Press Releases

05/08/15 11:33am
Farnsworth Art Museum to Receive  National Endowment for the Arts Grant— Award is among 1,023 Made Nationally
04/03/15 3:06pm
(Rockland, ME) Thanks to the New Markets Tax Credit program, the museum has secured the necessary funding to begin major capital improvements to their Rockland and Cushing properties. This will unfortunately necessitate the Farnsworth to close to the public from April 13 through May 15. The museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 16 and resume regular hours. While undergoing structural upgrades, the Olson House in Cushing will remain closed throughout the 2015 season, and will reopen to the public on Memorial Day weekend 2016.  
04/03/15 10:37am
The Farnsworth Art Museum is pleased to announce it has secured the necessary funding to begin major capital improvements to their Rockland and Cushing properties. The project received financing through Maine’s New Markets Tax Incentive Program allocated by CEI Capital Management, LLC, and federal New Markets Tax Credit funds that were allocated by the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation, of Boston, with the investment of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation.
12/23/14 12:33pm
Farnsworth Extends Major Shaker Exhibition (Rockland, ME) Due to the popularity of the show, and to facilitate an increase in school group visits, the Farnsworth Art Museum will be extending the exhibition The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World through March 8, 2015. The show of approximately 100 works opened in June 2014 and was organized in partnership with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon in New Lebanon, New York; and the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum in New Gloucester, Maine.
09/12/14 8:58am
(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, October 4, to celebrate both the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare and the 125th anniversary of the Rockland Shakespeare Society, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open a new exhibition entitled Edwin Austin Abbey’s Shakespeare. This exhibition will feature approximately thirty works of America’s foremost illustrator of Shakespeare’s plays from the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery, in New Haven, Connecticut. The exhibition will be on display in the museum’s Crosman Gallery through January 4, 2015.
05/06/14 10:12am
The Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine, is proud to announce the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake as the recipients of the 2014 Maine in America Award. The award is presented by the Farnsworth’s Presidents Council to honor an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to Maine’s role in American art. This year’s presentation will occur during the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Summer Gala, which will take place on Friday, July 11, at The Strand Theatre, in Rockland. The previous winners of the Maine in America Award were John Wilmerding (2006), Andrew Wyeth (2007), Will Barnet (2008), Robert Indiana (2009), Alex Katz (2010), Paul Caponigro (2011) and Dahlov Ipcar (2012).  
04/03/14 1:29pm
(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, June 14, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open an exhibition entitled The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World. The exhibition of approximately 200 works will run through Sunday, January 4, 2015 in the museum’s Morehouse wing.  The exhibition has been organized in partnership with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon in New Lebanon, New York; and the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum in New Gloucester, Maine.  
04/03/14 1:27pm
(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, April 26, the Farnsworth’s Art Museum will open an exhibition entitled The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea. The exhibition of approximately thirty works will run through Sunday, December 28 at the museum’s Wyeth Center.
01/16/14 1:05pm
(Rockland, Maine)  The Farnsworth Art Museum is pleased to announce it has received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the museum’s school busing program for underserved Maine schools.  This is the sixth consecutive year that the museum has received this support. “This busing program grant enables schools and schoolchildren most in need of important arts education to come to the Farnsworth, where they discover that learning can be fun, exciting and profound,” notes Farnsworth Director of Education Roger A. Dell.  “At the museum, arts education staff, highly trained docents, and professional artists are on hand to deliver object-based arts instruction, tours and hands-on gallery activities to our young visitors.” 
09/12/13 2:54pm
On Saturday, October 14, 2013, the Farnsworth Art Museum, in downtown Rockland, Maine, will open an exhibition entitled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, drawn from the largest collection of Oz material in the world. The exhibition will run through Spring 2014 in the museum’s Crosman Gallery.