Lecture

Jamie Wyeth’s connection to Monhegan dates to the late 1950s, when he first went there with his father, and he has continued to paint there ever since. His connection to fellow artist Rockwell Kent goes back nearly as far. Early in his career Wyeth bought several pen and ink drawings by Kent used as the sources for his illustrations to Moby Dick, one of Kent’s most renowned book illustration projects. Subsequently, Wyeth acquired what was Kent’s last home and studio on Monehgan, and then bought several of Kent’s paintings from his first period on the island around 1907. This exhibition will focus on works by the two artists done on Monhegan, and how the scenic island has inspired their work.

This exhibition examines Frank W. Benson's long and productive career in the context of his life and work at his summer home, Wooster Farm, on the island of North Haven, Maine, thirteen miles off the coast of Rockland. It was there that Benson (1862 - 1951) painted almost all of his brilliant, sun-drenched Impressionist paintings. The renowned artist's island home was also where he launched his prolific etching career and began making his highly successful watercolors. Through his paintings, both oil and watercolor, drypoints, etchings and lithographs, the exhibition will illustrate the important ways in which life on North Haven affected Benson's art.
 
Stories of the Land and Its People includes the work of over 140 students who participated in a year-long collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and four public schools: Appleton, Hope, Lincolnville and Islesboro.
Director of Education Roger Dell will lead visitors through this exhibition during a 30-minute gallery tour.
 
Location: meet at the Farnsworth’s main entrance on Museum Street
Seating: limited to 20 people
Cost: free with admission
The Andrew Wyeth works currently on display span the artist’s entire career, with some of his earliest works as well as some of his most recent. Included are watercolor, drybrush as well as tempera paintings.
 

The Farnsworth Art Museum has had a long-standing relationship with Andrew Wyeth. It was in 1944, four years before the Farnsworth even opened, that the museum purchased watercolors by the emerging young artist. In 1951, the museum, in collaboration with the Currier Gallery (now the Currier Museum of Art) in Manchester, New Hampshire, mounted Andrew Wyeth's first solo museum retrospective

Jamie Wyeth’s connection to Monhegan dates to the late 1950s, when he first went there with his father, and he has continued to paint there ever since. His connection to fellow artist Rockwell Kent goes back nearly as far. Early in his career Wyeth bought several pen and ink drawings by Kent used as the sources for his illustrations to Moby Dick, one of Kent’s most renowned book illustration projects. Subsequently, Wyeth acquired what was Kent’s last home and studio on Monehgan, and then bought several of Kent’s paintings from his first period on the island around 1907. This exhibition will focus on works by the two artists done on Monhegan, and how the scenic island has inspired their work.

This exhibition examines Frank W. Benson's long and productive career in the context of his life and work at his summer home, Wooster Farm, on the island of North Haven, Maine, thirteen miles off the coast of Rockland. It was there that Benson (1862 - 1951) painted almost all of his brilliant, sun-drenched Impressionist paintings. The renowned artist's island home was also where he launched his prolific etching career and began making his highly successful watercolors. Through his paintings, both oil and watercolor, drypoints, etchings and lithographs, the exhibition will illustrate the important ways in which life on North Haven affected Benson's art.
 
The Andrew Wyeth works currently on display span the artist’s entire career, with some of his earliest works as well as some of his most recent. Included are watercolor, drybrush as well as tempera paintings.
 

The Farnsworth Art Museum has had a long-standing relationship with Andrew Wyeth. It was in 1944, four years before the Farnsworth even opened, that the museum purchased watercolors by the emerging young artist. In 1951, the museum, in collaboration with the Currier Gallery (now the Currier Museum of Art) in Manchester, New Hampshire, mounted Andrew Wyeth's first solo museum retrospective

Jamie Wyeth’s connection to Monhegan dates to the late 1950s, when he first went there with his father, and he has continued to paint there ever since. His connection to fellow artist Rockwell Kent goes back nearly as far. Early in his career Wyeth bought several pen and ink drawings by Kent used as the sources for his illustrations to Moby Dick, one of Kent’s most renowned book illustration projects. Subsequently, Wyeth acquired what was Kent’s last home and studio on Monehgan, and then bought several of Kent’s paintings from his first period on the island around 1907. This exhibition will focus on works by the two artists done on Monhegan, and how the scenic island has inspired their work.

Stories of the Land and Its People includes the work of over 140 students who participated in a year-long collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and four public schools: Appleton, Hope, Lincolnville and Islesboro.
Education Project Manager Andrea Curtis will lead visitors through this exhibition during a 30-minute gallery tour.
 
Location: meet at the Farnsworth’s main entrance on Museum Street
Seating: limited to 20 people
Cost: free with admission