The downtown Farnsworth Art Museum has announced that the exhibition “Paul Caponigro: The Hidden Presence of Places” is being held over through Jan. 15. Originally scheduled to end on Sunday, Oct. 9, the exhibition will remain on view in the museum’s Morehouse Wing.

This exhibition examines bodies of work spanning Caponigro’s entire career, focusing on specific locales he has visited, sometimes once, sometimes repeatedly. Among them are ancient and Christian sites in Ireland; natural wonders of the American Southwest; the striking beauty of creeks and snowfalls in rural Connecticut; and his more recent work from Maine, where he has lived since 1993.

Drawn almost entirely from the artist’s collection, the exhibition includes approximately 60 examples of Caponigro’s work, frequently large scale, and some of which have not been seen before. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog by the exhibition organizer, Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky. The exhibition has been made possible in part through the support of Maine Media Workshops.

The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine’s ongoing role in American art. It offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists, with 20,000 square feet of gallery space and more than 10,000 works in the collection. The Farnsworth has one of the largest public collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson, while its Wyeth Center features works of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. Two National Register historic sites, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House, and Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex. For information on current exhibitions, programs and events, visit

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