Artist Trivia: N.C. Wyeth

Who is this artist? Growing up on a farm in Needham, Massachusetts late in the nineteenth century, the artist-to-be developed a love of nature. At Mechanic Arts High School in Boston the artist excelled in drafting before developing as an illustrator during studies at Massachusetts Normal Art School. Howard Pyle then taught the young artist […]

Meet the Team: Chief of Security Bethanie Nix

Bethanie was born in Alabama, but grew up near Dallas, Texas. She attended Eastern New Mexico University on a tennis scholarship where she studied psychology. After graduation, Bethanie utilized her training in psychology, working in asset protection on a retail level for several years. She investigated internal retail theft and became a supervisor at a […]

Meet the Team: Marlene Kehler

Art and Education have always been an integral part of Marlene’s life. She chose classes in pottery, metal work, jewelry and art history while growing up in Connecticut. During Marlene’s college years at Simmons University in Boston, she frequented the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum, which was just across the street. She especially enjoyed the plant filled […]

Meet the Team: Eddie Dechaine

Eddie was born in Canada and grew up on the border between Maine and Canada in the town of Madawaska. He is Native American and part of the Wabanaki Confederation. Eddie and his family are also descended from the Acadians, a French culture that extended from present day Quebec as far east as Nova Scotia and predates the […]

Beginner Plein-air

On Monday, August 22nd, the Farnsworth hosted a beginner’s plein-air landscape painting class on the museum campus. Led by artist Barbara Thomas, students first enjoyed sketching in the Hadlock Gallery in front of Andrew Wyeth’s ‘Goodbye’, and Barbara broke down composition, and how to begin painting a landscape. Then they gathered on a beautiful and […]