Lecture

This gallery tour with Education Director Roger Dell will examine select pieces in the current exhibition Worth a Thousand Words: Nineteenth-Century American Prints from the Farnsworth, and will discuss questions such as: What myths do we hold dear about mid-century America?  About Abraham Lincoln?  About genteel Southern life?  Dell will demonstrate how art can lead us to deeper truths and new ways of seeing.

Cost: Free with admission. Meet in the main lobby.
 

 

This gallery tour with Education Director Roger Dell will examine several works by Maine women photographers from sociological and artistic points of view.  Early artists such as Berenice Abbott and contemporary artists such as Joyce Tenneson and Olive Pierce will be considered and discussed from the vantage point of themes, styles, and techniques.

Cost: Free with admission. Meet in the main lobby.

 

Lecture by Associate Curator Jane Bianco
Thursday, February 25, 2 p.m. in the Farnsworth auditorium

Warm up on a wintry Maine afternoon at the Farnsworth, sit back, and let Associate Curator Jane Bianco take you for a whirlwind tour of world-wide art environments. Guaranteed to stimulate the imagination, this visual guide to homes, backyards and very personal spaces transformed into multifaceted works of art, often by unusual means and materials, will challenge conventional notions of building.

Cost: $8, $5 members - Advance lecture tickets are for sale in the museum store or main lobby admission desk. Will-call tickets may be purchased online (available for pick-up day-of lecture at the main admissions desk.) 
 

Lecture by Associate Curator Jane Bianco
Thursday, January 21, 2 p.m. in the Farnsworth auditorium

Presidential portraits, sporting prints, scenes of everyday life, idyllic landscapes and bird’s eye views—all are part of the Farnsworth’s early print collection. Skillfully rendered and highly narrative, these nineteenth-century pictures “worth a thousand words” are among a vast range of popular prints once proudly displayed across the nation in schools, libraries, town halls, churches, business offices, and in American households as varied as the urban Farnsworth homestead and the rural Olson farmhouse. Today they reveal a fascinating relationship between technology and culture in a young nation’s history.

Friday, January 29, 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (Snow dates: 1/30 & 1/31)

Presenters include:
Ken Foster, artist
Ariel Hall, performance artist
Audrey Lovering, One Community
Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory
Bill Mook, oyster cultivator
Alissa Morris, creator of Urban Exodus
Lisa Pohlmann, Executive Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine
Lee Schneller, professional gardener

For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaME/

Get your pop culture and art history on! Sign up a team of 6 or come and join a team day-of.  We promise you’ll have fun and know some answers, too. To save a spot in this free event, email kfinlay@farnsworthmuseum.org  

SOLD OUT!

The Play’s the Thing: Everyman Rep Brings the Tonys to the Farnsworth
On three Saturday afternoons this winter, the Farnsworth and Everyman Repertory Theatre are teaming up to present a series of dramatic readings of Tony Award nominated plays in the Farnsworth auditorium.

Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m. – Lucky Guy
(snow day: Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m.)

Due to the weather, this dramatic reading will be taking place on its scheduled snow day, Sunday, February 14, 2pm. 

The Play’s the Thing: Everyman Rep Brings the Tonys to the Farnsworth!
On three Saturday afternoons this winter, the Farnsworth and Everyman Repertory Theatre are teaming up to present a series of dramatic readings of Tony Award nominated plays in the Farnsworth auditorium.

Saturday, February 13, 2 p.m. – Time Stands Still
(snow day: Sunday, February 14, 2 p.m.)

The Play’s the Thing: Everyman Rep Brings the Tonys to the Farnsworth!
On three Saturday afternoons this winter, the Farnsworth and Everyman Repertory Theatre are teaming up to present a series of dramatic readings of Tony Award nominated plays in the Farnsworth auditorium.

Saturday, January 9, 2 p.m. – Master Class
(snow day: Sunday, January 10, 2 p.m.)
Please note that this play contains adult language and themes and may not be suitable for young audiences.

During the months of July and August, the Farnsworth will be offering Special Gallery Tours every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Join museum curators, educators and specialists for a more focused look at some of the museum’s key summer exhibitions.
 
All are free with admission and do not require advance reservations. To attend, please see the main admissions desk (at 16 Museum Street) on the day of the tour.