The museum’s traditional holiday family festival attracts upwards of 1,200 children and adults to a myriad of activities and events taking place throughout the museum campus. This year the Farnsworth will hold the event twice — on Saturdays November 30 and December 14. The three-hour events will feature the following stations at which participating children may have their Share the Wonder passports stamped:
Saturday, November 30, 2013— 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Breakers Jazz performing holiday classics in the library
  • Frogtown Mountain Puppetteers performing “The 5 Minute Grinch”
  • Cookie decorating
  • Carriage rides around the campus
Join The Collective—the museum’s newest membership group—for its third annual bash in downtown Rockland. Drawing on the museum’s Wonderful World of Oz exhibition, this party is not to be missed.

Drinks and light snacks will be served amongst an atmosphere created by The Collective Steering Committee and other community volunteers. Tickets are limited and may be purchased at the Farnsworth's Museum Store.

Tickets are limited • Cash Bar (Collective members get one free drink) • Dress for Kansas or dress for Oz

Join the Farnsworth Art Museum for our annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday, October 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the museum sculpture garden. There will be free-style pumpkin carving, facepainting, crafts, live music by The Rusty Hinges, and refreshments provided by Home Kitchen Café. Families will be able to have their pictures taken with life-size cut outs of the Wizard of Oz characters and will be able to watch It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown showing in the museum auditorium. A parade will take place on Main Street, departing from the sculpture garden at 5:30 p.m. Families are invited to participate in the parade by wearing costumes and masks. Some masks will be made available thanks to Shoe String Theatre, who will be teaching an after school workshop the week leading up to the festival & parade.

On the first Friday of each month, from June through October, the Farnsworth Art Museum will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of First Fridays at the Farnsworth proudly sponsored by The First.

New for 2013, the museum will be accessible on First Fridays through the Main Street doors leading directly into the galleries

First Fridays at the Farnsworth is part of the Arts in Rockland First Fridays, during which all 21 member-galleries of Arts in Rockland stage an Arts Walk from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Farnsworth Art Museum in alliance with the Lincoln Center Institute presents a free public performance of Everyman Repertory Theatre's Three Chekhov Vaudevilles.  as part of the 2013 Lincoln Center Institute International Educator Workshops at the Farnsworth.
Join us for this After-Event for and continue the discussion about Rockland Shorts and the world of films. The Collective event will feature live music by Bill Barnes and Spike Hyssong, tasty treats, a cash bar and an artistic environment.