Adult Program

Join Curatorial Assistant Jane Bianco for an investigation of Jamie Wyeth’s exhibition, Seven Deadly Sins. This interactive gallery talk will delve into Wyeth’s exploration of this historic Christian topic, using seagulls as the sinful characters demonstrating pride, envy, wrath, greed, sloth, gluttony and lust. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Seating: limited to 20 people
Cost: free with admission

 

Come explore the topic of human frailty through the eyes of Jamie Wyeth and the iconic seagulls in his show, Seven Deadly Sins. Chief Curator and Interim Director Michael K. Komanecky and Wyeth will discuss the origins of this theme and the influence of historic renditions of this topic including Paul Cadmus’ 1945-1949 surrealist paintings. There will be a question and answer period following the conversation.

Chief Curator and Interim Director Michael K. Komanecky will host an in-depth gallery talk about Robert Indiana’s sculpture on view in the museum and outside on the grounds. This lecture will provide the opportunity to learn about the history behind specific sculptures and details of Indiana’s processes. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Seating: limited to 20 people
Cost: free with admission

 

Join documentary filmmaker Dale Schierholt for the public premier of Installing Indiana, which tells the story of setting up the exhibition Robert Indiana and the Star of Hope at the Farnsworth. This is a unique opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes process of assembling a major art exhibition.

In celebration of the Farnsworth’s major summer exhibition and the Maine in America Celebration, Chief Curator and Interim Director Michael K. Komanecky will present a lecture on renowned American artist Robert Indiana. Komanecky will discuss Indiana’s life and career, with a contextual exploration of Indiana’s home and studio on Vinalhaven, Maine. The talk will be followed by a question and answer period.

Director of Education Roger Dell will present a special Curator’s Choice Gallery Talk in conjunction with the From Future to Future series and the Achieving American Art—American Art Between the Wars exhibition.

The sixth gallery talk in the series will explore Marguerite Zorach’s majestic oil painting “Land and Development of New England” (c.1935). Eight feet by six feet and a half, Zorach’s canvas is a resume of an artist’s various visions of New England.

Standing before this work of art, Dell will link this talk directly to topics explored in the June lectures using the Farnsworth’s collection as the foundation for dialogue. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

In celebration of Andrew Wyeth’s life and birthday, Professor Wanda Corn will discuss a selection of paintings from the artist’s career in an illustrated interview with Director of Education Roger Dell on stage at The Strand Theatre. This is a special opportunity to learn about Andrew Wyeth’s paintings through the eyes of an art historian, and there will be a question and answer period following the conversation. Corn, the Robert & Ruth Halperin Professor Emeritus in Art History at Stanford University, is recognized as the first person to receive a permanent appointment in the history of American art at Stanford.

Join artist Sally Loughridge for a weekend workshop exploring the use of pastel in a painterly manner to develop luminous work. Experienced pastel artists are invited to work with Loughridge to learn how to capitalize on pastel’s crystalline nature, optical blending and myriad variation in hue and value. The workshop will include a combination of studio exercises, demonstration, lengthy painting time, tailored individual guidance and structured supportive critique. Instructor Sally Loughridge has painted since early childhood. After a career as a clinical psychologist in Vermont, she now focuses full-time on painting, studying, exhibiting and teaching in mid-coast Maine

Level: moderate to advanced students

Materials: list provided upon registration