The Nelson-Atkins

Discover exceptional storytelling, new releases, documentaries, restored classics, foreign and art films at Tivoli.
Curated by Jerry Harrington, the Nelson-Atkins is honored to be the home of the beloved theater.

Tivoli presents: Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition

2023 Documentary
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Time: 2 p.m.
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Cast: Robert Lindsay
$10 Public +fee | $7 Members +fee

Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition is a chance to experience the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition on the big screen. The largest Vermeer exhibition in history sold out within days at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, but you can still see the exhibition come to life through this documentary. Tivoli invites you to attend an exclusive view featuring twenty-eight of the thirty-five surviving works by Vermeer.

Secure your spot to what The Times called “your ticket to the show of the century”.




Shortly after The Tivoli theater closed its doors in Westport, former theater owner Jerry Harrington approached the Nelson-Atkins with an innovative idea. With a little work, the museum’s beautiful and historic Atkins Auditorium could transform into an arthouse theater and become the new home for Tivoli Cinemas. Jerry himself would lend his film and audience expertise and curate a compelling programming plan.

Thanks to the visionary leadership of The Sunderland Foundation, Shirley and Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr., Neil D. Karbank, Estelle and Morton Sosland, G. Kenneth and Ann Baum, Evelyn Craft Belger and Dick Belger, Robert & Phyliss Bernstein Family Foundation, Donald J. Hall, Sara and Bill Morgan, and Mark and Lynne O’Connell Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins was created.

Tivoli Under the Stars

Experience films in an unparalleled setting! Tivoli Under the Stars is an outdoor cinema providing safe movie experiences for all ages.

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