Tim Jenison Close-Up: Inventor Tim Jenison attempted to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically—150 years before the invention of photography? SEE the exhibit of his process work, WATCH the documentary film, and HEAR from Tim Jenison himself on his epic research project to test his theory and the results of his extraordinary discoveries.

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: Tim’s Vermeer: Tim Jenison Close-Up is an exhibition of Mr. Jenison’s process work on display at Kennedy Library, September 14 – Oct 3rd.

See photographs from the various roles Tim Jenison undertook throughout his attempt to solve one of art’s biggest mysteries. Interactively, the exhibit will ask the viewers to consider what they are really seeing in the photographs, and allow them to leave their thoughts and impressions on the walls of the exhibit space adjacent to the photos and discover more with the aid of mirrors manipulated by the viewer.

The exhibit will also include a one-day only display of Jenison’s recently completed painting, which was modeled after Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” titled: “Claire with a Pearl Earring” on Wednesday September 30th from 10AM to 4PM.

PRESENTED BY AND IN COLLABORATION WITH Scenic design professor Pegi Marshall, Theatre & Dance Department, and College of Liberal Arts.

SPONSORS AND COLLABORATORS: College of Liberal Arts, Theatre & Dance Department, Robert E. Kennedy Library, Liberal Arts & Engineering Studies Program (LAES), Graphic Communication Department (GrC), Cal Poly Center for Expressive Technologies (CET), and the Computer Science Department.

“Glitched Girl with Pearl Earring” from the exhibit “Tim Jenison Close-up” Courtesy Kennedy Library, design by Chris Taylor



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