Join us for a day trip to Rockland!
On Exhibit an the Farnsworth: http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/
MARGUERITE ZORACH—AN ART-FILLED LIFE
This exhibition brings together sixty paintings and textiles by Marguerite Thompson Zorach made between 1910 and 1965. In highlighting her contributions as a modernist who helped change the course of American art, the Farnsworth presents the full range of her skills and tells the story of her career as a painter, her participation in New Deal era mural projects, and her distinctive embroideries and their autobiographic significance. It also explores the many ways in which her surroundings, often the subject of her many paintings, prints, poems and textiles, were also shaped by her art. A catalog accompanies the exhibition.
BLACK AND WHITE: LOUISE NEVELSON/PEDRO GUERRERO
Louise Nevelson (1899-1988) is recognized as one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century whose wood sculptures, painted in black or white, revolutionized artists’ ideas of what sculpture could be. This exhibition will feature signature examples of these works, drawn from the Farnsworth’s collection, the second largest collection of Nevelson’s work in the world. Some of these works reflect the artist’s interests in creating environments, in which her home and studio were laboratories for her innovations. Nevelson’s home and studio were captured in a series of arresting black and white photographs by Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012) taken in 1978 and 1979. Guerrero, a renowned architectural photographer is perhaps best known for his images of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings which brought him to national attention. Guerrero’s photographs of Nevelson in her home and studio, in combination with examples of her sculpture, offer a captivating look at her life and work.
The Lead Sponsor of this exhibition is Gail Catharine Bertuzzi
The exhibition is made possible in part through a grant from the Davis Family Foundation
The primary media sponsor is Maine Home + Design
ANDREW WYETH: MAINE WATERCOLORS, 1938 TO 2008
Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938 – 2008 features many of the painter’s most important watercolors of Maine spanning his entire career, including a study for his final work Goodbye my Love. The exhibition is curated by Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky and renowned American art scholar Henry Adams.
Andrew Wyeth: Maine Watercolors, 1938 – 2008 is part of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Andrew Wyeth at 100, a series of exhibitions marking the centennial of Andrew Wyeth’s birth. The five shows include over 100 of the artist’s works and will be on display in the museum’s Wyeth Center as well as its Hadlock and Wyeth Study Center galleries.
8:00am – Gather at Darling’s Auto Mall in Ellsworth
16 King’s Crossing (up the hill from Walmart, by the old Lowe’s building)
8:15am – Depart from Darling’s in Vans
Rest Stop in Searsport
10:45am – Arrive at the Farnsworth Art Museum
11:00am – 12:00pm- Docent-led tour of the Museum
12:00pm – 1:00 – Browse Museum or walk to Center for Maine Contemporary Art (additional entrance fee of $6-8)
1:15 – Meet at Front Vans for travel to lunch.
1:30 – 2:30 Lunch at Home Kitchen Café
2:30pm – Gather at the Vans for return to Ellsworth
3:15pm – Rest Stop at Searsport Irving Station
5:00pm – Arrive back at Darling’s Auto Mall and say our nice good-byes!