Wyeth Day Lecture: Andrew Wyeth and Christina’s World

Dates: 
July 12, 2011
Times: 
Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Location: 
The Strand Theatre, Rockland
In 2009, Governor John Baldacci proclaimed July 12 as Wyeth Day throughout the State of Maine, and urged all citizens to honor N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, Betsy James Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth who have collectively served this state for almost ninety years. On Tuesday, July 12, 6 p.m. the Farnsworth Art Museum will celebrate the third annual Wyeth Day with a lecture by the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky given free to the public.
 
Komanecky will discuss Andrew Wyeth’s famed 1948 painting, Christina’s World, and its status as an icon in the history of American art, exploring the idea of what it means to be an “icon,” and also looking at other works of art that have attained a similar status. In addition, he will examine the early critical reception of Christina’s World, and its place within the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, which acquired the painting the year it was created. Komanecky has organized the exhibition Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World and the Olson House, which is on view at the Wyeth Center, June 11 through October 30, 2011.

This event is free of charge and no reservations are required.

 

Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World Study, 1948 watercolor © Andrew Wyeth. Collection of the Marunuma Art Park
Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World Study, 1948 watercolor © Andrew Wyeth. Collection of the Marunuma Art Park

Phone Number: 
207-596-0949
Price: $0.00