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The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse

April 15, 2017 – October 29, 2017

Exhibition Dates

April 15, 2017 – October 29, 2017


Prominently featured in his iconic painting Christina’s World, the Olson House became a favorite and lasting subject Andrew Wyeth. More recently, the Olson House has also attracted the attention of a number of talented American photographers who found its isolated site, weathered exterior, serenely evocative interiors, as well as the farm’s residents Christina and Alvaro Olson, appealing subjects for their own work.

The exhibition includes photographs by Paul Caponigro, Linda Connor, Tillman Crane, James Moore, Bradley Prescott, Peter Ralston, Kosti Ruohomaa, George Tice, Brian Vanden Brink, and Ewa Monika Zebrowski.

The Olson House: Photographers’ Muse is part of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s 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 in 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.