Lecture

In conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, Every Picture Tells A Story: Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth from the Brandywine River Museum, Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael Komanecky will talk with Jamie Wyeth about his thoughts on his grandfather, as both an illustrator and painter, the challenge of doing book illustrations, which Jamie has also done, and the influence N.C. has had on his own work.
 
Cost: $15 members, $20 nonmembers

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Special Gallery Tour: Small Treasures with Angela Waldron, Registrar.
During the months of July and August, the Farnsworth will be offering Special Gallery Tours every Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m.J oin 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. Please note that the Special Gallery Tours of Every Picture Tells a Story will meet in the lobby of the Wyeth Center.
Special Gallery Tour: Every Picture Tells a Story with Roger Dell, Director of Education.

During the months of July and August, the Farnsworth will be offering Special Gallery Tours every Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m.J oin museum curators, educators and specialists for a more focused look at some of the museum’s key summer exhibitions.
Highlight tours will be offered to museum visitors every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Art ambassadors, consisting of Farnsworth docents and other volunteers, will provide a half-hour orientation to the museum, including highlights of the museum's permanent collection. Art ambassadors will remain available after the tour to answer any additional questions.

 

These tours are free with admission and there are no advance reservations. Please check in at the main lobby admission desk before the tour.

 
 
Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will interview gallery owner and art historian John Surovek, who in his thirty-five years as an art dealer in Palm Beach, Florida has created one of the most important galleries of American art in the country. Surovek, who has a summer home in Rockport, Maine, has had numerous remarkable works of art come through his gallery, and has advised and consulted for many of America’s most important collectors. The discussion will delve into the many profound and humorous stories drawn from Surovek’s long experience in the American art world.
Cost: $5 members, $10 nonmembers
 
The N. C. Wyeth catalogue raisonné records almost 2,000 paintings Wyeth created in a career that spanned five decades. The detailed catalogue entries were informed by a great variety of sources, including the artist’s correspondence, archival material in private and public collections, and hundreds of objects that remain in Wyeth’s studio and home. Christine Podmaniczky will describe the catalogue project and review aspects of Wyeth’s career through a selection of paintings with fascinating stories and documentation.

Zorach’s large-scale 1935 painting relates both her personal history as well as broader cultural concerns with family and regional history. Done during the Great Depression, Zorach’s depiction of a rugged, self-sufficient New England family was part of a widespread effort – on the part of artists, and encouraged by federal art programs – to promote the importance of family and hence to mold national identity. Bianco will examine the meaning of this work in the context of Zorach’s personal family iconography and her large-scale mural projects of the period.
This talk and tour will be led by Assistant Curator Jane Bianco.
 
John La Farge is known best as one of America’s most important designers of stained glass and a rival and contemporary of Louis Comfort Tiffany, La Farge has two works of note in Rockland. His 6 x 5 inch 1888-89 watercolor, Japanese Fisherman, Study of Sunlight, is one of the highlights in the museum’s Small Treasures show. Less well known is his stained glass window in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Henry Adams, renowned scholar of American art and author of the definitive study of La Farge, will discuss the artist’s work and these two Rockland treasures.
This talk and tour will be led by Henry Adams, Professor of Art History, Case Western Reserve University