ROCKLAND — On Sunday, April 24, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art partner on another “Third Sunday Tour at 10.” The tours, from 10 to 11 a.m., take participants through current exhibitions, comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Led by education coordinators Jude Valentine of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Mia Bogyo of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the group walks to each art institution to view works in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic vision. The theme for April’s tour will be printmaking.

The exhibitions explored this month will be the new Leonard Baskin exhibition at the Farnsworth and Nicola López’s solo exhibition at CMCA.

“Leonard Baskin: I Hold the Cracked Mirror Up to Man” runs at the Farnsworth from April 16, 2022 through Jan. 15, 2023. This exhibition focuses on the monumental prints made between 1954 and 1998 by the writer, teacher, sculptor, printmaker, book designer, calligrapher and illustrator. The show includes loans from the estate of Leonard Baskin, and other collectors of his work. The dark side of humanity is the subject matter of Baskin’s monumental woodcuts, in which carnivorous birds and predatory humans merge into universal symbols of degradation and despair. His nearly life-size figures appear to cry out against nuclear war, lynching, and the Nazi genocide of the Jews. His Holocaust series of six monumental prints, conceived toward the end of his career, is starkly nightmarish. Hebrew inscriptions integrated into his compositions give meaning to imagery that is sometimes ambiguous and complex, often referencing classical and biblical sources rather than the vernacular of the time they were created.

At CMCA, “Nicola López | Visions, Phantoms, and Apparitions” runs through May 8. The exhibition features a monumental mixed media installation accompanied by three related bodies of work that collectively reference three timeframes – past, present and future – as reflected through the lens of climate change and the built world. López’s works in the exhibition exist somewhere between hopes and apprehensions, depicting human-built structures that are strange, beautiful, ominous, and even impossible. The artist’s installation work, “Barren Lands Breed Strange Visions,” is composed of woodcut, monotype and silkscreen on mylar and measures 10 feet high by 29 feet long.

Participants will meet outside of the Museum Street entrance to the Farnsworth at 9:45 a.m. In case of rain or cold weather, wait under cover or in your vehicle until 10 a.m. when the museum opens to the public. The program is free to Farnsworth and CMCA members, children under 16, and Rockland residents. For more information or to register, visit farnsworthmuseum.org.