MASON CITY | The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2015 Winter Film Series, Films in February, Movies in March, finishes at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, with "Tim’s Vermeer."

Admission is free and open to the public. Popcorn will be provided.

"Tim’s Vermeer" follows Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, as he attempts 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?

Jenison, a Belmond native, graduated from Belmond High School in 1973.

The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers.

Spanning eight years, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the north coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the queen.

"Tim’s Vermeer" (2013), a documentary film, is rated PG-13 (some strong language) and is 80 minutes long. The film is sponsored by Dr. Gary Swenson and Dean Genth.

For more information about the film series visit www.macniderart.org (Events & Programs) or call 641-421-3666. The museum is located at 303 Second St. S.E., Mason City.

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