Meet the Team: Docent Judith Bing

Farnsworth Docent Judith Bing toasts us with a small glass in a red a black outfit and a black and white checkered scarf
Farnsworth Docent Judith Bing

Our docent team of volunteer educators is made up of dedicated learners who come to us from a variety of backgrounds. They enthusiastically engage with the public and share their knowledge and interest in art and history with visitors of all ages. As they explore the Farnsworth collection and highlight our mission of celebrating Maine’s role in American art, they create an inviting and interactive environment where deeper appreciation and understanding can occur.

Judith Bing is an architecture professor and former practitioner. Her interest in art history was rekindled when she joined the Farnsworth as a docent in 2017. During recent highlights tours, she has especially enjoyed introducing visitors to works by women artists—Louise Nevelson and Marguerite Zorach among them. In 2010, Judith moved to Maine from Philadelphia with her husband and fellow architect-educator Brooke Harrington. Their collaborative research on traditional architecture in the Balkans has resulted in numerous publications and exhibitions. They continue to pursue research projects, and enjoy traveling abroad, visiting museums, and exploring the byways of Maine. They live in Cushing in a house they designed together.

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