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Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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March 2017

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius in Milan

March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre are proud to present a collaborative screening of Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius in Milan.

On a spring morning in Paris at the Louvre Museum, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting “La Belle Ferronière” is removed from the wall, packed and sent by plane to Milan for “Leonardo 1452- 1519”, one of the most decisive exhibitions ever to be held on Leonardo.

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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius in Milan

March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Leonardo Film Poster

The Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre are proud to present a collaborative screening of Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius in Milan.

On a spring morning in Paris at the Louvre Museum, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting “La Belle Ferronière” is removed from the wall, packed and sent by plane to Milan for “Leonardo 1452- 1519”, one of the most decisive exhibitions ever to be held on Leonardo.

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May 2017

First Friday Film: The First Monday in May

May 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The First Monday in May offers an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of New York’s premier cultural events, the heralded “China: Through The Looking Glass” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, and the star-studded Met Gala that celebrates the opening of the exhibition. The film follows Condé Nast Artistic Director Anna Wintour and Andrew Bolton, Vogue's iconoclastic editor-in-chief, Met Gala chair, and exhibition curator for eight months as they prepare for an evening they hope will take the worlds…

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First Friday Film: The First Monday in May

May 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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First Monday in May Poster

The First Monday in May offers an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of New York’s premier cultural events, the heralded “China: Through The Looking Glass” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, and the star-studded Met Gala that celebrates the opening of the exhibition. The film follows Condé Nast Artistic Director Anna Wintour and Andrew Bolton, Vogue's iconoclastic editor-in-chief, Met Gala chair, and exhibition curator for eight months as they prepare for an evening they hope will take the worlds…

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June 2017

First Friday Film: Levitated Mass

June 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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"Levitated Mass" is the story behind the monumental artwork of the same name by Michael Heizer, which is now installed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. First conceived in 1968 but not technologically possible until 2012, this two-story, 340-ton granite boulder was moved from its desert quarry over 105 miles on a custom-built, 206-wheeled tractor trailer to its permanent home at the world-renowned art museum. Doug Pray's documentary follows the boulder's historic journey, which caused an international media…

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First Friday Film: Levitated Mass

June 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Levitated Mass poster

"Levitated Mass" is the story behind the monumental artwork of the same name by Michael Heizer, which is now installed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. First conceived in 1968 but not technologically possible until 2012, this two-story, 340-ton granite boulder was moved from its desert quarry over 105 miles on a custom-built, 206-wheeled tractor trailer to its permanent home at the world-renowned art museum. Doug Pray's documentary follows the boulder's historic journey, which caused an international media…

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July 2017

First Friday Film: Through a Lens Darkly

July 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost. Bringing to light the hidden photographs of both professional and proletarian African American photographers, the film opens a window into the experiences and perspectives of black families that are absent from the traditional historical canon. Their…

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First Friday Film: Through a Lens Darkly

July 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost. Bringing to light the hidden photographs of both professional and proletarian African American photographers, the film opens a window into the experiences and perspectives of black families that are absent from the traditional historical canon. Their…

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Wyeth Day Lecture: Henry David Thoreau and the Wyeth Family of Artists

July 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$8
Andrew Wyeth, Turkey Pond, 1944

Born 100 years apart, Andrew Wyeth and Henry David Thoreau shared a birthday. With this in mind, on Wyeth’s 100th and Thoreau’s 200th birthday, curator Elliot Bostwick Davis will discuss Thoreau’s literature in relation to all three generations of Wyeth artists. Beginning with N.C. Wyeth’s illustrations for Men of Concord, we will also explore Andrew, Carolyn, and Jamie Wyeth’s intersections with Thoreau’s perspectives on nature and art.

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Wyeth Day Lecture: Henry David Thoreau and the Wyeth Family of Artists

July 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Andrew Wyeth, Turkey Pond, 1944

Born 100 years apart, Andrew Wyeth and Henry David Thoreau shared a birthday. With this in mind, on Wyeth’s 100th and Thoreau’s 200th birthday, curator Elliot Bostwick Davis will discuss Thoreau’s literature in relation to all three generations of Wyeth artists. Beginning with N.C. Wyeth’s illustrations for Men of Concord, we will also explore Andrew, Carolyn, and Jamie Wyeth’s intersections with Thoreau’s perspectives on nature and art.

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August 2017

First Friday Film: Miss Hokusai

August 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the famous painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio, unknown to the public. Her masterful portraits and erotic sketches - sold under the name of her father - are coveted by upper-class elites and journeymen printmakers alike. In public, O-Ei knows and respects "her place," but at home in the studio, she's as brash and uninhibited as her father, smoking a pipe while sketching erotic scenes that…

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First Friday Film: Miss Hokusai

August 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the famous painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio, unknown to the public. Her masterful portraits and erotic sketches - sold under the name of her father - are coveted by upper-class elites and journeymen printmakers alike. In public, O-Ei knows and respects "her place," but at home in the studio, she's as brash and uninhibited as her father, smoking a pipe while sketching erotic scenes that…

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Returning Nazi-Appropriated-Art to its Rightful Owner

August 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Lecture by Donald S. Burris, Esq. and screening of Stealing Klimt: The Documentary Wednesday, August 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre Co-Presented by the Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, the Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Strand Theatre. Beginning with the initial Blitzkrieg and continuing throughout the duration of World War II, the Nazi authorities implemented a pervasive program for stealing valuable artworks as they overran and ravaged most of Western Europe. The artwork was appropriated from mostly Jewish families in the…

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Returning Nazi-Appropriated-Art to its Rightful Owner

August 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$15

Lecture by Donald S. Burris, Esq. and screening of Stealing Klimt: The Documentary Wednesday, August 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre Co-Presented by the Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, the Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Strand Theatre. Beginning with the initial Blitzkrieg and continuing throughout the duration of World War II, the Nazi authorities implemented a pervasive program for stealing valuable artworks as they overran and ravaged most of Western Europe. The artwork was appropriated from mostly Jewish families in the…

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September 2017

First Friday Film: Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil

September 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. Join us for our new 2017 season! First Friday Films take place May through October, and are presented in collaboration with The…

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First Friday Film: Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil

September 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. Join us for our new 2017 season! First Friday Films take place May through October, and are presented in collaboration with The…

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October 2017

First Friday Film: Troublemakers | The Story of Land Art

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms. The film casts…

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First Friday Film: Troublemakers | The Story of Land Art

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms. The film casts…

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December 2017

Kid Flix: The Best of the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

December 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Cost: FREE for children! Adults: $8.50 With visually innovative animation and many Audience Award winners from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival, Kid Flix is perfect for kids ages 3 to 7 and up. A diverse community must put aside their differences to enjoy a tasty meal in Stone Soup (France/Belgium), a hungry creature devises a way to get his fill in Tiger (Germany), and a young croc enjoys a tasty treat in Crocodile (Germany).  Join us for…

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Kid Flix: The Best of the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

December 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Cost: FREE for children! Adults: $8.50 With visually innovative animation and many Audience Award winners from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival, Kid Flix is perfect for kids ages 3 to 7 and up. A diverse community must put aside their differences to enjoy a tasty meal in Stone Soup (France/Belgium), a hungry creature devises a way to get his fill in Tiger (Germany), and a young croc enjoys a tasty treat in Crocodile (Germany).  Join us for…

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April 2018

PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine

April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join us for PechaKucha Night, an evening of visual storytelling where presenters each show 20 slides, with each one shown for 20 seconds, to reveal their passions, work and inspirations. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 (cash) at the door. The evening's presenters: Meg Fournier – Festival organizer Sal Taylor Kydd - Photographer Rachel Zheng - Artist Libby Schrum - Furniture maker Paula Apro - Owner of Art Loft Sally Loughridge - Visual Artist Hannah Kiermayr…

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PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine

April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join us for PechaKucha Night, an evening of visual storytelling where presenters each show 20 slides, with each one shown for 20 seconds, to reveal their passions, work and inspirations. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 (cash) at the door. The evening's presenters: Meg Fournier – Festival organizer Sal Taylor Kydd - Photographer Rachel Zheng - Artist Libby Schrum - Furniture maker Paula Apro - Owner of Art Loft Sally Loughridge - Visual Artist Hannah Kiermayr…

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July 2018

Wyeth Day Lecture: Christina’s World at 70

July 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$15

2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Farnsworth’s opening, but also the 70th anniversary of one of America’s best known paintings:  Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World.  Acquired soon after its creation by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, its purchase furthered the thirty-three-year-old Wyeth’s national reputation, and has since become an icon of American art. This year’s annual Wyeth Day program will explore the origins of this work, its widespread popularity, and what it means to be “an icon…

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Wyeth Day Lecture: Christina’s World at 70

July 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$15

2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Farnsworth’s opening, but also the 70th anniversary of one of America’s best known paintings:  Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World.  Acquired soon after its creation by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, its purchase furthered the thirty-three-year-old Wyeth’s national reputation, and has since become an icon of American art. This year’s annual Wyeth Day program will explore the origins of this work, its widespread popularity, and what it means to be “an icon…

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August 2018

WYETH: The Life of Andrew Wyeth in Bold Strokes

August 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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A Special Preview Screening of PBS American Masters Film Join us for this special theatrical preview in advance of the September 7th televised broadcast as part of the PBS American Masters series. WYETH is a stunningly beautiful film that that uses footage inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s artwork to tell his life’s story. Coming from a family of successful artists, including his commanding father, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth was raised to be an artist. Unprecedented access to archival footage from the…

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WYETH: The Life of Andrew Wyeth in Bold Strokes

August 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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A Special Preview Screening of PBS American Masters Film Join us for this special theatrical preview in advance of the September 7th televised broadcast as part of the PBS American Masters series. WYETH is a stunningly beautiful film that that uses footage inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s artwork to tell his life’s story. Coming from a family of successful artists, including his commanding father, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth was raised to be an artist. Unprecedented access to archival footage from the…

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Film: Raise the Roof

August 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Inspired by images of the magnificent wooden synagogues of 18th century Poland—the last of which were destroyed by the Nazis—artists Rick & Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio set out to reconstruct a replica of the stunning, mural-covered Gwozdziec synagogue. Working with a team of 300 artisans and students from around the world, using only period hand tools and techniques, the Browns finally realized their dream. In 2014, the show-stopping reconstruction of the Gwozdziec synagogue roof was unveiled as the centerpiece of…

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Film: Raise the Roof

August 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Inspired by images of the magnificent wooden synagogues of 18th century Poland—the last of which were destroyed by the Nazis—artists Rick & Laura Brown of Handshouse Studio set out to reconstruct a replica of the stunning, mural-covered Gwozdziec synagogue. Working with a team of 300 artisans and students from around the world, using only period hand tools and techniques, the Browns finally realized their dream. In 2014, the show-stopping reconstruction of the Gwozdziec synagogue roof was unveiled as the centerpiece of…

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July 2019

Wyeth Day Lecture

July 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Jamie Wyeth, Self Portrait – Eighth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2016, Oil on canvas, 23 x 53 inches, Collection of Jamie and Phyllis Wyeth

Jamie Wyeth and American art scholar Henry Adams will talk about the artist’s recent works from Jamie Wyeth: Untoward Occurrences and Other Things (on view through October 27). Adams authored the exhibition catalogue, for which he interviewed Wyeth to explore what these artworks are about and how they fit into the larger scope of his career. Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will serve as moderator. Henry Adams is the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western…

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