On Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m., the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will present the final screening of episodes from the PBS-produced series “Art:21,” which focuses exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States. The screening will take place in the museum’s auditorium.

“Art:21” offers fascinating and intimate footage of artists at work as they transform inspiration into art, and grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic vision. The theme of this evening’s film will be consumption. Featured artists include Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel and Mel Chin.

“All of these artists reference the other kinds of images we are familiar with,” wrote Katy Siegel in her essay for the “Art:21 Companion Book.” “We spend our whole lives training to understand movies and television and video games and clothes and beds and houses. And so contemporary art often invokes these experiences and objects; art often looks like a commodity, because in a consumer culture, nothing could be more essential,” Siegel said.

Admission to the one-hour screening is $8, $5 for museum members, and there are no reservations.

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