Wyeth Day Lecture July 13

Jul 03, 2014
James Wyeth’s “Iris at Sea, Study #2,” 1993, combined media on toned board, came to the Farnsworth via bequest of Elizabeth B. Noyce.

Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum will present a Wyeth Day Lecture by Elliot Bostwick Davis titled Jamie Wyeth: Get Into Reality Sunday, July 13, at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. This will be the sixth consecutive year that the Farnsworth celebrates the Wyeth family’s contribution to the arts with a Wyeth Day event. The lecture is free of charge, and no reservations are necessary.

In this lecture, Davis, curator of the upcoming Jamie Wyeth retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will offer a sneak preview of the exhibition, which spans six decades of Wyeth’s career. Davis examines this imaginative artist’s various modes of representational painting in the context of art past and present including many works in the collection of the MFA, where Davis also serves as John Moors Cabot Chair, Art of the Americas.

The exhibition at the MFA will be on view Wednesday, July 16, to Dec. 28. Thereafter, the exhibition will travel through Oct. 5, 2015, to the Brandywine River Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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