The Farnsworth Art Museum will present a lecture in conjunction with its current exhibition “Pushing Boundaries — Dine, Graves, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and Rosenquist: Collaborations with Donald Saff” Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. in the downtown museum’s auditorium.

The lecture will be given by Marilyn S. Kushner, who worked with Donald Saff on this collaborative project while she was a curator at the Brooklyn Museum. She currently is a curator at the New York Historical Society and, in this lecture, will explore the nature of collaborative artistic process.

It is a commonly held belief that most artists work best alone, but is this really true? Throughout the centuries, collaborations have assumed many forms with a variety of results — some well-known and others more obscure. How does Saff’s work, as evidenced in the Pushing Boundaries exhibition, fit into this schema? The Secrets of Artistic Collaboration lecture will address these issues, which are being brought to the fore as museum visitors view and think about the work that was done at Saff Tech Arts on the shores of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay in the late 20th/early 21st centuries.

Cost for this program is $8, $5 for members. Advance lecture tickets are for sale in the museum store or main lobby admission desk. Will-call tickets may be purchased online at, available for pick-up the day of lecture at the main admissions desk.

The Lead Exhibition Sponsors for “Pushing Boundaries” are Camden National Bank, Down East magazine, Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon and  Davis Family Foundation. The exhibition also is sponsored by Hampton Inn & Suites, Rockland/Thomaston.

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