Lucy Farnsworth Circle

When Lucy Farnsworth established the Farnsworth Art Museum in 1935 through a bequest in her will, her intent was to honor the memory of her father, William A. Farnsworth. That intent has likely far exceeded her expectations. Today, the Farnsworth Art Museum has earned a national reputation as one of the finest regional art museums in the country, with a superb collection of American art, acclaimed exhibitions, and distinguished cultural and educational programming, Moreover, it is key to the creative economy that has transformed the City of Rockland.
The Lucy Farnsworth Circle honors the Farnsworth’s investment in what has become a
statewide and national treasure of artwork and cultural resources. It also includes friends of the Farnsworth who make their own investment in the museum’s future through a bequest, charitable gift annuity, trust arrangements or other estate provisions.
Everyone is invited to join the Lucy Farnsworth Circle at the Farnsworth Art Museum.
You may join the Lucy Farnsworth Circle by including the Farnsworth in any of the following manners and informing the museum of your plans:
  • a bequest to the museum in your will or through a revocable trust
  • participation in a life income arrangement for you and/or a loved one and to benefit the Farnsworth Art Museum, such as the museum’s charitable gift annuity program or a charitable remainder trust
  • the creation of a charitable lead trust to benefit the museum and your beneficiaries
  • the naming of the museum as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or a life insurance policy
  • a gift of real estate or tangible personal property
Members of the Lucy Farnsworth Circle are honored at an annual Lucy Farnsworth Circle event, receive invitations to exclusive museum events and programs and will be recognized in Farnsworth publications and on the Lucy Farnsworth Circle plaque.
Join the Lucy Farnsworth Circle today:
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Putting a Face on Gift Planning 
Information contained on this website is not a substitute for legal or tax counsel.  Appropriate legal, tax, accounting and financial assistance should be sought in connection with any gift planning.
For more information, call the Farnsworth’s Gift Planning Officer at 207-596-6457 ext. 117 or contact All inquiries will remain confidential.