‘Andrew Wyeth in Rockland’ opens

Apr 01, 2018
© 2018 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS) Andrew Wyeth’s “Rockland Light” is a 1961 watercolor on paper in The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection.

Rockland — “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland,” the second of two Andrew Wyeth exhibitions featuring works of the artist that have never been exhibited before, will open Saturday, April 7, at the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum.

Wyeth made occasional painting sojourns to Rockland between 1939 and 1989 and, while the city is not a major theme of Wyeth’s work, these paintings document Rockland’s architecture and industrial past. Many of the sites he painted are now recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. The show will hang through Nov. 4 in the museum’s Wyeth Study Center.

On view through Oct. 21 in the museum’s Hadlock Gallery is “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection.” This exhibition pairs several temperas with studies; and includes Wyeth’s final tempera, “Goodbye, My Love,” which he completed towards the end of 2008. Lead Sponsor of these exhibitions is Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon, and Primary Media Sponsor is Maine Home + Design. For more information, visit farnsworthmuseum.org.

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

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