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Women of Vision

April 15, 2021 – May 1, 2022

Exhibition Dates

April 15, 2021 – May 1, 2022

Exhibitions are free with admission.


In 2021, the Farnsworth Art Museum is pleased to celebrate thirteen remarkable women who have made lasting contributions to the culture of our state.  In many ways our tribute was inspired by Lucy Copeland Farnsworth, the woman who founded the museum, which, since opening in 1948, has promoted the arts in the port city of Rockland and has played a key role in shaping the arts in the State of Maine.

In addition to Farnsworth, the Museum is pleased to honor photographer Berenice Abbott, businesswoman Linda Bean; painter Katherine Bradford; philanthropist Edith Dixon; photographer Cig Harvey; poet Edna St. Vincent Millay; sculptor Louise Nevelson; philanthropist Elizabeth Noyce; Molly Neptune Parker, basket maker and Passamaquoddy civic leader; Maurine Rothschild, women’s advocate and philanthropist; Phyllis Wyeth, champion of the arts and education; and artist Marguerite Zorach. Each will receive the 2021 Maine in America Award and their stories will be told in Women of Vision, an exhibition and book published by the museum.

They are a diverse group of award winners. Their lives span more than a century, some having passed away long ago and some still with us and productive in their chosen fields.  Only a few were born in Maine, but each of them has left their mark on the state by what they accomplished in Maine and beyond—and in ways not often expected.

Join us today in applauding these women of vision who have made a meaningful difference to Maine and America.

Click here to see the schedule of celebrations honoring the Farnsworth’s Women of Vision, and please consider becoming a sponsor of our special programs to celebrate these amazing women.