Never-exhibited Wyeths to hang at Farnsworth

Mar 10, 2018
© 2018 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS) Andrew Wyeth’s “Sea Dog Study” is a 1971 tempera on panel in The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection.

Rockland — On Saturday, March 17, the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will open the first of two Andrew Wyeth exhibitions that will feature works of the artist that have never been exhibited before. “Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection” will remain on view in the museum’s Hadlock Gallery through Oct. 21.

The tempera and studies exhibition welcomes home a group of Wyeth’s works that have been on loan to the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum for “Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect.” The Farnsworth exhibition pairs several temperas with studies that provide a window into Wyeth’s process; and includes Wyeth’s final tempera, “Goodbye, My Love,” which he completed towards the end of 2008.

“Andrew Wyeth in Rockland” will open April 7 in the museum’s Wyeth Study Center, to hang through Nov. 4. Wyeth made occasional painting sojourns to Rockland between 1939 and 1989 and, while Rockland 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 include many works that have never been exhibited before.

Lead Sponsor of these exhibitions is Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon, and Primary Media Sponsor is Maine Home + Design. For more information, visit

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

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