Behind the Scenes

With the knowledge that art promotes health and wellbeing, the Farnsworth is working diligently to reopen its doors. Preparations by a committee of experts in the fields of security, safety, and visitor services are underway to meet or exceed all CDC guidelines as well as State of Maine guidelines.  What has Farnsworth staff been up to […]

Recipe: Easy Bananas Foster Sauce

Take a moment to consider George Bellows’ painting The Teamster. Each brush stroke is intentional. Each simultaneously conveys movement and light.  Via the brush strokes, I am transported to the boatyard: I hear Penobscot Bay lapping against the weathered wood docks; I see tall spires of masts against the deep blue Maine sky; I feel […]

How to Make Egg Tempera

In two short videos! Joan Brady is a classically trained artist striving to create rich, luminous, dramatic compositions that simultaneously draw you in and jump out to meet you.   She delights in creating original works inspired by her home on a tiny island ten miles out to sea. In two short videos below, she demostrates how […]

Jamie Wyeth: Maine Coon Cat

Guide to looking When viewing art, allow a few minutes just to observe. Careful observation allows time to use all the senses, become engaged, and notice things missed at first glance. Make a list of everything observed: objects, colors, shapes, patterns, as well as the feelings that the work conveys to you. Guiding Questions: What […]

Women of Vision: Cig Harvey

Throughout Maine’s history, women have played key leadership roles in the shaping of the state. From groundbreaking politicians to cultural pioneers, women in Maine have been and continue to be trailblazers in their respective fields. In 2020, the Farnsworth will honor 13 Women of Vision with the Maine in America Award for the profound impact […]