Thanks to the New Markets Tax Credit program, the Farnsworth Art Museum recently secured the necessary funding to begin major capital improvements to its Rockland and Cushing properties. This unfortunately will necessitate closing to the public from Monday, April 13, through May 15.

The downtown museum will reopen to the public Saturday, May 16, and resume regular hours. The Olson House in Cushing, however, will remain closed throughout the 2015 season as it undergoes structural upgrades. The Olson House will reopen to the public Memorial Day weekend of 2016.

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