Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

Interim Director and Chief Curator Michael Komanecky interviews Jamie Wyeth who discusses his iconic seagulls in the exhibition The Seven Deadly Sins..
 
Didn’t get a chance to see all of the Farnsworth’s great lecture programs this summer? Or would you like a chance to see them again? On Sunday afternoons this winter, join us in the Farnsworth auditorium for special rescreenings of select summer and fall programs.
 
Seating: Limited to 80 people
Cost: $5 members, $7 nonmembers
Reservations: advance reservations are not required
 
Significant friends and colleagues discuss their memories and impressions of the late Andrew Wyeth.
 
Didn’t get a chance to see all of the Farnsworth’s great lecture programs this summer? Or would you like a chance to see them again? On Sunday afternoons this winter, join us in the Farnsworth auditorium for special rescreenings of select summer and fall programs.
 
Seating: Limited to 80 people
Cost: $5 members, $7 nonmembers
Reservations: advance reservations are not required
 
Too often those who are quickest or loudest to assert their identity have fastened on a single, supposedly fixed aspect of their nature or background to the detriment of the rest. Whatever the reasons, the work of the artists discussed here demonstrate the error and futility of such ostensibly self-protective measures. Featured artists include: William Wegman, Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin, Louise Bourgeois.
Spirituality is such a vibrant and integral part of our lives that even our changing times and attitudes have not stifled the powerful partnership of spirituality and art in the modern era. Featured artists include: Beryl Korot, Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander, James Turrell.

America is a country made of places, not just the places marked by road signs and maps, but also places forged in the crucible of memory, longing and desire. Featured artists include: Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Pepón Osorio.
 
As the Farnsworth exhibition Elegantly Attired shows, nineteenth-century American women of the middle and upper classes dressed in fine fashions in the most up-to-date styles. This clothing shaped their bodies into figures that conformed to ideals of femininity and womanhood. Paintings, prints, and photographs of the period similarly defined these types—the working class woman, the New England woman, the idealized woman and the modern woman.  This talk will examine the wide- ranging visual images and their role in both advancing and challenging such gender stereotypes of the period. Donna Cassidy is Professor of American and New England Studies and Art History at the University of Southern Maine.
 
Location: Farnsworth auditorium
With a focus on Victorian dress, local costume historian Julie Stackpole will lead a gallery tour of the Elegantly Attired exhibition. Stackpole frequently researches period costumes; she also does period costume illustration and creation. In addition to her own vintage costume collection, Stackpole has also made period costumes for the General Henry Knox Museum and Acadia National Park.
 
Location: meet at the Farnsworth’s main entrance on Museum Street
Seating: limited to 20 people
Cost: $15 members; $20 general admission
Reservations: please call 207-596-0949
 
Chief Curator Michael Komanecky will discuss select pieces in the Real and Abstract exhibition, with a focus on the equally persistent strains of abstraction and realism in American art after World War II. Artists in the exhibition will include Will Barnet, Janet Fish, Sylvia Mangold, Kenneth Noland and others.

Exhibition Curator Jane Bianco will lead participants through the third in a series of exhibitions featuring prints from the permanent collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum. Prints featured include those by Larry Rivers, Andy Warhol, Milton Avery, Alex Katz and others. Bianco will use the works in this exhibition to provide the inspiration for a discussion about society and visual expression in America since World War II.