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

Artist Trivia: Maurice Prendergast

Question:  This artist had a twin and was born in the mid 19th century in a current province of modern day Canada. Later, the family moved to this hub of commerce in New England. In this artist’s youth, they were apprenticed to a commercial artist and as they matured were inspired by Childe Hassam. They […]

French Meat Stuffing

Submitted by Denice Ostlund, Docent. A family favorite from my French Canadian Mother-in-law. Share the Wonder Recipe: Let’s Make French Meat Stuffing! Two pounds of ground chuck Two eggs 1 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Clove (careful, not one bit more) 2-3 slices white bread soaked  in milk Mix all above ingredients in a pot for […]

Needhams

Submitted by Pamela Dodge, Finance Department Share the Wonder Recipe: Let’s Make Needhams! ¾ cups mashed potatoes ½ tsp salt (2) one lb. packages of confectionery sugar 1 stick margarine 1 lb. package of shredded coconut 2 tsp vanilla  Melt butter in the top of a double boiler.   Add salt, mashed potato, coconut, vanilla, and […]

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

Artist Trivia: Elaine de Kooning

QUESTION: Considered by some the voice of Abstract Expressionism, this artist was an articulate defender of the movement. She wrote numerous insightful pieces about her fellow artists. As a critic for ARTnews, she reviewed the work of Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, David Smith, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Josef Albers, among others. In numerous series […]