Adult Program + Children/Family Program + Educator Workshop

Teachers from across the state are invited to join us for our second year of Educator Evenings. These professional development gatherings introduce teachers of all grade levels and disciplines to the museum’s collection and exhibitions, and include short lectures, gallery walkthroughs and classroom arts integration tips. Time in the galleries will be followed by a reception featuring wine and hearty hors d’oeuvres, offering networking opportunities with other teachers.
 
This event is free

For more information or to make reservations: 
Back by popular demand!
This is a 10-week course in direct, primal drawing from life, forgetting "rules" and letting one's character dictate style. Participants of all ages will explore the self and the richness of the world. For over 25 years, Sam Cady has taught in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in New York and shows at the Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland. His own work begins with the physical, visible world and the ideas and emotions it triggers.
 
Level: ages 6 to 100; beginner to advanced
Materials: to be discussed at first class
Class size: limited to 15 students
Cost: $240 members, $300 non-members

Curator of Historic Sites Janice Kasper will provide for an overview of the Victorian costume and accessories, with a focus on what was considered stylish in late 19th century women's fashion.

Peer into the minds of the Farnsworth’s curatorial staff and special guest speakers for intimate walking tours in the museum galleries. These talks provide the opportunity to learn from experts about the history behind specific works, details of the artists’ processes and intellectual interpretations of the art. The exhibits have been chosen by month, and each curator will select one or two specific works for thorough investigation. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Julia’s Gallery teen curators and photographer Charlotte Dixon will share the story behind this exhibition of 30 student photographs with an introduction to VoiceThread, an on-line editing and curating tool.

Come take a closer look at landscapes made around 1935 by Marguerite Zorach, Marsden Hartley, Allen Erskine Philbrick, and Carol Thayer Berry, all of whom worked in Maine. Curatorial assistant, Jane Bianco will focus on how paintings or prints by these artists, currently on view in Achieving American Art, incorporated aspects of biography and regional identity during the interwar period
 
One of the best-known art writers in the U.S., Kenneth Baker began his career at The Boston Phoenix and for over two decades has been writing for the San Francisco Chronicle. His reviews cover a range of historical and contemporary art exhibitions. He has written Minimalism: Art of Circumstance as well as numerous catalog essays. (Clement Greenberg coined the term "homeless representation" in 1962 and the phrase has since taken on echoes never intended or imagined by him)
 
Co-sponsored by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Location: Farnsworth auditorium
Seating: limited to 80 people
Join one of our wonderful docents for a gallery tours of the museum’s summer exhibitions! 
 
Tours begin at the museum’s main lobby at 1 p.m.
 
No advance reservations are required and they are free with museum admission.
 
Become better acquainted with the history of the museum and see the highlights of the collection and current exhibitions by taking a tour with an experienced museum docent!
 
 

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On Sunday, November 22, the Farnsworth Forum brings author David McCullough to the Strand Theatre in Rockland.