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

Snow Balls

Submitted by Camy Vitullo, FAM Docent Share the Wonder Recipe: Let’s Make Snow Balls! Set the oven to 400 degrees Mix thoroughly:  1 cup soft butter ½ cup sifted confectioner’s sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Sift together and stir in: 2-¼ cups sifted flour ¼ tsp salt Mix in:  ¾ cup chopped nuts (Walnuts are […]
Snow ball cookies, image courtesy of bigger, bolder, baking Jamie Wyeth, Maine Coon Cat, 1998, Oil on canvas, Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum, Gift from a private collection, 2003.5

Panettone Bread Pudding

Submitted by Camy Vitullo, FAM Docent Share the Wonder Recipe: Let’s Make Panettone Bread Pudding! Bread Pudding Butter for baking dish One, 1 pound loaf panettone bread, crusts trimmed, cut in to 1 inch cubes 8 large eggs 1-½ cups heavy cream 2-½ cups whole milk 1-¼ cups sugar Sauce ½ cup heavy cream ½ […]
Panettone Bread Pudding

Maple Sugared Walnuts

Submitted by Claire Horne, Education Department Share the Wonder Recipe: Let’s Make Maple Sugared Walnuts! 6 cups walnut halves (about 1-¼ lbs) ½ cup maple sugar 1 TBS + 1-½ teaspoon coarse salt ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ cup brandy 2 TBS vanilla extract 1-⅓ cup maple syrup 2 TBS unsalted butter Preheat oven to […]
Maple Sugar Walnuts

Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes

Submitted by Ellen Goldsmith, Docent. Share the Wonder Recipe: Let’s Make Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes! 1 lb. sweet potatoes peeled½ cup flour2 teaspoons brown sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder2 teaspoons curry powder1 teaspoon cuminsalt and pepper2 large eggs beaten½ cup milkOil for frying Grate sweet potatoes coarsely. Separately mix dry ingredients.  Add eggs and just […]

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