During July and August, Farnsworth Art Museum will offer at least one gallery tour per weekday. These tours, which celebrate the “American Treasures” exhibitions currently on view throughout the museum, will include in-depth Talk and Tours on Mondays; specific gallery tours on Wednesdays and Fridays; and highlight tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays that provide a half-hour orientation to the museum. All tours are free with museum admission.

Every Monday at 2 p.m., American Treasures Talk and Tours will begin with a brief 20-minute presentation in the museum auditorium, followed by a tour in the gallery where the featured work is on display. The auditorium presentation will include images of related works and provide context for their creation.

On Monday, July 1, the first in this series will feature artist Barry Faulkner’s 1923 folding screen. The screen depicts his friend and fellow artist Paul Manship and their wives traveling in the wine country of France during the Prohibition, and is one of many folding screens done by American artists in the early 20th century. Thomas Hart Benton, Jay Van Everen, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Charles Prendergast, Donald Deskey and many others experimented with this format; this presentation will explore Faulkner’s work in this larger context. The talk and tour will be given by Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky.

On Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m., museum curators, educators and specialists will be leading special gallery tours every for a more focused look at some of the museum’s key summer shows. The first special gallery tour, led by Director of Education Roger Dell, will take place July 3 and will focus on “Stories of the Land and its People.”

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, at both 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., highlight tours will be led by art ambassadors consisting of Farnsworth docents and other volunteers. These tours will provide a half-hour orientation to the museum, including highlights of the museum's collection. Art ambassadors will remain available after the tour to answer any additional questions.

These summer tours are limited to 20 participants; to sign up, visit the main admissions desk at 16 Museum St. on the day of the tour. For a complete schedule of all the Farnsworth’s summer tours, visit farnsworthmuseum.org/lectures-films.

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