Lecture

On Thursdays, throughout July and August, David Rockwell, nephew of Andrew Wyeth will share with visitors his recollections of his uncle Andrew Wyeth, the Olsons, and summers in Cushing. These informal conversations will take place at 2 p.m.

Rockwell, whose father Dudley regaled visotors to the Olson House for years, has a B.S. in Education and a MA in History from Emporia State University, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He has been teaching at Suffield Academy in Suffield, Connecticut, for 49 years and currently teaches Environmental/Political and Educational Philosophy, as well as Native American Studies. He chaired the History Department there for 25 years and is presently the Chair of the Leadership Department.

Join Chief Curator, Michael K. Komanecky, for a focused look at the exhibiton. 

SUMMER SCHEDULE - SPECIAL GALLERY TOURS
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. during the months of July & August 

(Note: Subject to change or cancellation without notice.)

Amy Morey of the Wyeth Study Center will lead a tour of the exhibition Andrew Wyeth: They Dory, an exhibition that captures the artist's understanding and appreciation of the dory and helps document an important part of coastal Maine history. See exhibition description here.

Amy Morey of the Wyeth Study Center will lead a tour of the exhibition Andrew Wyeth: The Dory, an exhibition that captures the artist's understanding and appreciation of the dory and helps document an important part of coastal Maine history. See exhibition description here.

Free with museum admission. (No advance reservations.)

Please meet in the main lobby.

It is a commonly held belief that most artists work best alone. But is this really true? Throughout the centuries collaborations have assumed many forms with a variety of results – some well-known and others more obscure. How does Donald Saff’s work—as evidenced in the current Farnsworth exhibition Pushing Boundaries: Dine, Graves, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and Rosenquist—Collaborations with Donald Saff—fit into this schema? This lecture will address these issues, which are being brought to the fore as we view and think about the work that was done at Saff Tech Arts on the shores of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay in the late twentieth/early twenty-first centuries.

On Saturday, June 4 at 11 a.m., the Farnsworth Art Museum will host an artist’s lecture entitled Objects of Projected Desire: The Paintings of Emily Eveleth in conjunction with the exhibition Hole History: Origins of the American-Style Donut, a two-venue artist-curated project co-hosted by Asymmetrick Arts and Win Wilder Hall in downtown Rockland.