10-plus eye-catching art exhibitions from Boston to the Berkshires to Portland

Jason Brown aka Firefly, (Penobscot, b. 1973), WABANAVIA, 2022, Still images from digital film, Museum Purchase, Lynne Drexler Acquisition Fund, 2022.11. © Jason Brown

As Reviewed by the Boston Globe’s Murray Whyte on January 20, 2023

THE FARNSWORTH AT 75 The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine, marks a significant anniversary this year with a slate of exhibitions that tell the story of its growth from a regional vanity project — it was born with a bequest of just a few hundred objects from its patron Lucy Copeland Farnsworth — to a small but mighty hub of American art. Four exhibitions opening concurrently include “The Farnsworth at 75,” showcasing its historical holdings set against several contemporary pieces; two shows by the beloved half-time Mainer Andrew Wyeth, “Early Temperas” and “Islands in Maine”; and “Louise Nevelson: Dawn to Dusk,” an exhibition of the museum’s holdings of the 20th-century Modernist doyenne who also happened to have grown up down the road and donated a trove of pieces before her death in 1988. All opening Feb. 11; both Wyeth shows close April 30; “The Farnsworth at 75″ closes Dec. 31; Nevelson closes Dec. 31, 2024. Farnsworth Museum of American Art, 16 Museum St., Rockland, Maine. 207-596-6457, farnsworthmuseum.org

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