|Label on trunk found in Farnsworth Homestead attic|
By Gordon Wilkins
On Monday, July 12, the Farnsworth Art Museum will be celebrating Wyeth Day with a lecture by scholar Henry Adams entitled Andrew Wyeth, King Vidor, and The Big Parade. The lecture, which will take place at the Strand Theatre in Rockland at 6 p.m., will be free of charge, and no reservations are necessary. In 2009, Governor John Baldacci proclaimed July 12 as Wyeth Day throughout the State of Maine, and urged all citizens to honor N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Betsy James Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth who have collectively served this state for almost ninety years.
If you have been to the museum lately, you've probably noticed the new information screens posted at each of the museum's admission desks. These monitors have up-to-date information slideshows pertaining to Farnsworths's many exhibitions, programs and events. Be sure to spend a little time in front of one on your next visit!