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August 2019

Handprint Turkeys and Cotton Ball Snowmen: Is There Hope for an Artful America?

August 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Art advocate and educator Bridget Matros connects the dots between the quality of preschool art-making experiences and the future of the arts—and ultimately society at large—in this compelling talk. Matros urges us to prioritize creative capacities as absolute survival skills for Generation Alpha, and shares strategies from her early intervention work at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. Q&A to follow. This program is part of Uncork the Arts, sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance. Bridget Matros graduated from Oberlin College having…

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September 2019

Andrew Wyeth: Childhood

September 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Talk by Leith MacDonald How can a creative upbringing affect an artist’s output? The Andrew Wyeth’s WWI exhibition explains how a childhood fascination with World War I, complete with music and costume play, developed into masterpieces in paint, paper, and panel. Using the exhibition as a point of departure, Leith MacDonald will explore other connections between Andrew Wyeth’s childhood and his mature work. Leith MacDonald is an artist, curator, and educator based in midcoast Maine. Cost: Free after admission

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SMALL TOWN CITY: A Work in Progress

September 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Local filmmakers Susan Aasen and Scott Sell are making a documentary about Rockland’s continual evolution—as told by Rockland, Maine. On-camera interviews are woven together to tell a story of Rockland’s burgeoning creative community, underpinned by the arts and institutions like the Farnsworth and CMCA. The documentary explores the spirit of collaboration that binds the city together across all kinds of creative pursuits. Come screen a short rough cut of the film featuring your friends and neighbors, and join the filmmakers…

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October 2019

A Different Voice: A Talk by Katharine Cobey

October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, Maine 04841 United States
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Cushing, Maine fiber artist Katharine Cobey builds three-dimensional forms by knitting with unusual fibers, metal wires, and plastics. Her stitches give shape to her viewpoints, integrating and shaping magical costumes or emblems of memory and loss. Cobey, whose exhibition Katharine Cobey: A Different Voice is on view at the Farnsworth Art Museum October 5, 2019 through April 12, 2020, started knitting when she was eleven as she watched her grandmother. Not until after she had become a published poet and…

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December 2019

Book Signing with Jamie Wyeth and Bruce Mowday

December 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Enter Through Museum Store United States

Join us on Tuesday, December 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., for a very special book signing by artist Jamie Wyeth and author Bruce Mowday. The signing, in conjunction with the recent publication of Mowday’s book Stealing Wyeth, will be preceded by a short talk by the author. Those wishing to attend are invited to enter the museum through the Museum Store, on the corner of Main Street and Elm Street in Rockland. This event is free to the public. In 1982,…

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January 2020

Art Lifts All

January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art has the power to lift individuals, institutions and communities. Join three women leaders in the Maine arts community, Susan Danly, former Senior Curator at the Portland Museum of Art, CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy, and Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Director Donna McNeil, for an inspiring discussion on how their careers in the arts has led to mentorship and community building. Moderator is Farnsworth Director of Education Vas Prabhu. Participants are invited to stay for refreshments and further conversation following the presentation. This…

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Rockland, Maine: Rise and Renewal

January 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium United States + Google Map

A Talk by John Bird Focusing on the people and other key factors that shaped the story, Rockland, Maine: Rise and Renewal by John Bird chronicles Rockland’s beginnings as part of Thomaston, its rapid rise and separation from the parent community, and its cultural and material maturation followed by signs of stagnation and decline, concluding with a description of its cultural and economic reinvigoration. John Bird grew up in Rockland, Maine. Following graduation from Bowdoin College, he began a 30-year…

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PechaKucha Night

January 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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Open, spontaneous, fun: these are a few words that have been used to describe how PechaKucha brings together people and ideas for an evening of visual storytelling. Reception to follow. The Farnsworth is a proud partner and cofounder of PechaKucha Midcoast Maine. Cost: $5 at the door

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February 2020

Giorgio de Chirico and the Fickleness of Inspiration

February 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Talk by Sam CadyGiorgio de Chirico's early metaphysical paintings are among artist Sam Cady’s favorite works in all of art history. He worked from revelations or inspirations of insight into ideas and feelings. But those revelations often contradicted each other, creating confusions and conflicts within his body of work. Cady will discuss these confusions and conflicts and talk about why he thinks the early metaphysical ones were brilliant beyond compare. Cost: $15; $10 museum members, including gallery admission

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Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design

February 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Talk by Exhibition Curator Angela Waldron Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design examines the heyday of book cover design from the 1890s through the 1930s, a time of great artistic experimentation influenced by the aesthetics of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement. During this period, women created thousands of book cover designs for the mass market, from simple one-color stamped designs to more elaborate multi-color designs, some which were stunningly beautiful works of art in and…

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Naturally Vincent: Millay as Eco-Poet

February 23, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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To what purpose, April, do you return again? Beauty is not enough. —Edna St. Vincent Millay, from “Spring” Celebrate the 128th birthday of Pulitzer Prize poet Edna St. Vincent Millay with Maine poets reading letters and poems that focus on Millay’s evolution from an inveterate Romantic poet to a full-fledged eco-poet. Poets will also read their own poems about nature as well as the poetry of Abbie Huston Evans. Millay published her first poem, “Forest Trees,” at the age of…

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Eliot Porter: All the Wild Places

February 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Elliot Porter, White Aspens, Colorado, 1967, Dye transfer print, 8 x 10 3/8 in., Gift from the Textile Arts Foundation (Nancy Hemenway and Robert Barton), 1996.15.11

Talk by Farnsworth Curator Jane Bianco Among America’s foremost twentieth-century photographers, Eliot Furness Porter (1901–1990) is celebrated for his role in establishing color photography as an important art form. The Farnsworth collection includes about fifty of his images, many shot in Maine. Porter is known for his bird photographs made over his lifetime, and for his color photographs whose subjects span the globe and reveal nature’s wondrous configurations of layer and pattern. In travels between New England and the Southwest,…

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March 2020

CANCELED Jonathan Fisher: An Early Maine Polymath

March 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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This event has been canceled due to the temporary museum closure. Talk by Farnsworth Curator Jane Bianco Religious belief directed Jonathan Fisher (1768–1847) as the first congregational minister in Blue Hill, Maine, but encyclopedic interests, sustained throughout his lifetime, likewise nourished his mind and soul. Raised and educated in Massachusetts, Fisher graduated from Harvard University in 1795 with a degree in divinity and accomplishments in art and mathematics. He lived for the greater part of his life in Blue Hill, the…

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July 2020

Wyeth Day 2020—View from Brandywine: The Wyeths in Pennsylvania

July 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for the twelfth annual Wyeth Day, celebrating Andrew Wyeth's birthday, which was officially proclaimed as Wyeth Day in 2009, by Governor John Baldacci. This year, we have invited Virginia Logan and Tom Padon of the Brandywine River Conservancy and Art Museum, located in Pennsylvania, to speak about the extraordinary contributions of the Wyeth Family to the Brandywine region. Virginia Logan is the Frolic Weymouth Executive Director and CEO of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, the parent…

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Lecture by Richard Minsky: Modernism in American Book Cover Art, 1872-1930

July 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 25, 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Zoom From the 1870s to the beginning of The Great Depression Modernism came into American homes on book covers. The influence of Japanese woodcuts, the British pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic movements, Art Nouveau, Impressionism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Futurism, and Social Realism all appeared on book covers years or decades before they showed in salons and galleries. Women artists who are the subject of the current Farnsworth Museum exhibition played a major part…

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Northeast Harbor Library Presents a Lecture: Women in American Book Cover Design

July 29, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Lecture by Farnsworth Registrar Angela Waldron presented online via Zoom The presentation Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design examines the heyday of book cover design from the 1890s through the 1930s, a time of great artistic experimentation influenced by the aesthetics of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement. During this period, women created thousands of book cover designs for the mass market, from simple one-color stamped designs to more elaborate multi-color designs, some which were stunningly…

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August 2020

In Conversation: Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K Komanecky and Author Christina Baker Kline

August 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join author Christina Baker Kline and Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Michael K. Komanecky as they discuss the painting Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth. The conversation will be moderated by art historian Carl Little on Monday, August 10 at 7 p.m. on Zoom in partnership with the Jesup Memorial Library. Kline will discuss her interpretation of the “Christina’s World” as an author and Komanecky will focus on the painting’s and Wyeth’s impact from the art world. This event is being…

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Chebacco Chats presents a Lecture by Farnsworth Curator Jane Bianco

August 13, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The August 13 edition of Chebacco Chats will feature art historian and curator Jane Bianco, who will talk about the work of photographer Eliot Porter. whose work is currently on view at the Farnsworth in the exhibition All the Wild Places which Jane Bianco curated. Chebacco Chats is a weekly webinar that features in-depth conversations with historians and curators about topics pertaining to the histories of Mount Desert Island. The show's host, Tim Garrity is the society's historian and editor…

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Brandywine River Museum of Art Presents a Virtual Gallery Talk with Victoria Wyeth

August 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Victoria Browning Wyeth presents a virtual gallery talk to share her uniquely personal perspectives on her grandparents, artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Betsy James Wyeth (1921-2020), through a discussion of Wyeth's paintings. This virtual gallery talk will focus on paintings in the Andrew Wyeth Gallery including portraits of Betsy—his life partner, business manager and muse—which are on view through January 10, 2021 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in honor of Betsy's recent passing.  The…

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Brandywine River Museum of Art Presents a Virtual Gallery Talk with Victoria Wyeth

August 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Victoria Browning Wyeth presents a virtual gallery talk to share her uniquely personal perspectives on her grandparents, artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Betsy James Wyeth (1921-2020), through a discussion of Wyeth’s paintings. This virtual gallery talk will focus on paintings in the Andrew Wyeth Gallery including portraits of Betsy—his life partner, business manager and muse—which are on view through January 10, 2021 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in honor of Betsy’s recent passing. The…

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September 2020

Creating Nansen’s Pastport

September 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Nansen Passport was a passport devised for stateless peoples and refugees in 1922 in post-Great War Europe by Norwegian polar explorer, scientist, diplomat, and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen. Ironically, the unknown regions of the far north that Nansen explored in his youth are today directly connected with climate disruption and sea level rise as well as the far-reaching humanitarian issues that accompany them. How are Nansen’s creative solutions to the great humanitarian crises of his day relevant to the issues…

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Brandywine River Museum of Art Presents a Virtual Gallery Talk with Victoria Wyeth

September 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Victoria Browning Wyeth presents a virtual gallery talk to share her uniquely personal perspectives on her grandparents, artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Betsy James Wyeth (1921-2020), through a discussion of Wyeth’s paintings. This virtual gallery talk will focus on paintings in the Andrew Wyeth Gallery including portraits of Betsy—his life partner, business manager and muse—which are on view through January 10, 2021 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in honor of Betsy’s recent passing The…

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Brandywine River Museum of Art Presents a Virtual Gallery Talk with Victoria Wyeth

September 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Victoria Browning Wyeth presents a virtual gallery talk to share her uniquely personal perspectives on her grandparents, artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and Betsy James Wyeth (1921-2020), through a discussion of Wyeth’s paintings. This virtual gallery talk will focus on paintings in the Andrew Wyeth Gallery including portraits of Betsy—his life partner, business manager and muse—which are on view through January 10, 2021 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in honor of Betsy’s recent passing The…

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October 2020

To the Edge of What’s Possible: The Art and Life of Dale Chihuly with Henry Adams

October 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This talk will take place on Zoom at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Dale Chihuly is widely regarded as the world’s greatest living artist in glass. Again and again, he has invented ways to push forward the boundaries of glass as an art form, to produce things unlike anything seen before. Art Historian Henry Adams, who has been working for the last three years on a biography of Chihuly, will describe Chihuly’s forward-pushing creative process and the ways in which his…

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Crystal Bridges: Building the Collection with Christopher B. Crosman

October 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

This program will take place on Zoom at 2 p.m. Eastern Time Discover how, where and why the permanent collection of Crystal Bridges was created by its patron, Alice Walton. Crosman's talk will be illustrated with key examples in the collection ranging from the beginning of the American Colonial era to the present day.  Christopher Crosman is the founding chief curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  He also served as executive director of the Farnsworth Art Museum (1988…

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November 2020

Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design with Angela Waldron

November 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

This talk will take place online via Zoom at 2 p.m. Eastern Time The presentation Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design examines the heyday of book cover design from the 1890s through the 1930s, a time of great artistic experimentation influenced by the aesthetics of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement.  During this period, women created thousands of book cover designs for the mass market, from simple one-color stamped designs to more elaborate multi-color designs,…

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December 2020

Eliot Porter: All the Wild Places—a Talk by Curator Jane Bianco

December 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elliot Porter, Path in Wood, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, 1981, 16 x 12-3/8 in. 2017.18.2

Offered online via Zoom After attending Harvard Medical School, Eliot Porter (1901-1990) gave up a career as a researcher and teacher in the biological sciences in order to devote himself to photography. His passion for nature, and particularly birds, led him to teach himself the dye transfer process of color film printing, in order to depict nesting birds in their environments. He became a pioneer in the artistry of  color landscape photography, and an advocate for the protection of fragile habitats, as he observed…

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Taking Care Of Rembrandt And Friends: Adventures In Painting Conservation with Sarah Fisher

December 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Sarah Fisher will give a presentation at the Farnsworth Art Museum

This online talk will take place via Zoom at 2 p.m. Eastern Time This is the story of the conservation and treatment of fine art paintings, a story made more personal by tales and examples from the career of conservator Sarah Fisher who was the Head of Painting Conservation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC for many years prior to retiring to Maine. Painting conservation is a fascinating combination of art, craft, and science, and has the…

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January 2021

Fitz Henry Lane from Castine, Maine to San Diego, California with Dr. Derrick Cartwright

January 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Derrick R. Cartwright is Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History at the University of San Diego

Online via Zoom at 2 pm Eastern Time Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865) was the primary painter of New England's coastal landscapes during the mid-nineteenth century. The Farnsworth Museum possesses a fine group of the Gloucester-based artist's works. This talk will consider the work that Lane produced in Maine, with special attention to the images--oil paintings, drawings, and lithographs--he made in Castine, Maine during the 1850s. These images were freighted with meaning, both historical and personal.  One of those paintings, Castine…

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March 2021

Empress of the Environment: Louise Nevelson at a Crossroad with Laurie Wilson

March 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow

Thursday, March 25, 2 pm Eastern TimeOnline via Zoom After two decades of creating celebrated wood sculptures - in 1965-1966 Nevelson turned to new materials, at first plastic and then metal. She also shifted from making work to be seen indoors to creating sculpture to be seen outdoors and began to title her works Atmospheres and Environments. Already seen as one of the Abstract Expressionists her new work qualified her as a Minimalist artist - a little recognized fact. Despite…

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April 2021

“Musée des Beaux Arts”: An Ekphrastic Reading with Carl Little

April 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Online via Zoom beginning at 2 pm Eastern Time In honor of National Poetry Month, poet and art writer Carl Little will combine art and poetry in an aural/visual presentation. The reading of poems by Blake, W.H. Auden, Wislaw Szymborska, Rosanna Warren, William Carpenter and others will be accompanied by the artworks that inspired them, with Brueghel, Renoir, Audubon, and Hopper among the featured artists. In addition to numerous art books, Carl Little is the author of Ocean Drinker: New…

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“Travels with Vincent: A Museum Conservator and Exhibition Adventures” with Sarah Fisher

April 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Online via Zoom How do the great master paintings you see in the wonderful temporary exhibitions here and around the world get to where they are going?  How are they safely packed? How are they protected from damage during travel?  And how does the lending museum know what conditions their prized paintings will meet in a far-off, temporary, exhibition space?  A pivotal figure in this process is the courier, often a conservator from the museum that owns the painting, who…

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Ecopoetry: Voices from the Earth in Crisis

April 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
John Paul Caponigro, Global Warming VI

A Farnsworth Art Museum Program for Earth Day Panel Participants: Carol Bachofner, John Paul Caponigro, Kathleen Ellis, Ellen Goldsmith, and Kristen Lindquist On line via Zoom Through the years, poetry has praised nature, the way painters have tried to capture the beauty of the landscape. With concerns about our environmental crisis, many poets are writing poems that warn and admonish. Poetry invades the mind and heart. The hope is that along with information from scientists the words of poets will…

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May 2021

Members-Only Exhibition Preview

May 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Robert Indiana, The Hartley Elegy Series: The Berlin Series, KvF VI, 1991

Join Farnsworth Director Christopher J. Brownawell and Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky for a special members-only online event! Komanecky will lead Farnsworth members through all of our 2021 exhibitions including Women of Vision; Betsy Wyeth: Partner and Muse; Betsy's Gift: The Works of N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth; and Robert Indiana: The Hartley Elegies. Not a member yet? Now's a perfect time to join! Click on the button below and begin enjoying all of the benefits of membership—including this wonderful…

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Women of Vision Exhibition and Programming Kickoff

May 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Get ready for summer in Maine with a preview of what’s on this season at the Farnsworth. Hear more about special Patron’s programs to honor the Women of Vision. Enjoy a preview of the Women of Vision exhibition and book. There’s so much to look forward to this summer at the Farnsworth! This year the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Maine in America Award honors Women of Vision: thirteen visionary women who have made significant contributions to art and culture in Maine…

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Visual Art and the American Experience with Tuliza Fleming

May 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Join us to learn of the unique process of creating an art gallery and building an art collection for the National Museum of History and Culture with the Interim Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture   Tuliza Fleming is the Interim Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).  During her tenure, she played a critical role in building the Museum’s art collection, served…

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July 2021

Wyeth Day—Betsy’s Gift: A Conversation with Jamie Wyeth

July 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
James Wyeth, Islander, 1975, Oil on canvas, 34 x 44 3/8 inches, Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum

Upon Betsy Wyeth's passing in 2020, the Farnsworth Art Museum received from her bequest twenty-seven works by three generations of Wyeth family artists: six by N.C., two by Andrew, and nineteen by Jamie. Together, they greatly enriched the museum's already strong holdings of their works, and at the same time demonstrate Betsy Wyeth's passion for collecting. Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will talk with Jamie Wyeth about his mother's collecting, and his impressions of the works she left to…

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August 2021

Vera Bock, Book Designer and Illustrator: Her Beguiling Artistry, Her Adventurous Spirit—with Jane Bianco

August 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Online via Zoom Vera Bock studied wood engraving, heraldry design, and manuscript —illumination, and mastered a range of graphic processes used in making art for reproduction in designing and illustrating more than fifty books in her New York studio, employing techniques from relief printing to pen-and-ink drawing to wet-and-dry mixed media painting. She also illustrated magazines, and between 1936 and 1943 designed bold posters for the New Deal era Federal Art Project, on subjects ranging from civic services and labor,…

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Women Artists at Work: A Conversation with Cig Harvey and Katherine Bradford

August 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Join us on Thursday, August 26, on Zoom for a lively conversation with two of our 2021 Women of Vision: artists Cig Harvey and Katherine Bradford. The program will be moderated by independent curator and former CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy. An artist whose practice seeks to find the magic in everyday life, Harvey’s work has been reviewed and featured in the New York Times, BBC, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, the Independent, and New York Magazine. She is the author of…

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September 2021

Robert Indiana: The Hartley Elegies with Michael K. Komanecky

September 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Robert Indiana, The Hartley Elegy Series: The Berlin Series, KvF IV, 1990

Elegy: a song or a poem expressing sorrow, or lamentation for someone who is dead. Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will discuss a group of ten silkscreen prints by Robert Indiana, The Hartley Elegies. Created between 1989 and 1994 along with eighteen related paintings, they were inspired by a 1915 painting by the prominent American modernist Marsden Hartley did in Berlin in memory of his fallen friend and presumed lover, Karl von Freyburg, a German soldier who was killed in…

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George Tice and Andrew Wyeth: Parallel Visions with Angela Waldron

September 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
George Tice Painted Lobster Buoys, Stonington,

Maine has a centuries-old history of attracting artists captivated by the state’s natural beauty and the quiet ethos of its hard-working inhabitants.  Over a period of many decades, nationally-renowned photographer George Tice and artist Andrew Wyeth were drawn to Maine, inspired by the state’s past, and a present that speaks to a sense of timelessness and the enduring qualities of honor and dignity in an honest days’ work. Through familiar scenes of the ordinary and everyday, Tice's and Wyeth's works are a testament to the essential connectedness of people to their…

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October 2021

Red Grooms, A Maximalist Extraordinaire with Dr. Judith Stein

October 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday, October 21 at 2 pm (ET)Online via Zoom A media master too varied for one art-historical label, Red Grooms (b. 1937) is an artist who takes the world too seriously not to be amused by it. We’ll explore Grooms’ unique career, including his early years in downtown New York, and the vital summer of 1964 when he painted and made movies in Maine with a community of creative friends.   Dr. Judith Stein is a writer and curator specializing in…

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November 2021

Berenice Abbott—In Maine, with Susan Danly

November 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Berenice Abbott, Prospect Harbor, 1966-1967,

Thursday, November 4, 2 p.m.Online via zoom. The Farnsworth Art Museum has one of the largest holdings of photographs by Berenice Abbott in Maine. In conjunction with Women of Vision in which Abbott's work is prominently featured, Susan Danly will provide an overview of Abbott’s connection to the state's distinctive place and people within the history of mid-20th century American art.  Currently an independent curator of American Art, Susan Danly (Ph.D. 1983, Brown University) has worked in museums across the country…

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March 2022

Farnsworth Forum Thursdays: Making It! Greenwich House Pottery and the Story of Community

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
A black and white photo of Fabio Fernandez, a bald gentleman with a beard and mustache wearing black frame glasses smiling directly into the camera. He is wearing a black jacket with an upside down magnet pin in the shape of a U

With Fabio Fernandez, Executive Director of Greenwich House Pottery, New York; Trustee of Haystack School; former Executive Director of Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston Join Fabio Fernandez as he traces his routes to working at Greenwich House Pottery, an arts education school founded in 1909 in Greenwich Village, and talks about the engagement with the community of potters and artists who have learned and taught there. Greenwich House had a pottery almost from the beginning when the idea for…

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April 2022

Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America with Laurence Cotton

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday, April 7 at 2 pm, Eastern TimeOnline via Zoom  April 26, 2022, marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, the master designer of public parks and a founder of the field of landscape architecture. Join historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton (originator of and consulting producer to the PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America”) as he does a deep dive into the remarkable life and career of Renaissance-man Olmsted--writer, philosopher, social reformer, advocate for the…

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We Share The Same Sky: An In-Person Book Talk by Rachael Cerrotti

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Wednesday, April 27, 6-7 p.m. in the Farnsworth Auditorium A Book talk with Author Rachael Cerrotti of We Share The Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration with an Introduction by Jane Bianco, Interim Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Curator of the exhibition Leonard Baskin: I Hold The Cracked Mirror Up to Man, on display in the Farnsworth's Crosman Gallery from April 16, 2022 through January 15, 2023. In conjunction with the museum's Leonard Baskin exhibition,…

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We Share The Same Sky: A Book Talk by Rachael Cerrotti on Zoom

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Wednesday, April 27, 6-7 p.m. on Zoom A Book talk with Author Rachael Cerrotti of We Share The Same Sky: A Memoir of Memory & Migration with an Introduction by Jane Bianco, Interim Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Curator of Leonard Baskin: I Hold The Cracked Mirror Up to Man, on display in the Farnsworth's Crosman Gallery from April 16, 2022 through January 15, 2023. In conjunction with our Leonard Baskin exhibition, the Farnsworth Art Museum presents…

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Farnsworth Forum Thursdays: Ecotones and Tipping Points—New Impacts through New Thinking

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Thursday, April 28, 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom In this Earth Day talk, meet Dr. Soren Brothers, Allan and Helaine Shiff Curator of Climate Change at the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), as he discusses the relationship between art and the environment. Many recognize that the arts and sciences are closely intertwined, but find it difficult to define the actual substance of that connection, or its practical value. As a professional limnologist, Dr. Brothers will share insights into how engaging…

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July 2022

Wyeth Day Lecture: Andrew Wyeth, Life and Death with Dr. Tanya Sheehan, Colby College

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Presented by Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation Join us for a virtual Wyeth Day lecture as Dr. Tanya Sheehan speaks about her researching and curatingAndrew Wyeth: Life and Death, an exhibition currently on view at Colby College Museum of Art.Sheehan will discuss objects in the exhibition with her insights into how the exhibition evolved,exploring ideas of life, mortality and self-portraiture in this period of work. Tanya Sheehan is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art at Colby College, where sheteaches American art history. She…

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August 2022

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

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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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 Hannock, and Ken Shure, Fine Arts Publisher of Two Ponds Press. Moderated by FAM board member Richard Aroneau and Jane Bianco, FAM Curator of the…

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