Lecture

Together with Tom Wilhite, Willard Carroll has amassed the world’s largest collection of The Wizard of Oz memorabilia, selections of which are on view October 12, 2013 to March 30, 2014 in the exhibition The Wonderful World of Oz. This lecture will take place the opening weekend of the exhibition and will give insight into the origins of the collection.

Free with admission. No advance reservations.

 
The November 13 lecture will examine wide array of beverages from the Neolithic Period to the present. An outline of the history of beer (Egypt), wine (Greece), coffee (Africa), and tea (India/China) will be traced, and their respective impact on their countries of origin will be detailed in color illustrations. The dietary and health aspects of these beverages will be considered, as well how these drinks were celebrated in the arts.
The November 6 lecture will explore the many food products of the New World that the European discoverers brought back to the Old World. Although certain foods were not immediately used by a large portion of the European population, eventually they became the mainstays of countries like France, Italy, and Ireland, to name a few. How the nutritional content of tomatoes, potatoes, yams, and corn impacted the health of Europeans and how these vegetables were depicted in art will be illustrated in the lecture.
 
What political issues inform your work? How do you see your role as an artist in terms of social justice and political activism? How effective can artists truly be in promoting social change?

Artists: Kenny Cole, Alan Magee, and Pilar Nadal.
Moderator: Alexis Iammarino.
 

What are the challenges and rewards of working collaboratively? What are different forms that artistic fellowship can take? What does it mean to have or to be a mentor?

Artists: Alexis Iammarino, Kathryn Oliver, and Andy White
Moderator: Kelly Finlay.

Time and Money: Studio Practice and Making a Living
What does it mean to maintain a studio practice as a working artist? How do you as an artist manage your time and space? What are the rewards and burdens of making art for money (i.e making one’s “living” as an artist)? How is value attached to the products of art-making?

Join emerging and mid-career artists for this 3-part series covering topics relevant to artists living and working today. Artists such as Kat Buchanan, Kenny Cole, Alexis Iammarino, Mark Kelly, Alan Magee, Kathryn Oliver, Colin Page, Jessica Stammen, and Andy White will engage each other and the audience in conversation.
 
As part of her 4-day plein air workshop, artist Tina Ingraham will be showing a selection of her recent plein air work, alla prima still-lives, and works by Master painters such as Balchand, Chardin, Gauguin, Pousin, Vermeer for the purpose of giving historical and pictorial reference points. This slideshow presentation is open to the public and free with museum admission.
 

Special Gallery Tour: Every Picture Tells a Story with Director of Education Roger Dell

During the months of July and August, the Farnsworth will be offering Special Gallery Tours every Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m.J oin museum curators, educators and specialists for a more focused look at some of the museum’s key summer exhibitions.

 

Special Gallery Tour: Other Voices with Britta Konau, art writer and independent curator

During the months of July and August, the Farnsworth will be offering Special Gallery Tours every Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m. Join museum curators, educators and specialists for a more focused look at some of the museum’s key summer exhibitions.