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Watercolor: Capturing Mood and Atmosphere with Light with Erica Qualey

Gamble Education Center 12 Grace St, Rockland, ME, United States

This class meets weekly in person in the Gamble Education Center: Tuesdays, May 28 - June 18 from 10 am to 1 pm. This immersive experience delves deep into techniques for capturing brilliant light and intricate shadows. Learn how to show the mesmerizing interplay between light and shadow to create captivating watercolor paintings filled with […]

Art Studio

Celebrating Collage: Making Sophisticated Art with the Humblest of Materials

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Wednesdays, May 15 – June 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. With collage, all things are possible: a geisha performing a tea ceremony for a beloved dog, a sewing circle of women sitting atop a reclining zebra, a young woman levitating beneath a giant bee. In this realm of juxtaposition, new worlds are […]

Art Studio

Capturing Details with Graphite, with Whitney River

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Thursdays, May 16 – June 6, 1-3 p.m. Bring your drawings to life as you gain control and fluency with graphite through close observation. This class is intended for both the beginning student and for the intermediate student who wants to continue to develop technical and observational skills. Students will gain confidence in […]

Community Event Patron Event Youth/Family

Arts@theIntersection Community Event & Student Exhibition Opening

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States +1 more

Please join us for the second annual opening of the Arts@theIntersection Student Exhibition and Community Celebration. We will honor this year’s students, teachers, artists, and community partners with a film premiere at the Strand Theatre, followed by music, food, and the gallery opening at the Farnsworth’s Learning & Engagement Gallery. Program of Events: 12:30 p.m. […]

Art Studio

Watercolor: Capturing Mood and Atmosphere with Light with Erica Qualey

Gamble Education Center 12 Grace St, Rockland, ME, United States

This class meets weekly in person in the Gamble Education Center: Tuesdays, May 28 - June 18 from 10 am to 1 pm. This immersive experience delves deep into techniques for capturing brilliant light and intricate shadows. Learn how to show the mesmerizing interplay between light and shadow to create captivating watercolor paintings filled with […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Patron Event

Summer Preview

Summer is upon us! Help us usher in the season with this exciting kickoff event. Preview our popular summer exhibitions with Farnsworth Chief Curator Jaime DeSimone and guests, including Gretchen Faulkner of the Hudson Museum and Amanda Burden of the Brandywine Art Museum, as well as our own curator Jane Bianco.  This virtual program will […]

Art Studio

Celebrating Collage: Making Sophisticated Art with the Humblest of Materials

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Wednesdays, May 15 – June 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. With collage, all things are possible: a geisha performing a tea ceremony for a beloved dog, a sewing circle of women sitting atop a reclining zebra, a young woman levitating beneath a giant bee. In this realm of juxtaposition, new worlds are […]

Art Studio

Capturing Details with Graphite, with Whitney River

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Four Consecutive Thursdays, May 16 – June 6, 1-3 p.m. Bring your drawings to life as you gain control and fluency with graphite through close observation. This class is intended for both the beginning student and for the intermediate student who wants to continue to develop technical and observational skills. Students will gain confidence in […]

First Fridays

First Friday: Celebrating Community

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us every Friday of 2024 for an evening of art, culture, and community at First Fridays! First Fridays at the Farnsworth will delight and surprise visitors with unique programming themed to our exhibitions and offering a variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. In June, join us to celebrate community and […]

Art Studio

Watercolor: Capturing Mood and Atmosphere with Light with Erica Qualey

Gamble Education Center 12 Grace St, Rockland, ME, United States

This class meets weekly in person in the Gamble Education Center: Tuesdays, May 28 - June 18 from 10 am to 1 pm. This immersive experience delves deep into techniques for capturing brilliant light and intricate shadows. Learn how to show the mesmerizing interplay between light and shadow to create captivating watercolor paintings filled with […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Artists on Art: Eric Aho in Conversation with Will Coleman

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

This program takes place on Zoom. Please join us for the next installment of our Artists on Art series, featuring Eric Aho in conversation with Will Coleman. Aho’s insightful essay for the catalogue of the current Farnsworth exhibition Abstract Flash: Unseen Andrew Wyeth is a jumping off point for this illustrated dialogue about abstraction, realism, […]

Art Studio

Watercolor: Capturing Mood and Atmosphere with Light with Erica Qualey

Gamble Education Center 12 Grace St, Rockland, ME, United States

This class meets weekly in person in the Gamble Education Center: Tuesdays, May 28 - June 18 from 10 am to 1 pm. This immersive experience delves deep into techniques for capturing brilliant light and intricate shadows. Learn how to show the mesmerizing interplay between light and shadow to create captivating watercolor paintings filled with […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Summer Music Series: Maine Friends of Music

Farnsworth Library 16 Museum Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Maine Friends of Music are returning to the Farnsworth for the first installment in the Farnsworth's Summer Music Series. Their summer program is titled Our French Connection. It features soprano Mary Sullivan, flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and pianist and harpsichordist Sean Fleming. French music of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries will include […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Picturing Maine: the Wyeth Family in Historical Context with Victoria Wyeth & Margaret Creighton

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us for an immersive week-long class focusing on the Wyeth family and the artwork inspired by Maine's natural beauty. Class runs 10 am to 4 pm June 24-28, 2024. Course Description: Maine is more than the easternmost state; it is an imagined region that has captivated artists, writers, and promoters for over two centuries. […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Picturing Maine: the Wyeth Family in Historical Context with Victoria Wyeth & Margaret Creighton

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us for an immersive week-long class focusing on the Wyeth family and the artwork inspired by Maine's natural beauty. Class runs 10 am to 4 pm June 24-28, 2024. Course Description: Maine is more than the easternmost state; it is an imagined region that has captivated artists, writers, and promoters for over two centuries. […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Picturing Maine: the Wyeth Family in Historical Context with Victoria Wyeth & Margaret Creighton

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us for an immersive week-long class focusing on the Wyeth family and the artwork inspired by Maine's natural beauty. Class runs 10 am to 4 pm June 24-28, 2024. Course Description: Maine is more than the easternmost state; it is an imagined region that has captivated artists, writers, and promoters for over two centuries. […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Picturing Maine: the Wyeth Family in Historical Context with Victoria Wyeth & Margaret Creighton

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us for an immersive week-long class focusing on the Wyeth family and the artwork inspired by Maine's natural beauty. Class runs 10 am to 4 pm June 24-28, 2024. Course Description: Maine is more than the easternmost state; it is an imagined region that has captivated artists, writers, and promoters for over two centuries. […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Picturing Maine: the Wyeth Family in Historical Context with Victoria Wyeth & Margaret Creighton

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us for an immersive week-long class focusing on the Wyeth family and the artwork inspired by Maine's natural beauty. Class runs 10 am to 4 pm June 24-28, 2024. Course Description: Maine is more than the easternmost state; it is an imagined region that has captivated artists, writers, and promoters for over two centuries. […]

First Fridays

First Friday: Opening of Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us every Friday of 2024 for an evening of art, culture, and community at First Fridays! First Fridays at the Farnsworth will delight and surprise visitors with unique programming themed to our exhibitions and offering a variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. In July, join us to celebrate the opening […]

Youth/Family

The Puppet Show: Youth Summer Art Camp!

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This is a five-day summer camp, and runs Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 from 9 am to 3 pm, with a final performance on Friday, July 12. Do you have a love of theater and art? Have you ever wanted to put on your very own puppet show? The Farnsworth summer camp experience […]

Youth/Family

The Puppet Show: Youth Summer Art Camp!

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This is a five-day summer camp, and runs Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 from 9 am to 3 pm, with a final performance on Friday, July 12. Do you have a love of theater and art? Have you ever wanted to put on your very own puppet show? The Farnsworth summer camp experience […]

Youth/Family

The Puppet Show: Youth Summer Art Camp!

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This is a five-day summer camp, and runs Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 from 9 am to 3 pm, with a final performance on Friday, July 12. Do you have a love of theater and art? Have you ever wanted to put on your very own puppet show? The Farnsworth summer camp experience […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Member Event Patron Event

WYETH DAY LECTURE: Artist Jamie Wyeth in Conversation

The Strand Theatre 345 Main St, Rockland, ME, United States

Our annual Wyeth Day lecture brings Jamie Wyeth (born 1946) to The Strand to discuss his current exhibition Unsettled, and his honest exploration of intriguing, often disconcerting imagery highlighted through this Summer exhibition. Frequently countered and even hidden by Wyeth’s fuller body of work—particularly his well-known coastal views and farmscapes—the darker and more troubling imagery is constant […]

Youth/Family

The Puppet Show: Youth Summer Art Camp!

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This is a five-day summer camp, and runs Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 from 9 am to 3 pm, with a final performance on Friday, July 12. Do you have a love of theater and art? Have you ever wanted to put on your very own puppet show? The Farnsworth summer camp experience […]

Youth/Family

The Puppet Show: Youth Summer Art Camp!

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This is a five-day summer camp, and runs Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 from 9 am to 3 pm, with a final performance on Friday, July 12. Do you have a love of theater and art? Have you ever wanted to put on your very own puppet show? The Farnsworth summer camp experience […]

The Summer Show 2024

Wyeth Center 47 Union Street, Rockland, ME, United States

For Sponsors and their guests Reserve your spot and become a sponsor for The Summer Show: an unforgettable evening at the Farnsworth Art Museum. The evening raises critical funds for groundbreaking exhibitions and inspirational education programs that introduce the arts to generations to come. Art inspires, engages, and transforms community. In this spirit, we ask […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Community Event Youth/Family

Summer Music Series: Bowdoin International Music Festival

Farnsworth Library 16 Museum Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Join us for a delightful summer concert in collaboration with the Bowdoin International Music Festival. This concert, featuring an ensemble of talented Festival Young Artists, will include a variety of classical music repertoire and last 45 minutes to 1 hour. The Bowdoin summer music festival program provides an intensive and in-depth exploration of chamber and […]

Art Studio Youth/Family

Cyanotype Printing & Pamphlet Books with Katama Murray

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Experiment with natural patterns and mindful making through a hands-on workshop focusing on cyanotypes! This class will focus on the basics of cyanotype printing techniques with fabric and paper to create a series of prints, fabric patches and a hand-bound book. Dive into the realm of this photographic printmaking process and book art method in […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Joyce Tenneson: A Photographer’s Life

Farnsworth Auditorium 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME, United States

Joyce Tenneson has embarked on a remarkable career that has taken her from national to international galleries, and has been featured in magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. Her images of women, strong and resilient with voices of inspiration and courage, particularly resonate with many audiences. Tenneson will present her talk […]

First Fridays

First Friday: Celebrating the Maine in America Award

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us every Friday of 2024 for an evening of art, culture, and community at First Fridays! First Fridays at the Farnsworth will delight and surprise visitors with unique programming themed to our exhibitions and offering a variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. In August, join us to celebrate the Maine […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

WRITING OUT THE STORM- A Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

This program takes place on Zoom over three consecutive days from Monday, August 12th through Wednesday, August 14th; there will be a poetry reading in person on Friday, August 16th at 11 am. How does poetry allow us to both write & ride out the storms in our lives and in the world? In this […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

WRITING OUT THE STORM- A Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

This program takes place on Zoom over three consecutive days from Monday, August 12th through Wednesday, August 14th; there will be a poetry reading in person on Friday, August 16th at 11 am. How does poetry allow us to both write & ride out the storms in our lives and in the world? In this […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

WRITING OUT THE STORM- A Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

This program takes place on Zoom over three consecutive days from Monday, August 12th through Wednesday, August 14th; there will be a poetry reading in person on Friday, August 16th at 11 am. How does poetry allow us to both write & ride out the storms in our lives and in the world? In this […]

Art Studio Youth/Family

No Fear Abstract Painting! with Helene Farrar

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Enjoy a three-hour playful workshop exploring how to create your own abstract painting using pourable paint, squeegies, pantone color cards, and line on paper!  Truly a FUN experience to share with a friend or family member.  Looking first to the Farnsworth's exhibition of Lynne Drexler for inspiration, we will dig deep in a short amount […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Anneli Skaar: The Artful Journey

Farnsworth Auditorium 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME, United States

The Annual Stephen May and Kathryn B. Wilson Lecture Anneli Skaar (b. 1969) is a Norwegian-American artist and award-winning designer who lives in Camden, Maine. Primarily a painter, she also works in a variety of mediums from fine press techniques to pen and ink in order to create limited edition artist books. Her artist books […]

Art Studio

Plein-Air on the Rockland Waterfront, with Elizabeth O’Reilly

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This class takes place over three consecutive days; Monday, August 19th - Wednesday, August 21st. This plein air workshop will be conducted primarily in oil paint on the Rockland waterfront. With the Marsden Hartley exhibition at the Farnsworth as our inspiration and launching pad, we will begin our workshop in the museum with “Give Us […]

Art Studio

Plein-Air on the Rockland Waterfront, with Elizabeth O’Reilly

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This class takes place over three consecutive days; Monday, August 19th - Wednesday, August 21st. This plein air workshop will be conducted primarily in oil paint on the Rockland waterfront. With the Marsden Hartley exhibition at the Farnsworth as our inspiration and launching pad, we will begin our workshop in the museum with “Give Us […]

Art Studio

Plein-Air on the Rockland Waterfront, with Elizabeth O’Reilly

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

This class takes place over three consecutive days; Monday, August 19th - Wednesday, August 21st. This plein air workshop will be conducted primarily in oil paint on the Rockland waterfront. With the Marsden Hartley exhibition at the Farnsworth as our inspiration and launching pad, we will begin our workshop in the museum with “Give Us […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

The Power of the Unicorn: A Lecture by Barbara Boehm

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

This lecture by Barbara Boehm discusses unicorns; dismissed today as the stuff of legend, they continue to entrance the young and to inspire the creative, as the dreamy paintings of Emilie Stark-Menneg clearly demonstrate. But for Medieval and Renaissance Europeans, they were elusive beasts worthy of serious research and analysis. This lecture will trace the […]

Art Studio Youth/Family

Drawing on the Imagination! Gallery Sketching with Jude Valentine

Farnsworth Art Museum 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME, United States

Join us for this interactive gallery experience! We’ll start with a facilitated discuss on abstraction, comparing and contrasting two abstract works on view. Using an example each of Lynne Drexler and Andrew Wyeth's works, artist and educator Jude Valentine will lead a Visual Thinking Strategies discussion, followed with prompts and pointers to further develop your […]

First Fridays

First Friday: September 6, 2024

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us every Friday of 2024 for an evening of art, culture, and community at First Fridays! First Fridays at the Farnsworth will delight and surprise visitors with unique programming themed to our exhibitions and offering a variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. Join us in September - more details to […]

Art Studio Youth/Family

Drawing on the Imagination! Gallery Sketching with Jude Valentine

Farnsworth Art Museum 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME, United States

Join us for this interactive gallery experience! We’ll start with a facilitated discuss on storytelling through art. Using two examples of Louise Nevelson's works, artist and educator Jude Valentine will lead a Visual Thinking Strategies discussion, followed with prompts and pointers to further develop your own drawing and perceiving abilities. Using paper and pencil, you […]

First Fridays

First Friday: October 4, 2024

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us every Friday of 2024 for an evening of art, culture, and community at First Fridays! First Fridays at the Farnsworth will delight and surprise visitors with unique programming themed to our exhibitions and offering a variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. Join us in October - more details to […]

Art Studio

Rosa Rugosa Flower Making with Anneli Skaar

Gamble Education Center 9 Grace Street, Rockland, ME, United States

Come spend an enjoyable day learning the art of paper flower making, and make your very own Rosa Rugosa paper flower in the studio! This is a very satisfying flower to create; the branch includes realistic looking rose hips as well. This is an ideal project for anyone wanting to expand their creativity and learn a […]

First Fridays

First Friday: November 1, 2024

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us every Friday of 2024 for an evening of art, culture, and community at First Fridays! First Fridays at the Farnsworth will delight and surprise visitors with unique programming themed to our exhibitions and offering a variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. Join us in November - more details to […]

First Fridays

First Friday: December 6, 2024

Farnsworth Galleries and Auditorium 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine, United States

Join us every Friday of 2024 for an evening of art, culture, and community at First Fridays! First Fridays at the Farnsworth will delight and surprise visitors with unique programming themed to our exhibitions and offering a variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. Join us in December - more details to […]