Press Releases

09/12/14 7:58am
(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, October 4, to celebrate both the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare and the 125th anniversary of the Rockland Shakespeare Society, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open a new exhibition entitled Edwin Austin Abbey’s Shakespeare. This exhibition will feature approximately thirty works of America’s foremost illustrator of Shakespeare’s plays from the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery, in New Haven, Connecticut. The exhibition will be on display in the museum’s Crosman Gallery through January 4, 2015.
05/06/14 9:12am
The Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine, is proud to announce the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake as the recipients of the 2014 Maine in America Award. The award is presented by the Farnsworth’s Presidents Council to honor an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to Maine’s role in American art. This year’s presentation will occur during the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Summer Gala, which will take place on Friday, July 11, at The Strand Theatre, in Rockland. The previous winners of the Maine in America Award were John Wilmerding (2006), Andrew Wyeth (2007), Will Barnet (2008), Robert Indiana (2009), Alex Katz (2010), Paul Caponigro (2011) and Dahlov Ipcar (2012).  
04/03/14 12:29pm
(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, June 14, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open an exhibition entitled The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World. The exhibition of approximately 200 works will run through Sunday, January 4, 2015 in the museum’s Morehouse wing.  The exhibition has been organized in partnership with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon in New Lebanon, New York; and the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum in New Gloucester, Maine.  
04/03/14 12:27pm
(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, April 26, the Farnsworth’s Art Museum will open an exhibition entitled The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea. The exhibition of approximately thirty works will run through Sunday, December 28 at the museum’s Wyeth Center.
01/16/14 12:05pm
(Rockland, Maine)  The Farnsworth Art Museum is pleased to announce it has received a $7,500 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the museum’s school busing program for underserved Maine schools.  This is the sixth consecutive year that the museum has received this support. “This busing program grant enables schools and schoolchildren most in need of important arts education to come to the Farnsworth, where they discover that learning can be fun, exciting and profound,” notes Farnsworth Director of Education Roger A. Dell.  “At the museum, arts education staff, highly trained docents, and professional artists are on hand to deliver object-based arts instruction, tours and hands-on gallery activities to our young visitors.” 
09/12/13 1:54pm
On Saturday, October 14, 2013, the Farnsworth Art Museum, in downtown Rockland, Maine, will open an exhibition entitled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, drawn from the largest collection of Oz material in the world. The exhibition will run through Spring 2014 in the museum’s Crosman Gallery.  
05/23/13 3:11pm
From Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26— and for the fourth consecutive year— the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, will host New York City’s Lincoln Center Institute’s International Educator Workshop. Launched in 2010, the Farnsworth’s strategic alliance with Lincoln Center Institute brings a world-class professional development workshop to Rockland each summer. The Farnsworth is pleased to announce that it is offering thirty scholarships to any full-time Maine teacher interested in attending the workshop. Through the first three years of the alliance, over 150 teachers, primarily from Maine, have attended.  
01/29/13 9:45am
(Rockland, ME) The Farnsworth Art Museum is pleased to announce an outstanding upcoming exhibition season that will include a complete re-installation of almost every gallery in the museum for the presentation of American Treasures: The Best of the Farnsworth Collection. The 2013 season will also include a major N.C. Wyeth exhibition, as well more intimate shows featuring works by Andrew Wyeth, and by Jonathan Fisher.  
08/27/12 9:54am
The Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine, is pleased to announce that, due to the popularity of this summer’s exhibitions, Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson’s North Haven and The Homestead Project will be extended into December of this year. Impressionist Summers, a show of approximately seventy works examining how Benson’s art was affected by his life on North Haven, will be on display through Sunday, December 30 and The Homestead Project which includes the works of ten architects and architectural designers will continue through Sunday, December 9. The third major Farnsworth exhibition, Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan, will continue its scheduled run through December 30, 2012.
04/26/12 11:26am
On Saturday, May 12, the Farnsworth Art Museum ( in Rockland, Maine, will open a major exhibition in the museum’s Wyeth Center, entitled Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan. The show is scheduled to run through December 30, 2012.