Gallery tour: ‘Andrew Wyeth in Rockland’

Apr 13, 2018
© 2018 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS) Andrew Wyeth’s “Rockland Harbor, 1954” is a watercolor on paper in the collection of the Farnsworth Museum of Art. Note the WRKD tower; Rockland’s AM radio station began broadcasting two years earlier.

Rockland — The downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will have a tour of the recently opened exhibition “Andrew Wyeth in Rockland” Wednesday, April 25, at 2 p.m.

The tour, led by the Wyeth Study Center staff, is free with museum admission. To join thew tour, come to the museum’s main lobby off Museum Street.

Andrew Wyeth made occasional painting sojourns to Rockland between 1939 and 1989. 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. Many of these paintings are exhibited for the first time.

The exhibition, which runs into next winter, includes an audio guide featuring a series of oral histories that compliment the exhibition labels. This audio guide is accessible via visitors’ cell phones. 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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