General

MADE IN MAINE SHOWCASE AT THE FARNSWORTH:
Saturday, October 3
11:30 – 3:00
 
Showcase 1: BACK TO THE LAND – 11:30
Reception: Farnsworth Library – 12:30 – 1:30
Showcase 2: PRESERVING THE NATURE OF MAINE &
ANOTHER WAY OF SEEING – 1:30 – 3:00
 
BACK TO THE LAND: Short Films from the Collections of Northeast Historic Film
USA, 65mins.
Join us for the opening reception for the exhibition Matinicus: The Place Beyond, presented by Julia's Gallery for Young Artists at the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Matinicus Island School. The repeption will take place on Thursday, September 24 from 5-7 p.m. This photographic celebration of island life, representing the work of the six island students who illustrated their very own song about life on Matinicus, is the culminating show of a two-year program called Building Bridges. The reception is open to the public free of charge.
 
The Farnsworth Art Museum is excited to announce the fifth  Live at Night at the Farnsworth free party for the public of 2009, to take place on Friday, August 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the museum’s library. Live at Night at the Farnsworth parties, sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank and VillageSoup, are fun-filled evenings of tasty appetizers, a cash bar, great music and the opportunity to peruse the museum galleries free of charge.
 
Join us for Paint the Town 2009!
 
It works this way—
On Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., the artists (must be age 14 or over) come to the Farnsworth and receive their informational packets, t-shirts and box lunches.
 
Then—
  • The artists go out to paint their views of Rockland
  • They bring their “wet” paintings of the town back to the museum between 1 and 3 p.m.
In conjunction with the Seven Deadly Sins exhibition, Jamie Wyeth will be on hand to sign books, exhibition catalogues and prints at the Wyeth Center. The public is invited to purchase items from the museum store at the event or bring personal copies; each person is limited to two items. This is a special opportunity to meet Jamie Wyeth and leave with a personalized copy of your favorite book.  
The Farnsworth Art Museum is pleased to present an evening with Camden photographer Patrisha McLean. In her new book, Maine Street: Faces and Stories from a Small Town (Down East Books), McClean showcases stunning black and white protraits that demonstrate how the mid-coast Maine town of Camden truly represents a slice of American life. McLean will offer a Powerpoint presentation in the auditorium after which she will sign books in the library. Both presentation and signing are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.  
Join us for a Party!
 
The fourth scheduled Live at Night at the Farnsworth free party for the public, to take place on Friday, July 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the museum’s library.
 
Live at Night at the Farnsworth parties, sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank and VillageSoup, are fun-filled evenings of tasty appetizers, a cash bar, great music and the opportunity to peruse the museum galleries free of charge.
 
On Monday, June, 15, the Farnsworth Art Museum will be installing Robert Indiana's EAT, which stands twenty feet high and contains close to 400 flashing LED lights,  on the roof of the museum, over the Museum Store, near the corner of Main and Elm Streets. The installation work will be done by Burr Signs, located in Yarmouth, ME.
 

Celebrate the launch of Camden photographer Brian Vanden Brink's stunning new book, Ruin: Photographs of a Vanishing America. Hosted by Down East Books, the event will begin in the museum's auditorium with a talk by Vanden Brink followed by a book signing and wine reception in the museum library. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Photographed with Vanden Brink's strength of using available and manipulated light to evoke the character in the architecture, this book will stand as a monument not just to buildings that will soon sink into oblivion, but to the lasting quality and appeal of Vanden Brink's work.

This event is free

As part of the Memorial Day Celebration of the Life and Work of Andrew Wyeth, there will be Docent Tour of exhibition A Tribute to Andrew Wyeth at the museum at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25.