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Andrew Wyeth: Dr. Syn

March 25, 2017 – September 10, 2017

Exhibition Dates

March 25, 2017 – September 10, 2017


In making his 1981 tempera Dr. Syn, Andrew Wyeth employed his long-standing working method of making study after study as part of determining what his finished painting was to be.  In Dr. Syn, in the collection of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth, the artist created many drawings and watercolors devoted to determining the details of the figure, the space in which he resides, the artifacts in the space, as well as what the final composition would be.  The exhibitions examines the artist’s fastidious working process, and includes the very costume depicted in the painting.

The Farnsworth Art Museum presents Andrew Wyeth at 100, a series of exhibitions marking the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s birth. The five shows include over 100 of the artist’s works and will be on display throughout the museum’s Wyeth Center, as well as its Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries.

Lead Exhibition Sponsors

Camden National Bank, Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon, Kathy and Paul Anderson, and Down East magazine

Other Sponsors

Media sponsor: MPBN. Andrew Wyeth at 100 is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Other sponsors include: Mr. Richard Gilder and Ms. Lois Chiles, Anne and John Surovek, Mr. Katsushige Susaki, Mr. and Mrs. George Twigg III, 250 Main Hotel, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, Inc., Allen Insurance and Financial, Hampton Inn & Suites – Thomaston/Rockland, The Grasshopper Shop of Rockland, The Cote Corporation Crane-Rigging, Camden Riverhouse Hotel, Distinctive Tile & Design, Monhegan Boat Line.