General + Members-only + Charitable

The Collective is a membership group consisting of diverse and dynamic individuals from the mid-coast that have come together to help attract a younger audience to the Farnsworth Art Museum through the presentation of intriguing programs and vibrant social events. Information about joining The Collective can be found here.

 
Come to the Farnsworth and join in the Halloween spirit!

Schedule of events from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.:
  • Decorate your own trick-or-treat bag
  • Enjoy face painting
  • The film It's the Great Pumkin Charlie Brown will run in the museum auditorium throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m.

Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival returns for its seventh season from September 29 - October 2, 2011. Once again the Farnsworth Art Museum will serve as one of the festival's venues. Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, the festival highlights work that show dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. Films are selected because of their ability to arouse discussion on documentary film as an art form, a catalyst for change and as an outlet for the independent voice.

Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival returns for its seventh season from September 29 - October 2, 2011. Once again the Farnsworth Art Museum will serve as one of the festival's venues. Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, the festival highlights work that show dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. Films are selected because of their ability to arouse discussion on documentary film as an art form, a catalyst for change and as an outlet for the independent voice.

Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival returns for its seventh season from September 29 - October 2, 2011. Once again the Farnsworth Art Museum will serve as one of the festival's venues. Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, the festival highlights work that show dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. Films are selected because of their ability to arouse discussion on documentary film as an art form, a catalyst for change and as an outlet for the independent voice.

On Thursday, September 22, in the Farnsworth auditorium, artist Eric Hopkins will be signing copies of Eric Hopkins – Above and Beyond, a new book written by Carl Little and published by Down East books. The signing will be preceded by a Farnsworth members-only signing and an illustrated talk by the artist, both of which will take place in the museum auditorium. The schedule of events is as follows:
 
  • 12:30 p.m. — Book signing for Farnsworth members in auditorium
  • 1 – 2 p.m. — Illustrated talk by Eric Hopkins in auditorium (free with museum admission)
  • 2:15 – 4 p.m. — Public book signing in auditorium (free of charge)
Join some of the area’s talented young photographers for an Open Studio at the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Julia’s Gallery on Friday, September 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk. Over the course of the summer these high school students have been surveying and experimenting with the conceptual side of art in a 10-week photography program called “Outside the Frame”. Their ideas and photographic sketches are presented as works in progress including hand-made books, prints, and video/stills. The participating young photographers include Fiona Boyd, Abby Billington, Tonya Bartlett, Hannah Sirois, Rachel Borch, Ben Shepherd, Colby Hill, Autumn Coyle, Jewelia Dickinson, Katie Pratt, and Carman Lamb. The summer workshop was lead by artist-educator, Deanna Witman.
During the upcoming First Friday Art Walk, join some of the area’s talented young photographers, ages 12 to 14 for an open studio at the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Julia’s Gallery, from 5 to 7 p.m. Over the course of the summer these young photographers have been surveying the history of photography and contemporary artists to gain a better understanding of how to decipher images and to use this information to make better photographs.
 
Photographers: Joshua Beckett, Emma Brownawell, Emma Faunce, Janelle Fowlie, Skylar Guilbault, Kate Hodgson, Elena Lausten, Dera Lowe, Ian McBride, Gwenyvere Sewall, Izzy Swanson
On Wednesday, August 10, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine will be hosting a book launch and signing for Sammy in the Sky, written by Barbara Walsh and illustrated by Artist Jamie Wyeth. The event, which is free and open to all, will take place in the museum’s Victorian garden, on Elm Street between Main and Union Streets.
 

Back by popular demand, the Farnsworth is proud to once again present two teen-made films, produced by the museum's Julia's Gallery for Young Artists:  ArtWORKS - a stop-motion animation film created by local middle and high school students and Alexis Pastuhov's The Roaring Twenties a youth produced music video featuring local singer-songwriter Alexis Pastuhov. Both films will be accompanied by a documentary about the making of each film.