Gallery talk on Wyeth, Kent show
Rockland — Michael K. Komanecky, the Farnsworth Art Museum’s chief curator, will lead a gallery tour of the exhibition "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan" Friday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Wyeth Center, corner of Union and Grace streets.
The exhibition is on view through Dec. 30. Wyeth first went to Monhegan with his father in the late 1950s and has continued to paint there ever since. His connection to fellow artist Kent goes back nearly as far. Early in his career, Wyeth bought several pen and ink drawings by Kent used as the sources for his illustrations to "Moby Dick," one of Kent’s most renowned book illustration projects. Subsequently, he bought several of Kent’s paintings from his first period on the island around 1907. The exhibition features works by the two artists done on Monhegan and explores how the scenic island has inspired their art.
The tour, free with museum admission, is open to 20 people and starts in the lobby of the Wyeth Center. To reserve a space, call the education department at 596-0949.
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