Seasonal Special Happenings

Art Appreciation

When: Sun., July 6 2014

Texas engineer Tim Jenison spent more than five years teaching himself the necessary skills to recreate the mysterious painting techniques of 17th-century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Around 2008, he visited longtime pal Penn Jillette, of the comedy-magic duo Penn & Teller, and Jillette quickly became entranced by Jenison’s mission as well — so much so he pitched it as a documentary the very next day. The two iconoclasts enlisted Jillette’s performance partner, Teller, as director, with Jillette producing. The result, Tim’s Vermeer, which screens today at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art, gives you an appreciation for Vermeer while raising fascinating questions about art and obsession. Tickets are $9. (Callie Enlow)

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