General

Join us as the Penobscot Bay Ringers Bell Choir perform in the museum’s library. Come and enjoy this local bell choir as they make their first Farnsworth appearance. Limited seating. No reservations required.  
Join local author Don Carrigan and illustrator Tom Block along with the real live Togus in the museum library for readings and to view the illustration panels. Get your signed copy of the book and say hello to Togus. Books will be available for sale.

The event is free of charge to all

 
The museum’s traditional holiday family festival will feature passport stations; Breakers Jazz performing holiday classics in the library; a puppet show in the auditorium; cookie decorating in the Gamble Center, a special hands -on craft activity; carriage rides around the campus, Share the Wonder train display and wishing tree at the Wyeth Center. This program is free to the public as well as free museum admission for all.
 
In addition to this day's events and programs Share the Wonder will feature the following programming throughout the holiday season:
 
 

The Collective is a membership group consisting of diverse and dynamic individuals from the mid-coast that have come together to help attract a younger audience to the Farnsworth Art Museum through the presentation of intriguing programs and vibrant social events. Information about joining The Collective can be found here.

 
Come to the Farnsworth and join in the Halloween spirit!

Schedule of events from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.:
  • Decorate your own trick-or-treat bag
  • Enjoy face painting
  • The film It's the Great Pumkin Charlie Brown will run in the museum auditorium throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m.

Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival returns for its seventh season from September 29 - October 2, 2011. Once again the Farnsworth Art Museum will serve as one of the festival's venues. Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, the festival highlights work that show dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. Films are selected because of their ability to arouse discussion on documentary film as an art form, a catalyst for change and as an outlet for the independent voice.

Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival returns for its seventh season from September 29 - October 2, 2011. Once again the Farnsworth Art Museum will serve as one of the festival's venues. Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, the festival highlights work that show dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. Films are selected because of their ability to arouse discussion on documentary film as an art form, a catalyst for change and as an outlet for the independent voice.

Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival returns for its seventh season from September 29 - October 2, 2011. Once again the Farnsworth Art Museum will serve as one of the festival's venues. Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, the festival highlights work that show dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. Films are selected because of their ability to arouse discussion on documentary film as an art form, a catalyst for change and as an outlet for the independent voice.

On Thursday, September 22, in the Farnsworth auditorium, artist Eric Hopkins will be signing copies of Eric Hopkins – Above and Beyond, a new book written by Carl Little and published by Down East books. The signing will be preceded by a Farnsworth members-only signing and an illustrated talk by the artist, both of which will take place in the museum auditorium. The schedule of events is as follows:
 
  • 12:30 p.m. — Book signing for Farnsworth members in auditorium
  • 1 – 2 p.m. — Illustrated talk by Eric Hopkins in auditorium (free with museum admission)
  • 2:15 – 4 p.m. — Public book signing in auditorium (free of charge)
Join some of the area’s talented young photographers for an Open Studio at the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Julia’s Gallery on Friday, September 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk. Over the course of the summer these high school students have been surveying and experimenting with the conceptual side of art in a 10-week photography program called “Outside the Frame”. Their ideas and photographic sketches are presented as works in progress including hand-made books, prints, and video/stills. The participating young photographers include Fiona Boyd, Abby Billington, Tonya Bartlett, Hannah Sirois, Rachel Borch, Ben Shepherd, Colby Hill, Autumn Coyle, Jewelia Dickinson, Katie Pratt, and Carman Lamb. The summer workshop was lead by artist-educator, Deanna Witman.