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Breaking New Territory: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Mondays and Wednesdays; August 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 10 am to 12 noon, on Zoom Where are we going? Where have we been? Using maps and other guideposts in this two-week live Zoom workshop, we will explore the theme of breaking new territory and the voices we carry with us in times of […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Preparing to Paint the Landscape en Plein Air with Barbara Thomas

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Monday, August 8 from 1 to 3 pm, Online via Zoom In this single-session Zoom workshop, instructor Barbara Thomas will lead students through the rudiments of landscape painting: composition, light and shadow, how to create distance, and specific techniques for clouds, trees, grass, water, and other landscape elements.  Open to all artists who want tips […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Breaking New Territory: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Mondays and Wednesdays; August 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 10 am to 12 noon, on Zoom Where are we going? Where have we been? Using maps and other guideposts in this two-week live Zoom workshop, we will explore the theme of breaking new territory and the voices we carry with us in times of […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Ashley Bryan, the Poet

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

A Farnsworth event In collaboration with the Poet’s Corner, the Farnsworth presents Poet Carl Little and Portland Poet Laureate Maya Williams in a celebration of Ashley’s poetry. The event is free to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Farnsworth current and prospective members are invited to attend a poetry reading to celebrate […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Breaking New Territory: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Mondays and Wednesdays; August 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 10 am to 12 noon, on Zoom Where are we going? Where have we been? Using maps and other guideposts in this two-week live Zoom workshop, we will explore the theme of breaking new territory and the voices we carry with us in times of […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Breaking New Territory: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Mondays and Wednesdays; August 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 10 am to 12 noon, on Zoom Where are we going? Where have we been? Using maps and other guideposts in this two-week live Zoom workshop, we will explore the theme of breaking new territory and the voices we carry with us in times of […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Summer Blooms: An Introduction to Encaustic Painting with Hélène Farrar

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

In-person at the Gamble Center on the Farnsworth Campus 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 to summer blooms and the ancient medium of encaustic. Join Artist Hélène Farrar in […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Crescent Moon Rising!/ Poems of Crisis & Renewal: A poetry reading hosted by Kathleen Ellis

This program will take place on Zoom , United States

Thursday, August 18 at 5pm, on Zoom .Join members of the long-standing poetry workshops offered each summer by Kathleen Ellis as they share their work. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Cost: Free and open to the public, but registration is required

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Third Sunday Tour at 10—August 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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Leonard Baskin, Artist and Storyteller: A Panel Discussion with Stephen Hannock, Aprile Gallant, and Circle of Friends

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

The Annual Stephen May and Kathryn B. Wilson Lecture In conjunction with our Leonard Baskin exhibition, the Farnsworth Art Museum presents a lively panel discussion with some of those who knew the artist and his work best: Curator Aprile Gallant from Smith College Museum of Art, Hosea Baskin former printer and antiquarian bookseller, artist Stephen […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Plein Air Landscape for Beginning Painters with Barbara Thomas

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

In-person at the Gamble Center and on the campus of the Farnsworth Art Museum Plein Air Landscape Painting in Beautiful Maine: This is an exciting opportunity to experience nature and capture it in a painting. Instructor Barbara Thomas will lead students in painting the outdoors, experiencing the beauty of the landscape, and capturing it on paper […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Plein Air Workshop for Experienced Painters with Barbara Thomas

Monday, August 29 from 9 am to 3 pmIn-person on the Farnsworth Campus and in downtown Rockland Come spend a day refining your technique and learning tips and tricks about painting in plein air from a professional plein air painter. This class is open to experienced painters. We’ll be working within the Rockland waterfront park […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there […]

Event Series Highlight Tours
Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

Highlight Tours

Docents lead conversational gallery walk-throughs featuring favorite artworks from the collection on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and at1:00 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby and last about 45 minutes. Highlight tours are complimentary with admission, but space may be limited. Please ask to be included at the admission desk and if there is […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Third Sunday Tour at 10—September 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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Clay Relief Sculpture 101 with Randy Fein

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

In-person in the Gamble Center on the Farnsworth Campus This one-day workshop will give you the tools to sculpt a bas-relief sculpture in clay. A bas-relief sculpture features subjects protruding slightly from the background, placing an emphasis on texture, light, shadow, and perspective. This sculptural approach is perfect for creating clay work to be displayed […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

The Silver Duo, Cello and Piano Concert: Inspired by Ashley Bryan

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

Inspired by our Ashley Bryan exhibition, and Ashley’s love of music through his attending a Pablo Casals rehearsal of Bach in Prades France in 1950, we are delighted to bring you a wonderful performance of cello and piano by the acclaimed Silver Duo. This concert of Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 1 in B Flat Major, Op. […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Youth/Family

First Friday at the Farnsworth—October 2022

Join us on Friday October 7, from 4-7 p.m. for the final First Friday at the Farnsworth of the 2022 season! The event, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk, offers free admission to the public to the Farnsworth's galleries. Our Main Street doors, leading right into our galleries, will be open […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Third Sunday Tour at 10—October 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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

Intro to Relief Print Gift Making with Sherrie York

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

Friday November 18, 2022, 9.30 am – 12.30 pmGamble Education Center Join printmaker Sherrie York in this one-day relief-printing workshop to learn a versatile technique that can be applied to both fine art and craft projects. In this introductory workshop we will take inspiration from the changing season to create a block that can be […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

Third Sunday Tour at 10—November 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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures Art Studio

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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

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 […]

Adults Programs and Lectures

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 […]