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First to Hail the Rising Sun: Maine Through the Eyes of its Artists

February 8, 2020 – January 31, 2021

Exhibition Dates

February 8, 2020 – January 31, 2021

Exhibitions are free with admission.

In 2020, on the occasion of Maine’s bicentennial, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a series of projects that celebrate the state’s ongoing role in American art. Under the banner First to Hail the Rising Sun: Maine Through the Eyes of its Artists, these projects will include both specific exhibitions as well as a series of audio tours throughout the museum’s galleries that will enable visitors to explore Maine through the Farnsworth’s nationally renowned collection. The included exhibitions will be:

In addition, in collaboration with Rizzoli Electa, the museum will publish a new book on its holdings, Maine and American Art: The Farnsworth Art Museum, to be released on Tuesday, March 31 at a release and book signing event at Rizzoli, 1133 Broadway in New York City, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funding for First to Hail the Rising Sun: Maine Through the Eyes of its Artists is provided by Camden National Bank, the Premier Sponsor of our bicentennial programs; and by donors to our exhibition development and education fund.

Premier Sponsor of our Bicentennial Programs

Camden National Bank is the Premier Sponsor of our bicentennial programs