Lecture

Join the Farnsworth docents for a trip to the Hudson River Valley. Visit the highlights of the Hudson River School Art Trail including the Olana Historic Site, the Thomas Cole House, Mountain Top Historical Society and five trail sights of Hudson River Paintings. Enjoy a memorable dinner at the Culinary Institute of America, walk the grounds and enjoy the sculptures of the Storm King Art Center, see modern art in an industrial setting at DIA Beacon. On your final morning, depending on the weather, we will visit the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College or stroll on the walkway over the Hudson River for a final breathtaking view.
 
Join us for a talk with Peter Korn, Executive Director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and author of Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman. Korn will discuss the nature and rewards of creative work, and how art, craft, and design inform our shared search for a better way to live.
 
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Featuring Visits to the Studios of Artists Meghan Chase, Freddy LaFage, Warren Seelig, and Dudley Zopp
 
Farnsworth Registrar Angela Waldron, who organized The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea, will give a gallery talk on the opening weekend of this exhibition.  The art of the Wyeths – N.C., Andrew and Jamie – is a direct result of their familiarity with and fascination for life along midcoast Maine, reaching back to N.C.’s decision to bring his family to the area in 1920.  The Wyeths’ interests have included the coast’s dramatic shoreline and islands, including Monhegan, the lives of fishermen and farmers, and the boats, houses, barns, lighthouses and other structures scattered throughout the midcoast.  Their interest in these subjects is part of a long-standing tradition of work done by artists and artisans in Maine since the eighteenth century.

 

Celebrate the creative life of the midcoast community. These events follows a unique 20x20 format, where creative thinkers and makers share their ideas in a unique form of visual storytelling. Eight presenters will share 20 images of their work, with each image showing for 20 seconds, giving a rapid-fire, distilled essence to their presentations. 
 
 
Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will look closely at Robert Indiana’s persistent and multi-faceted LOVE imagery, including the museum’s LOVE sculpture, along with his Book of LOVE, a portfolio of prints and poems.
 
Celebrate the fifth birthday of this dynamic, collaborative event, which has become a fixture in the creative life of the midcoast community. This will be the 20th event that follows this unique 20x20 format, where creative thinkers and makers share their ideas in a form of visual storytelling. Eight presenters will share 20 images of their work, with each image showing for 20 seconds, giving a rapid-fire, distilled essence to their presentations.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m.

 
Together with Tom Wilhite, Willard Carroll has amassed the world’s largest collection of The Wizard of Oz memorabilia, selections of which are on view through March 30 in the exhibition The Wonderful World of Oz. Willard Carroll will speak about the exhibition and will give insight into the origins of the collection. Free with admission. No advance reservations.