Farnsworth Blog

Wyeth Day Lecture: Andrew Wyeth, King Vidor and the Big Parade by scholar John Adams

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.

Information Screens at the Farnsworth

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!

 

 

Alex Katz:2010 Maine in America Award Winner

Alex Katz working in his studio- New York- 2009. Photo by Vivien Bittencourt

Julia's Gallery Prepares for "A Bird's Eye View"

A Bird’s Eye View: Journeying through 21st Century Climate Change opens this coming Sunday, May 2 at Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists at the Farnsworth. The dynamic and energizing exhibition features photographs, sculptures, creative writing and a video. Here is a sneak peek at some of the collaborative projects undertaken by the 35 participating artists, from kindergarten to college, between October 2009 and April 2010. Come celebrate the opening with the artists from 3-5 p.m. this Sunday at Julia’s Gallery on the corner of Union and Elm Streets in Rockland.

Extraordinary Installations

Extraordinary things are happening throughout the Farnsworth campus. Stone, filament, granite and metal are appearing in the most unusual of places. Perhaps this has something to do with the upcoming Four in Maine: Site Specific exhibition which opens on Saturday, April 17.