The Farnsworth Art Museum will present John Surovek: My Life as an Art Dealer, a conversation between Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky and art historian John Surovek, Wednesday, July 31, at 5:30 p.m. in the downtown museum’s auditorium.

Komanecky will interview gallery owner and art historian Surovek who, in his 35 years as an art dealer in Palm Beach, Fla., has created one of the most important galleries of American art in the country. Surovek, who has a summer home in Rockport, has had numerous remarkable works of art come through his gallery; and has advised and consulted for many of America’s most important collectors. The discussion will delve into the many profound and humorous stories drawn from Surovek’s long experience in the American art world.

Admission is $10, $5 for museum members. For more information or to register for this program, call 596-0949 or visit The talk is sponsored by Friends of the Farnsworth Collection.

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