The Farnsworth Art Museum is offering all furloughed federal employees free admission to the museum and Wyeth Center throughout the current federal government shutdown. The admission price of $12 for adults, $10 for those older than 65, will be waived to any furloughed employee with proof of federal employment. Admission to the museum is free at all times to children younger than 17.

The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine’s ongoing role in American art and 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. The National Register-listed Farnsworth Homestead; the Olson House, a National Landmark; and Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex. For more information on current exhibitions, programs and events, visit

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