|CAndrew Wyeth (1917-2009) The Sisters, 1978, watercolor © 2016 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS) Private Collection|
On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Farnsworth Art Museum once again installed Robert Indiana's sculpture EAT on the museum's rooftop. It stands twenty feet high and contains close to 400 flashing LED lights.
On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, the curatorial staff unveiled the original oil cloth in the Farnsworth Homestead as part of the preservation program addressing a range of exterior and interior needs. The Homestead is scheduled to be re-opened to the public in June of 2013.
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