General + Members-only + Charitable

Join musicians Chris Moore, Mark Wingate and Charlotte Avant  for a free musical performance as part of the 2014 Lincoln Center Education Educator Workshops.

Beginning in the 1780s and continuing to the present day, the Shakers composed an estimated eight to ten thousand songs in 19 communities from Maine to Kentucky. Hundreds of these tunes are still sung at the one remaining active Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. With the exception of the song “Simple Gifts”, this vast repertoire is virtually unknown to contemporary singers and audiences.

This program is free to the public. Seating will be first come, first served.

Join us on Thursday, August 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. for a book signing with artist Jamie Wyeth and author Susan Goldman Rubin. Jamie and Susan will be on hand to sign copies of Everybody Paints! The Lives and Art of the Wyeth Family, by Susan Goldman Rubin. The artist will be available to sign prints and other items as well but will only sign two items per person.

Throughout the summer, David Rockwell, nephew of Andrew Wyeth will share with visitors his recollections of his uncle Andrew Wyeth, the Olsons, and summers in Cushing.

Rockwell, whose father Dudley regaled visotors to the Olson House for years, has a B.S. in Education and a MA in History from Emporia State University, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He has been teaching at Suffield Academy in Suffield, Connecticut, for 49 years and currently teaches Environmental/Political and Educational Philosophy, as well as Native American Studies. He chaired the History Department there for 25 years and is presently the Chair of the Leadership Department.

The talks are open to all Olson House visitors.
There are no reservations necessary.


On the first Friday of each month, from June through October, the Farnsworth Art Museum will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of First Fridays at the Farnsworth proudly sponsored by The First

Again in 2014, the museum will be accessible on First Fridays through the Main Street doors leading directly into the galleries. 

First Fridays at the Farnsworth is part of the Arts in Rockland First Fridays, during which all 21 member-galleries of Arts in Rockland stage an Arts Walk from 5 to 8 p.m.

Join us for a book signing with Marianne Cushing, author of the new novel Mahalas Lane
The event will feature a reading, followed by a Q & A.
The Farnsworth Art Museum is featured in this novel.
Aspiring NYC creative director, Madi Lyons, arrives on the rocky shores of Owls Head, Maine, hoping for a relaxing respite from Madison Avenue. Shortly after settling in at the quaint rental cottage, she is awoken by the local sheriff with startling news: A woman has been murdered on her private beach. A violent encounter next door and an elusive stranger draw Madi deeper into Mahalas Lane’s mysterious past, while a magnetic attraction propels her into the sheriff’s welcoming arms. 
Join us for this special membership benefit-
a preview and reception celebrating the opening of 
The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World
and Members Appreciation Evening

Hors d’oeuvres, music and spirits
Members may bring two guests
Join us for a private preview and reception for members celebrating the opening of the exhibition The Wyeths, Maine and The Sea which will be on view in the museum's Wyeth Center from April 26 through December 31, 2014.
The celebration will take place from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the museum's Wyeth Center

Reservations are appreciated. Please call 207-596-6256 or

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of: Anna Mae and George Twigg III


The primary media sponsor of this exhibition is Maine Home + Design

The Farnsworth Art Museum, in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, is pleased to present our second winter season of intimate Music at Noon lunchtime concerts. Each concert takes place on the second Wednesday of the month during January, February, March, and April.
Join us for a concert featuring the DaPonte String Quartet.
On Friday, July 11, The Farnsworth will hold its 9th annual summer gala in downtown Rockland. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at The Strand Theatre, and continues throughout the museum itself, with guests entering through our Main Street doors. The event's creative team has been diligently at work and the evening is shaping up to be spectacular, featuring fun and fabulous décor and a delightful dinner, provided by Swan’s Way Catering.
This year’s event will include a special presentation of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s prestigious Maine in America Award to the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake, Maine for their important contributions to Maine's role in American art.