ROCKLAND — On Thursday, Nov. 4, the Farnsworth Art Museum presents a lecture by independent curator of American art Susan Danly on photographer and Farnsworth 2021 Woman of Vision Berenice Abbott. Entitled “Berenice Abbott, in Maine,” the talk takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. on Zoom.

The Farnsworth Art Museum has one of the largest holdings of photographs by Berenice Abbott in Maine. In conjunction with “Women of Vision,” in which Abbott’s work is prominently featured, Danly will provide an overview of the photographer’s connection to the state’s distinctive place and people, within the history of mid-20th century American art.

Currently an independent curator of American art, Danly (Ph.D. 1983, Brown University) has worked in museums across the country over the past 30 years – from the Huntington Library and Art Galleries in California to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, and the Portland Museum of Art. A specialist in the history of American photography, she has authored numerous books and catalogs, most recently a history of photography in Maine, along with Libby Bischof and the Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth.

The fee for this program is $10; free for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit