Adult Program

SERIES OVERVIEW
The Farnsworth is pleased to present Achieving American Art: Fifty Years of Change and Challenge, the third installment in this popular, annual lecture series. The 2010 course will focus on the art of the nation from 1945 to the present. The series will be divided into three sections by media (painting and drawing, architecture and photography) and will be presented by Farnsworth staff members and guest speakers from museums and colleges. The Farnsworth’s Director of Education Roger Dell will host the series, providing an introduction for each guest lecturer’s presentation. The same ninety-minute lecture will be offered twice every Wednesday (10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) at The Strand Theatre in Rockland.
 
ACHIEVING AMERICAN ART: Fifty Years of Change and Challenge
9-Week Lecture Series, Wednesdays, March 31 – May 26, 10 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
at The Strand Theater, Rockland
 
Presented by Director of Education, Roger Dell & Guest Scholars                       

SERIES OVERVIEW
All of these artists reference kinds of images we are familiar with on a daily basis. We spend much of our lives influenced by movies, television, video games, and consumer culture such as fashion and design. Contemporary art often invokes these experiences and objects, and can sometimes look like a commodity. Featured artists include: Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, Mel Chin.
 
Are you a lover of words, a collector of words or a poet? In this class students will explore ways to write words by learning some informal calligraphy and mark making, and then creating several handmade book structures in which to save the words. Each class will present a new aspect of lettering using a variety of tools, and a bookmaking project. There will be time for practice and questions. Students will then select the words and format to work towards a final project.
 
Pecha Kucha Night is an energizing evening of creativity celebrated in more than 200 cities worldwide. Based on a unique presentation style in which artists share 20 images with 20 seconds for each image, Pecha Kucha answers the global need for open dialogue about the creative process. Pecha Kucha Night Rockland is a collaboration among Midcoast Magnet and multiple arts organizations, educational institutions and partners from Thomaston to Belfast, including the Farnsworth. For more information about being a presenter, email rockland@pechakuchamaine.org
 
Location: Lincoln Street Center
Seating: Limited to 280 people
Cost: $5 admission at the door

Join two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian, David McCullough, for a wide-ranging conversation about the influence of Paris on America’s artistic legacy.

Didn’t get a chance to see all of the Farnsworth’s great lecture programs this summer? Or would you like a chance to see them again? On Sunday afternoons this winter, join us in the Farnsworth auditorium for special rescreenings of select summer and fall programs.

 

Seating: Limited to 80 people
Cost: $5 members, $7 nonmembers
Reservations: advance reservations are not required
Tickets for sale at the door.

 

Renowned former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art discusses topics such as public trust, maintaining a permanent collection, repatriation of art works, and the role of the arts and humanities in American culture.

Didn’t get a chance to see all of the Farnsworth’s great lecture programs this summer? Or would you like a chance to see them again? On Sunday afternoons this winter, join us in the Farnsworth auditorium for special rescreenings of select summer and fall programs.

 

Seating: Limited to 80 people
Cost: $5 members, $7 nonmembers
Reservations: advance reservations are not required

 

Interim Director and Chief Curator Michael Komanecky interviews Jamie Wyeth who discusses his iconic seagulls in the exhibition The Seven Deadly Sins..
 
Didn’t get a chance to see all of the Farnsworth’s great lecture programs this summer? Or would you like a chance to see them again? On Sunday afternoons this winter, join us in the Farnsworth auditorium for special rescreenings of select summer and fall programs.
 
Seating: Limited to 80 people
Cost: $5 members, $7 nonmembers
Reservations: advance reservations are not required