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Artists’ Talk: The Olson House as Photographers’ Muse

April 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Paul Caponigro, The Olson House

A longtime muse of artist Andrew Wyeth, the Olson House was the subject of the iconic painting, Christina’s World, as well as a great number of his other works. Since then, the Olson House has also attracted the attention of many talented American photographers who found its isolated site, weathered exterior, and its serenely evocative interiors, as well as Christina and her brother Alvaro Olson, an appealing subject for their own work.

The exhibition, The Olson House:  Photographers’ Muse (open April 15 through Oct. 29 at the Wyeth Center) includes photographs by Paul Caponigro, Linda Connor, Tillman Crane, James Moore, Bradley Prescott, Peter Ralston, Kosti Ruohomaa, George Tice, Brian Vanden Brink, and Eva Zembroski.

On the opening day of the exhibition, several of these photographers will join us in a discussion about the Olson House and their unique experiences creating work there.  Chief curator Michael K. Komanecky will provide an overview to the exhibition.


April 15, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Farnsworth Auditorium
16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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