The Farnsworth Art Museum will present the first gallery talk of the 2010 season in the Curator’s Choice series Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m.

Janice Kasper, curator of the current “Elegantly Attired” exhibition, will discuss the accessories that were needed to complement a woman’s dress in the late 19th century. Topics to be covered will include the language of fans, the proper etiquette for wearing jewelry, the selection of hat and gloves to wear for various occasions and the functions of various layers of undergarments.

Curator’s Choice is a series that takes place on the second Wednesday of the month. Participants are invited to look closely at works of art with the Farnsworth’s curatorial staff during intimate tours of the museum’s exhibitions.

The gallery tours, which begin at the Museum Street entrance lobby, are free with museum admission. Space is limited to 20 people. For more information or to make a reservation, call the education department at 596-0949 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to