The Wyeth Experience
September 29, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 12:45 pm$35
Immerse yourself in the world of Andrew Wyeth. This unique tour captures an authentic sense of place by illuminating the strong attraction the Olson House held for Andrew Wyeth for more than 30 years. Your tour begins with an intimate look at select Andrew Wyeth works at the Farnsworth Art Museum, and continues with an in-depth tour of the Olson House. Participants are taken by van through the Maine countryside to the Olson House, passing landmarks relevant to Wyeth’s work along the way.
A comprehensive tour of the Olson House, a National Historic Landmark, and its surrounding grounds highlight the relationship that Andrew Wyeth had with the property. The Olson House is the subject of approximately 300 works of art by Andrew Wyeth, including his iconic tempera Christina’s World (1948), owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Wyeth’s drawings, watercolors, and tempera paintings featuring Christina, her brother, and the house itself occupied the artist from 1939 to 1968.
Wyeth once remarked, “I just couldn’t stay away from there. I did other pictures while I knew them, but I’d always seem to gravitate back to the house … It was Maine.” Wyeth died in 2009 and is buried in a small cemetery within sight of the house.
Tours are held once a week beginning Friday, July 7 through Friday, September 29, 2017, 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., and are limited to 12 people per tour.
The cost is $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers, and includes admission to the Farnsworth Art Museum.
Please note that due to limited access to these tours, no refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance.