Lecture

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. 

The Farnsworth Art Museum and the Rockland Historical Society are pleased to co-sponsor a lecture by Holly Peppe, the literary executor for Edna St. Vincent Millay. A major figure in 20th-century American literature and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Millay was born in Rockland, Maine in 1892. Her birthplace at 198-200 Broadway was recently purchased by The Rockland Historical Society and a major restoration project is in process. The Millay House will join the Farnsworth Homestead as significant historic sites in downtown Rockland. 

In the 1960s, artist and master printmaker Donald Saff created a printmaking atelier unlike any other in the country. In launching his first collaborative venture, Graphicstudio, in 1968, he invited and encouraged nationally prominent artists to think three-dimensionally with printmaking, and for decades, worked closely and intensely with world-renowned artists as they navigated the journey from conception to finished product, offering solutions and ideas that helped bring their work to the public eye.