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Adults Programs and Lectures

Notes from the Sea: Pre-Concert Gallery Talk with Gwendolyn Loomis Smith

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

Join Phyllis Wyeth Director of Learning and Engagement Gwendolyn Loomis Smith for a pre-concert gallery talk of the current exhibition, Marsden Hartley and the Sea. This talk will provide context on Marsden Hartley, his life, and provide an opportunity to view the visual inspiration for the upcoming concert, Notes from the Sea: Marsden Hartley through […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Notes from the Sea: Marsden Hartley Through Music

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

Join Boston-based duo Daniel Kurganov and Constantine Finehouse as they present a violin concert aimed at bridging the worlds of art and music, celebrating the life of Marsden Hartley and the dawn of modernism. This program weaves through the serene landscapes of New England, the vibrant streets of Paris, and the majestic expanse of the […]

Art Studio

Spring Blooms: An Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Hélène Farrar

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

Tuesday and Wednesday , April 16 and 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Whatever your relationship to flowers – an avid gardener, a giver or receiver of a bouquet, or someone with a creative eye - we are excited to bring you a playful workshop looking at summer blooms and the ancient medium of encaustic. Join Artist […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Winter Music Series: Owen Kennedy and Ben Foss

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

Fiddler Owen Kennedy and multi-instrumentalist Ben Foss play a selection of traditional New England favorites: energetic contradance tunes on guitar and fiddle, close harmony twin fiddling, and a classic waltz or two. They will also share tunes from Scotland and Scandinavia, a couple of originals, and a song or two. This young duo has been […]

Art Studio

Still Life: A Study in Egg Tempera Painting with Barbara Thomas

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

In this two-day intensive, students will learn the ancient process of painting with egg tempera, inspired by the iconic tempera works of Andrew Wyeth. Beginning with a short look in the galleries at a few tempera works, we’ll observe the work in detail and sketch from a work. In the studio students will practice the […]

Art Studio

Still Life: A Study in Egg Tempera Painting with Barbara Thomas

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

In this two-day intensive, students will learn the ancient process of painting with egg tempera, inspired by the iconic tempera works of Andrew Wyeth. Beginning with a short look in the galleries at a few tempera works, we’ll observe the work in detail and sketch from a work. In the studio students will practice the […]

First Fridays

First Friday: Celebrating Color

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 May, join us to celebrate color in […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Conversing with Unicorns: Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop with John Paul Caponigro

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

Join John Paul Caponigro, an internationally exhibited artist and published writer, as he leads a special event exploring the intersection of art and writing. Using creative writing, the workshop will savor Emilie Stark-Menneg's new exhibition Thread of Her Scent, a new series of paintings that reimagines the stories of the unicorn in The Unicorn Tapestries […]

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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Artists on Art Series: Emilie Stark-Menneg

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

Join Farnsworth Chief Curator Jaime DeSimone with Harpswell-based painter Emilie Stark-Menneg (born 1984) as they discuss her artistic process and her new body of work created for the Momentum exhibition series. These paintings draw inspiration from the story of the unicorn, visible in The Unicorn Tapestries at the MET Cloisters and The Lady and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 20th. 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 20th. 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 20th. 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 […]

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 […]