Jake and Alissa Hessler: The Quiet Landscape…at Home

Jake and Alissa Hessler are artists, designers, writers, and photographers. The husband-and-wife team’s popular photography courses focus on quiet landscapes, and Jake’s expansive and meditative fine art photography is also featured in the fine press book Boundaries alongside the poetry of inaugural poet Richard Blanco. Alissa published Ditch the City and Go Country: How to […]

Margaret Rizzio: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Camden, Maine, artist Margaret Rizzio has raised collage to a fine art form, using vintage advertising and printed ephemera for her extraordinary fine art creations. Besides being a longtime collaborator with the Farnsworth for educational and studio programming and being represented by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine, she is also something of a mail-art […]

Share the Wonder Celebration 2019:Visions of Sugar Plums

On Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m., the Farnsworth celebrated their 14th annual Share the Wonder Celebration. This year’s celebration, titled Visions of Sugar Plums, featured events and activities for children and families throughout the museum campus. Each participating child received a passport to be stamped at various activity locations. Admission was […]

The 2019 Farnsworth Fall Festival

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the Farnsworth Art Museum once again hosted their Fall Family Festival and Parade! Families streamed in from all over the state to enjoy pumpkin carving, face painting, games, crafts, live music and snacks! The annual Mask and Puppet Parade facilitated by Portland’s Shoe String Theater took place beginning at 5:30 […]

The Farnsworth 2019 Gala

The 2019 Summer Gala was our best yet, raising more than ever before to support free public programs and education. A huge thank you to our wonderful Gala Sponsors, our Gala Chairs, the entire Gala committee and to all who attended! Save the date and plan to join us next year on Friday, July 17, […]

EAT and the 1964 World’s Fair

On Friday, May 10, Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky presented a lecture in the Farnsworth auditorium which focused on not only the details of the 1964 World’s Fair, in Flushing, Queens, but in particular the NY State Pavilion and Robert Indiana’s commission to create a work of art for the building which led to […]

Rockland – The Art Capital of Maine

With two splendid museums and 20+ exceptional galleries it’s obvious why Rockland is now called the Art Capital of Maine. Rockland was recently named one of the 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in by the Smithsonian, and one of the 2 “coolest small towns in America” by Budget Travel, and received the honor of […]

The Farnsworth Pets

Janice Kasper, former Farnsworth Curator of Historic Sites In Victorian fashion the family of William A. Farnsworth considered the company of pets essential to complete a home. We know of at least three dogs connected to the Farnsworths. A small white terrier was photographed with Fannie Farnsworth in the 1860s and later, in the 1930s […]