Artists’ Talk: The Olson House as Photographers’ Muse

Dates: 
April 15, 2017
Times: 
Saturday, April 15, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Farnsworth auditorium

A longtime muse of artist Andrew Wyeth, the Olson House was the subject of the iconic painting, Christina’s World, as well as a great number of his other works. Since then, the Olson House has also attracted the attention of many talented American photographers who found its isolated site, weathered exterior, and its serenely evocative interiors, as well as Christina and her brother Alvaro Olson, an appealing subject for their own work. 

The exhibition, The Olson House:  Photographers’ Muse (open April 15 through Oct. 29 at the Wyeth Center) includes photographs by Paul Caponigro, Linda Connor, Tillman Crane, James Moore, Bradley Prescott, Peter Ralston, Kosti Ruohomaa, George Tice, Brian Vanden Brink, and Ewa Monika Zebrowski.

On the opening day of the exhibition, several of these photographers will join us in a discussion about the Olson House and their unique experiences creating work there.  Chief curator Michael K. Komanecky will provide an overview to the exhibition. 

Cost: $8; $5 members - Advance tickets are for sale in the museum store or main lobby admission desk. Will-call tickets purchased here will be available for pick-up day-of at the main admissions desk. 

Paul Caponigro (American, b.1932), Olson House, Cushing, Maine, 1990, gelatin-silver print, Collection of Farnsworth Art Museum; Gift of Alexandra and John Paul Caponigro, 1998.4.1, ©2017 Paul Caponigro.
Paul Caponigro (American, b.1932), Olson House, Cushing, Maine, 1990, gelatin-silver print, Collection of Farnsworth Art Museum; Gift of Alexandra and John Paul Caponigro, 1998.4.1, ©2017 Paul Caponigro.

 

Price: $5.00