Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

SERIES OVERVIEW
The Farnsworth is pleased to present Achieving American Art: Fifty Years of Change and Challenge, the third installment in this popular, annual lecture series. The 2010 course will focus on the art of the nation from 1945 to the present. The series will be divided into three sections by media (painting and drawing, architecture and photography) and will be presented by Farnsworth staff members and guest speakers from museums and colleges. The Farnsworth’s Director of Education Roger Dell will host the series, providing an introduction for each guest lecturer’s presentation. The same ninety-minute lecture will be offered twice every Wednesday (10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) at The Strand Theatre in Rockland.
 
ACHIEVING AMERICAN ART: Fifty Years of Change and Challenge
9-Week Lecture Series, Wednesdays, March 31 – May 26, 10 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
at The Strand Theater, Rockland
 
Presented by Director of Education, Roger Dell & Guest Scholars                       

SERIES OVERVIEW
All of these artists reference kinds of images we are familiar with on a daily basis. We spend much of our lives influenced by movies, television, video games, and consumer culture such as fashion and design. Contemporary art often invokes these experiences and objects, and can sometimes look like a commodity. Featured artists include: Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, Mel Chin.
 
Haven’t decided what do to over school vacation week yet? Get hands on with art at the FARNSWORTH!

The detailed schedule for Friday, February 19:

Exhibition highlight: Elegantly Attired: Victorian Apparel and Accessories found in Coastal Maine
Activity: Creating elegant accessories with Elizabeth O'Haverty
Performance: Storytelling (Book: "When Agnes Caws"), plus classical music by Josie and Sophie Davis of the Callope Quartet
 
Haven’t decided what do to over school vacation week yet? Get hands on with art at the FARNSWORTH!

The detailed schedule for Thursday, February 18:

Exhibition highlight: Louise Nevelson
Activity: Nevelson assemblage project led by Denise Mitchell
Performance: Djump! An African drumming and dance ensemble
 
Haven’t decided what do to over school vacation week yet? Get hands on with art at the FARNSWORTH!

The detailed schedule for Wednesday, February 17:

Exhibition highlight
: Real and Abstract: Contemporary Art from the Farnsworth
Activity: Treasure hunt in the galleries led by Farnsworth docents
Performance:Pink Illimani - Bolivian music with Augusto Salazar, Greg and Aidan Ryan
 
Haven’t decided what do to over school vacation week yet? Get hands on with art at the FARNSWORTH!

The detailed schedule for Tuesday, February 16:

 
Exhibition highlight: The State of Printmaking since 1940
Activity: Printmaking basics led by Stephenie Sala

Performance: Starry Night with the Terra Diddle Collective


 
During school vacation week this winter, families are invited to a week of fun, in-gallery and studio art activities, in addition to live performances in the Farnsworth auditorium.
Are you a lover of words, a collector of words or a poet? In this class students will explore ways to write words by learning some informal calligraphy and mark making, and then creating several handmade book structures in which to save the words. Each class will present a new aspect of lettering using a variety of tools, and a bookmaking project. There will be time for practice and questions. Students will then select the words and format to work towards a final project.