On Thursday, July 12 - Wyeth Day - Jamie Wyeth will be on hand to sign copies of the exhibition catalogue for Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan. This is a special opportunity to meet Jamie Wyeth and leave with a personalized copy of this beautiful book which is available for sale at the Museum Store, both in the main museum and in The Wyeth Center.

Beginning at 2 p.m. the general public will be invited to join the event.


On the first Friday of each month, from June through October, the Farnsworth Art Museum will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of First Fridays at the Farnsworth proudly sponsored by The First. First Fridays at the Farnsworth is part of the Arts in Rockland First Fridays, during which all 21 member-galleries of Arts in Rockland stage an Arts Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. During First Fridays at the Farnsworth museum admission is free.







An opening event for Stories of the Land and Its People will take place at The Strand Theatre on Friday, June 8, 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. in which families and the community are invited to all gather and celebrate the culmination of this year-long project. Children from a local school will perform a song written about their town and a film trailer giving an overview of the project will be screened as well. An opening reception will immediately follow the program at The Strand, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Julia’s Gallery on Elm Street, in the museum’s auditorium and hallway gallery, and a tent will be set up with food and refreshments.
Join us for an After Party for the International short film series Rockland Shorts at The Lincoln Street Center for the Arts and Education, at 24 Lincoln Street in Rockland, Maine. The party will take place from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

This third and final Rockland Shorts After Party of the year will once again feature cocktails, savory treats, a happening artistic scene and dance tunes, provided on this occasion by DJ Mark Kelly. This will be an occasion to discuss the short films featured in the evening’s lineup at The Strand, and also to celebrate Lincoln Street Center’s many wonderful contributions to the artistic and educational community in the midcoast.

The Olson House will be opening for the 2012 season on Saturday, May 26. The hours of operation for 2012 are as follows:

May 26 - June 30:
Wed - Sun. noon - 5 p.m. Tours on the hour.
July 1 - October 9:
Tue- Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tours on the hour.


Prepare yourselves for a completely re-imagined, exhilarating evening!

The Farnsworth Art Museum cordially invites you to:

Join us from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, January 6, as the students of Julia's Gallery for Young Artists host an Open Studio in the Julia's Gallery building at the corner of Elm Street and Union Street. The Open Studio is the culmination of a three-week course in multimedia conducted by film maker Nicole Marie Fuller. Julia's Gallery students participated in hands-on projects that focused on advanced techniques in iMovie. The students learned about photography, film making, and media projections. Each student was guided through his or her own unique project, from idea conception, to design, to completion and finally to the installation for the Open Studio.

This event is free of charge.

Join us as Bay Chamber’s young musicians perform in a string quartet among the Share the Wonder setting on the second level at the Wyeth Center.

This event is free of charge to all.

Join us as photographer Joyce Tenneson signs copies of her new book Shells: Nature's Exquisite Creation. This event is free to all and museum admission is not required. For more information please contact the Museum Store at 207-596-5789  

Back by popular demand, Pastry Chef Steve Watts will share his inspired gingerbread house and cookie designs with a large assortment of sprinkles and candies for your creative decorating pleasure. Each session is limited to 50 children on a first come, first served basis.

As each session is limited to 50 children, reservations are suggested. Please call Special Events Manager Niki Janczura at 207-596-6457 ext 143.

Suggested donation: $5