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

Connecting with Art: Marlene Kehler

The museum recently asked Farnsworth docent Marlene Kehler which artworks in the Farnsworth’s collection she values most. A shortened version of this interview appeared in the fall 2020 Farnsworth magazine.   Maine Coast (c. 1907) by Rockwell Kent is one of my favorite paintings at the Farnsworth because I have always loved being outdoors in winter. […]
Rockwell Kent, Maine Coast

Connecting with Art: Elly Andrews

Interview by Farnsworth Director of Leadership Giving Ann Holton Farnsworth Director of Leadership Giving Ann Holton recently spoke with Eleanor “Elly” Andrews of Northeast Harbor Library, a community partner of the Farnsworth’s on Mount Desert Island (MDI) in Maine. She asked her which artwork in the Farnsworth’s collection she connects to the most. A shortened […]
Robert Pollien, Ebb Tide,

Connecting with Art: Ann Morris

Interview by Farnsworth Curator Jane Bianco Farnsworth Curator Jane Bianco recently sat down with Ann Morris of the Rockland Historical Society to understand which artworks in the Farnsworth’s collection Morris values most. A shortened version of this interview appeared in the fall 2020 Farnsworth magazine.  AM: I love the way the Farnsworth presents Rockland and […]
Emily Muir, Stonington, Circa 1960, Stone mosaic, 28 x 148 inches