(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.”
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.
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.
(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.
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.
On Saturday, May 12, the Farnsworth Art Museum (www.farnsworthmuseum.org) 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.
On Saturday, March 24, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, will open an exhibition of architectural designs in the museum’s Crosman gallery entitled The Homestead Project —a Residence Reimagined. The Homestead Project, which willrun through September 23, 2012, features the designs of principals of ten architectural firms, including Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, New York. The opening will be celebrated at a members-only preview and reception on Friday, March 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, October 4, the Farnsworth Art Museum launched a collaborative, school/museum art project titled Stories of the Land and Its People: An Arts-Integrated School Initiative for Midcoast Maine. Over the academic year, the Farnsworth will work closely with the Hope, Appleton, Lincolnville and Islesboro schools to bring more art experiences into fourth and seventh-grade classrooms, as well as trips to the museum for guided tours. The October 4 kickoff event brought over 200 students, teachers and administrators to the Farnsworth and downtown Rockland for a series of exploratory exercises, involving observing, journaling, and art making.
The Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine, is pleased to announce that they have received a $5,000 grant from the Bangor Savings Foundation for their Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists program. The funds from The Bangor Savings Foundation will go toward the production of a teen-made, arts video created by the students of Julia's Gallery for Young Artists.
Farnsworth Director Christopher J. Brownawell stated “Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists at the Farnsworth provides an invaluable service to midcoast teens. These funds, donated by the Bangor Savings Foundation, will help us to continue offering free video programming to these students, who have already shown such great promise over the past year."
On Saturday, May 6, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, will open a major exhibition in the museum’s Morehouse Wing, entitled Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places. The opening will be celebrated at a members-only preview and reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places will run through October 9, 2011. The primary media sponsor for the exhibition is Maine Home + Design.