In Celebration of Earth Day 2021: Poems and Images from the Farnsworth

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Earth Day, the Farnsworth will feature poems by Maine writers exploring praise of nature, the psychological and emotional connections with nature and the environment, and poems of warning in the light of the climate crisis. Offered on a rotating basis throughout the day, each poem is paired with artwork from […]
James Linehan, Tangaroa (The Vast Ocean), 1988, Acrylic on paper, Gift of the Artist in cooperation with Frick Gallery Belfast, Maine, courtesy of Sherry French Gallery, New York, New York

Artist Trivia: Eric Hopkins

Art Trivia: Who is this artist? An Aries, this artist is well known for depicting aerial views. A native of the Pine Tree State, they were born in this state’s Queen City. This artist studied at various colleges in Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island earning their degree in 1976. Early in their career and while […]
Eric Hopkins, Spring Islands Marguerite Zorach, Eden, 1917, Wool hooked on burlap backed with linen, on view at the Farnsworth Art Museum in 2021 James Fitzgerald, Bendin' the Fors'l, Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum Berenice Abbot, Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1930, Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum

Connecting with Art: Hollie Ecker

The museum recently asked museum educator Hollie Ecker of Arts & Minds which artworks in the Farnsworth’s collection she values most. A shortened version of this interview appeared in the fall 2020 Farnsworth magazine.  My name is Hollie Ecker and I am a teaching artist/associate educator with Arts & Minds in New York City, a […]

Artist Trivia: Vera Bock

Question:  This artist was born in Russia in the early years of the 20th century. During the Russian Revolution, their family escaped via a circuitous route to the United States. Trained in painting and drawing, the artist studied woodcut relief printmaking, manuscript illumination, printing, and photogravure in England with additional studies in art in Europe. […]
Vera Bock, From a selection of works by Vera Bock including archival materials, original artwork, proofs from the originals and illustrated books and book jackets, Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum Jamie Wyeth, Maine Coon Cat, 1998, Oil on canvas, Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum, Gift from a private collection, 2003.5