This exhibition of approximately 75 paintings and prints from the Farnsworth collection concentrates on work done by artists working in Maine between the late 1890s and the mid-1940s. It was during this period of dramatic social, economic and political change that increasing numbers of nationally prominent artists were drawn to Maine's scenic coast and islands. Monhegan Island, with its steep cliffs and pounding seas, became a destination for artists after painter and teacher Robert Henri, who painted there around 1900, urged his students to go there, a call taken up by Rockwell Kent and George Bellows. Topics of nature, war, industrialism, folklore, and change, comprising the panorama of the “American scene,” were often seen in etchings, engravings and woodcuts by printmakers who also painted. Childe Hassam, Frank Benson, Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Kerr Eby, Marsden Hartley, and Marguerite Zorach reveal how Maine's scenic land- and seascape as well as the national climate affected their work in the first half of the twentieth century.