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Online Watercolor Course: Autumn in New England, with artist Erica Qualey

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Tuesdays, Nov 1-22, 2022  3–5 pm, on Zoom Autumn in New England is a feast for our eyes with glowing yellows, oranges, and reds, but can also be one of the most challenging seasons to capture in a painting. In this Tuesday afternoon weekly class, we will discuss all things trees, one of my favorite […]

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Third Sunday Tour at 10—December 2022

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

Join educators from the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art for a thematic discussion to compare and contrast works from both organizations' current exhibitions. Participants will visit each art institution in-person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic vision. Please register for this event by noon on the preceding […]

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Closer Look: Chief Curator Jaime DeSimone on Louise Nevelson & The Farnsworth

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

This lecture will take place on Zoom Join the Farnsworth’s Chief Curator, Jaime DeSimone, for a virtual talk about Louise Nevelson and her relationship with the Farnsworth, growth of the Nevelson collection, and exhibition history.   Between 1981 and 1985, Nevelson and other members of her family donated more than eighty paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and […]

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Celebrate Millay: Poet of Rebellion & Bravado

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

Celebrating the 131st Birthday of Edna St Vincent Millay Co-sponsored by Millay House Rockland Edna St. Vincent Millay is the very model of the poet as a rebel. A rebel in high school in Camden, Maine, a feminist during the Jazz Age of the 1920s, a poet who foresaw the horrors of the Great Depression, and a defender […]

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Two X Two: a lunch break tour for members of The Farnsworth and CMCA

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

The Two X Two tours, from noon - 1:00 pm., take participants through current exhibitions, comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Led by a member of the education staff from each organization, the group walks to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic […]

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Educators Connecting Through The Arts

Saturday, April 1, 9:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. at theCenter for Maine Contemporary Art and the Farnsworth Art Museum The Farnsworth Art Museum is partnering with the Center for Maine Contemporary Art to host the 2023 professional development open to all Maine educators, with support from the Maine Arts Education Association (MAEA). Museum education staff at both institutions will guide […]

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A Slave Ship called Malaga – told by Antonio Rocha

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

This program in in partnership with Portland Ovations. The Malaga was a 183 ton brig built in Brunswick, Maine by Joseph Badger in 1832. Not long after launch, the ship found itself a part of the Transatlantic slave trade, despite the 1808 law that prohibited the importation of enslaved people. The Malaga Ship Story is […]

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Two X Two: a lunch break tour for members of The Farnsworth and CMCA

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

The Two X Two tours, from noon - 1:00 pm., take participants through current exhibitions, comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Led by a member of the education staff from each organization.  The group walks to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic […]

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First Friday at the Farnsworth—May 2023

Join us on Friday, May 5, from 4-7 p.m. for another First Friday at the Farnsworth! The event, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk, offers free admission to the public to the Farnsworth's galleries. This is the 14th consecutive year that First National Bank has sponsored the event for the Farnsworth, […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Two X Two: a lunch break tour for members of The Farnsworth and CMCA

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

The Two X Two tours, from noon - 1:00 pm., take participants through current exhibitions, comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Led by a member of the education staff from each organization.  The group walks to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic […]

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First Friday at the Farnsworth—June 2023

Join us on Friday, June 2, from 5-8 p.m. for another First Friday at the Farnsworth! The event, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk, offers free admission to the public to the Farnsworth's galleries. This is the 14th consecutive year that First National Bank has sponsored the event for the Farnsworth, […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Two X Two: a lunch break tour for members of The Farnsworth and CMCA

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

The Two X Two tours, from noon - 1:00 pm., take participants through current exhibitions, comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Led by a member of the education staff from each organization.  The group walks to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic […]

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Behind the Scenes of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth: Rockland Maine

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Wednesday, June 28, 7 p.m., on Zoom Did you know that the Wyeth Study Center has two locations: at the Farnsworth Art Museum and at Brandywine in Chadds Ford, PA? Leith MacDonald, one of the Brandywine staff based at the Farnsworth, is the curator of an exciting new exhibition there that is the focus of […]

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First Friday at the Farnsworth—July 2023

Join us on Friday, July 7, from 5-8 p.m. for another First Friday at the Farnsworth! The event, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk, offers free admission to the public to the Farnsworth's galleries. This is the 14th consecutive year that First National Bank has sponsored the event for the Farnsworth, […]

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Wyeth Day Lecture: Up Close with Wyeth and Hopper

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

with Dr. Kim Conaty, Whitney Museum Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, and Dr. Will Coleman, Wyeth Foundation Curator and Director of Andrew & Betsy Wyeth Study Center Join us at Rockland’s Strand Theatre for a lively conversation to celebrate Andrew Wyeth’s birthday. Farnsworth Chief Curator Jaime DeSimone will be joined by […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Member Event

Member Tours of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth: Rockland, Maine

This remarkable exhibition is an unprecedented opportunity to view artworks by two great American artists in the city that inspired them. Edward Hopper is famed for his portrayal of the big city and its disconnection, while Andrew Wyeth is revered for his depiction of rural isolation–despite these clear differences, both artists explored our beloved Rockland […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Member Event

Member Tours of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth: Rockland, Maine

This remarkable exhibition is an unprecedented opportunity to view artworks by two great American artists in the city that inspired them. Edward Hopper is famed for his portrayal of the big city and its disconnection, while Andrew Wyeth is revered for his depiction of rural isolation–despite these clear differences, both artists explored our beloved Rockland […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Member Event

Member Tours of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth: Rockland, Maine

This remarkable exhibition is an unprecedented opportunity to view artworks by two great American artists in the city that inspired them. Edward Hopper is famed for his portrayal of the big city and its disconnection, while Andrew Wyeth is revered for his depiction of rural isolation–despite these clear differences, both artists explored our beloved Rockland […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Member Event

Member Tours of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth: Rockland, Maine

This remarkable exhibition is an unprecedented opportunity to view artworks by two great American artists in the city that inspired them. Edward Hopper is famed for his portrayal of the big city and its disconnection, while Andrew Wyeth is revered for his depiction of rural isolation–despite these clear differences, both artists explored our beloved Rockland […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Two X Two: a lunch break tour for members of The Farnsworth and CMCA

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

The Two X Two tours, from noon - 1:00 pm., take participants through current exhibitions, comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Led by a member of the education staff from each organization.  The group walks to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic […]

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First Friday at the Farnsworth—August 2023

Join us on Friday, August 4, from 5-8 p.m. for another First Friday at the Farnsworth! The event, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk, offers free admission to the public to the Farnsworth's galleries. This is the 14th consecutive year that First National Bank has sponsored the event for the Farnsworth, […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Two X Two: a lunch break tour for members of The Farnsworth and CMCA

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

The Two X Two tours, from noon - 1:00 pm., take participants through current exhibitions, comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Led by a member of the education staff from each organization.  The group walks to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic […]

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Real and Imagined Places: Poetry Reading with Kathleen Ellis

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

Join poet Kathleen Ellis for our annual poetry reading at the Farnsworth Museum, bring a poem to recite and share with the vibrant midcoast poetry community.  The Farnsworth is happy to announce this program is free and open to the public, donations are welcome to support continued education at the museum. Cost: Free to the […]

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Daniel Minter, Visual Storyteller

The Annual Stephen May and Kathryn B. Wilson Lecture Daniel Minter is an American artist known for his work in the mediums of painting and assemblage. He is a visual storyteller and accomplished illustrator. Minter’s artwork reflects abiding themes of displacement and diaspora; ordinary/extraordinary blackness; spirituality in the Afro-Atlantic world; and the (re)creation of meanings […]

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Artists on Art: Kathy Butterly and Tom Burkhardt in conversation with Jaime DeSimone

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

Join us for a fun conversation with two artists who have recently had their works acquired by the Farnsworth, Kathy Butterly, and Tom Burkhardt. Exploring concepts of color, form, and process, Farnsworth Chief Curator Jaime DeSimone will moderate this lively conversation—the perfect way to spend a Summer afternoon at the museum. Cost: $10; $8 for […]

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Painting the Inhabited Landscape—a live zoom lecture with the author Margaretta Lovell

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Margaretta Lovell presents a fascinating new study on iconic artist Fitz Henry Lane with connections to land, global economy, history, and American culture.  Join the Farnsworth in a live zoom book lecture with the author as we explore Lane’s contributions to how Americans, especially New Englanders, view their land as sustainable, productive and balanced. Margaretta […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Two X Two: a lunch break tour for members of The Farnsworth and CMCA

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

The Two X Two tours, from noon - 1:00 pm., take participants through current exhibitions, comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Led by a member of the education staff from each organization.  The group walks to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Community Event

“The Firefly Experience” with Firefly the Hybrid

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

Firefly, a member of the Penobscot Nation and traditional culture keeper of the Wabanaki, seeks to illuminate the beauty and power of his ancient Indigenous culture through a performance of electrifying music, visuals, storytelling, and creativity in a modern context.  Firefly brings his hyper-creativity to the Strand stage in partnership with the Farnsworth Art Museum, […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Two X Two: a lunch break tour for members of The Farnsworth and CMCA

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

The Two X Two tours, from noon - 1:00 pm., take participants through current exhibitions, comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Led by a member of the education staff from each organization.  The group walks to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic […]

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Every Leaf & Twig: Andrew Wyeth’s Botanical Imagination, a Virtual Talk

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

This program will take place on Zoom How do Andrew Wyeth's depictions of nature celebrate the spirit of the environment in Maine where he painted? Join us on November 15th at 1 p.m. for a virtual conversation about the new exhibition now on view at the Farnsworth through March 24, 2024. This talk will feature […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Collective Event

Artists on Art with Elizabeth Atterbury

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

Please join us for the next installment of our Artists on Art series, featuring the talented Elizabeth Atterbury. Atterbury specializes in utilizing paper, wood, and clay as her artistic mediums to investigate how altering scale and manipulating spatial perception can transform the appearance of an object. Join the artist in the galleries to view Second […]

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PechaKucha Night

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

PechaKucha Night, an evening of visual storytelling, returns to Midcoast Maine! This edition takes place at the Strand, with a reception immediately following at CMCA (Center for Maine Contemporary Art). PechaKucha Night events celebrate the people, passion, and creativity in our community. The format is a unique presentation style where ideas and works are shared […]

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 Prints for the People: A Virtual Talk with Jane Bianco

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

This program will take place on zoom. Join the Farnsworth’s curator, Jane Bianco, for a virtual talk on the exhibition, Prints for the People, currently on view at the Farnsworth Art Museum.The graphic arts flourished between the stock market crash of 1929 and the United States’ entry into World War II. Associated American Artists (AAA), […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Collective Event Community Event

Artists on Art Series: Rachel Gloria Adams and Ryan Adams

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

Rachel Gloria Adams and Ryan Adams are an artist team based out of Portland, Maine. They recently created the site-specific mural, You Showed Me Love, on the Farnsworth Art Museum’s campus. This collaborative project merges the artists’ signature styles of vibrant graphic patterns of natural worlds and gem-like lettering. In addition to their work at […]

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Winter Music Series: Elsie Gawler and Ethan Tischler

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

Elsie Gawler and Ethan Stokes Tischler deliver original and traditional songs and tunes that come straight from the heart. These New England based songsters, on fiddle, guitar, vocals, cello, and banjo, bring together their unique musical backgrounds to create rich original sounds that weave together musical worlds of past, present, and a hopeful future. Elsie […]

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Celebrate Millay: Millay in Fourteen Lines

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

This event is sold out. Celebrating the 132nd Birthday of Edna St Vincent Millay Co-sponsored by Millay House Rockland Considered one of the finest sonneteers in English, Pulitzer Prize poet Edna St. VincentMillay wrote dozens of sonnets from her early years in Camden, Maine to her later yearsin New York. Millay’s sonnets navigate the dichotomy of […]

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Artists on Art with Ayumi Horie

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

Please join us for the next installment of our Artists on Art series, featuring Ayumi Horie. As part of March's First Friday celebration, this lecture is free and open to the public. Ayumi is a ceramicist based out of Portland, Maine, who believes that the best handmade pottery encourages connections between people and makes daily […]

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Winter Music Series: Ben Cosgrove

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

Join us in our cozy library as we welcome Ben Cosgrove for the second installment of our Winter Concert Series. Enjoy Ben's brilliant piano compositions that explore his deep and abiding interests in landscape, geography, place, and environment. For years, he has been fascinated and inspired by the different ways people understand and interact with […]

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PechaKucha Night

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

PechaKucha Night, an evening of visual storytelling, celebrates the people, passion, and creativity in our community. The format is a unique presentation style where ideas and works are shared with 20-image, 20-second-per-image slideshows. Each of the evening’s presenters will provide a six minute and 40 second glimpse into their craft. Presenters for this edition (Midcoast […]

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Prints for the People: A Gallery Walk with Jane Bianco

Join the Farnsworth’s curator, Jane Bianco, for a discussion and guided walk through the galleries to view the exhibition, Prints for the People, currently on view at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Guests will have the opportunity to interact, ask questions, and gain deeper insight into the history and meaning of the prints on view. The […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]