Town Hall Theater to Screen National Gallery's VERMEER Exhibit, 10/10
The National Gallery, London, is presenting a major retrospective of one of the most startling and fascinating artists: Johannes Vermeer, painter of the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring.
People stand in line for hours for the chance to see this extraordinary exhibit, but art-lovers in the Middlebury area will be able to see these famous paintings in the comfort of Town Hall Theater, where a special broadcast direct from "Vermeer and Music" will be shown on Thursday, October 10, at 11 am and 2 pm.
This retrospective focuses on the relationship between Vermeer and music. It was one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and revealed an enormous amount of information about the subjects and the society they lived in. New research, revealed for the first time at this exhibition, shows how Vermeer's technique and materials affected his works. For more information, go to www.nationalgallery.org.uk .
"This series of broadcasts from world-class art exhibits is a terrific way to see great art up close and personal," says THT executive director Douglas Anderson. "Instead of seeing the work in a crowdEd Gallery, the camera places you in an empty gallery and takes you up close to explore each canvas, with an art expert on hand to help you understand the history and the accomplishment of the artist."
The series, which has included broadcasts of once-in-a-lifetime exhibits of Manet and Munch, takes audiences behind-the-scenes to show some of the process of putting a mega-exhibition together, and provides an in-depth biography of the artist.
To reach as large an audience as possible, THT has scheduled two screenings of the broadcast, at 11 am and 7 pm. "We've been surprised by how popular the 11 am showing has been," says Anderson. "Seniors especially love the idea of coming downtown in the daytime for a really rewarding experience."
Tickets for the Thursday, October 10 showings are $10 general/$6 for students, and may be purchased at www.townhalltheater.org, 802 382-9222, at the THT Box Office (Daily except Sunday, Noon-5 pm), and at the door.