Welcoming Students Back to the Farnsworth!

With all school tours suspended during the past two years due to the pandemic, it is with excitement and delight that we are now welcoming back teachers and their students! Katherine Karlik, our learning and engagement coordinator, is busy booking tours for visiting public and private schools, and homeschool groups of all ages to tour and engage with the new exhibitions at the Farnsworth!  

Fourth and fifth graders from Vinalhaven traveled by ferry with their teacher, Heather White for a recent visit. The students engaged in three arts integration activities in our galleries led by docent volunteers, Kathy Deupree, Denice Ostlund, and Marlene Kehler. 

In one gallery, they used their imaginations to ‘step inside’ ‘The Glory of October, 1909, by Phillip Little. Students then spent time creating a collective story while looking closely at Louise Nevelson’s Maine Meadows, Old Country Road, circa 1932-1933. Students rounded out their experience at the Farnsworth exploring abstract paintings and sculpture. They worked in pairs to match descriptive adjectives to specific works of art and explained their reasoning. 

Welcoming students back to the Farnsworth for first-hand engagement with original works of art is a long-lasting, magically transformative experience!

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