistic choices and motivations for his compositions, as well as the creative process behind his paintings.

Exhibition on ScreenTM is the originator and pioneer of bringing exhibition-based art films to the cinema. Working with top international museums and galleries, they create films which offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and arts critics.

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