On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a lecture by Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky on the museum’s exhibition “N.C. Wyeth: Poems of American Patriotism.” The lecture will take place in the museum’s auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

The discussion will explore the evolution of N.C. Wyeth’s illustrations for the 1922 book “Poems of American Patriotism” by Brander Matthews. Komanecky’s presentation will consider Wyeth’s choices of what poems and themes to illustrate.

Komanecky organized the exhibition “N.C. Wyeth and Poems of American Patriotism” and has been the chief curator at the Farnsworth since June 2007; he also recently served as interim director. He has served as chief curator for the Phoenix Art Museum, deputy director for collections and public programs for the Dayton Art Institute and curator for the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, N.H., as well as director of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington.

The fee for this program is $8, $5 for museum members. To make a reservation, call 596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education.

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