Special Gallery Tour: Through Women’s Eyes
August 30, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Associate Curator, Jane Bianco, for a special gallery tour of the exhibition Through Women’s Eyes (on view February 25, 2017 through January 21, 2018), which draws from the Farnsworth’s collection and highlights works by women artists.
The Farnsworth is presenting two major exhibitions in 2017 featuring the work of women who have played important roles in twentieth-century American art, and who had deep connections to Maine: Marguerite Zorach and Louise Nevelson. In conjunction with these shows, the museum is presenting two additional installations from its own collections highlighting women artists and works that depict women, all dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The ordinary is elevated in Isabel Bishop’s sketch of friends chatting on a street corner, or in Elaine de Kooning’s artists and intellectuals conversing in her living room. Chansonetta Stanley Emmons portrays herself as photographer, and photographer Berenice Abbott captures a striking semblance of Rockland-born poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Peggy Bacon’s illustration of greed or Vera Bock’s mystery book covers of deadly deeds reveal symbolic and humorous nuance. Dahlov Ipcar’s personified animals push the plausible toward imaginative realms, and the menagerie earnestly rendered by young Sara Davis on her embroidered sampler recalls that timeless human urge, to speak through art. This exhibition celebrates the work of these and other women artists who have brought distinction to the museum collection.
Free with admission.