In 2017 the Farnsworth is presenting two major exhibitions featuring the work of women who have played important roles in twentieth-century American art, both of whom also had deep connections to Maine: Marguerite Zorach and Louise Nevelson.
Enjoy radiant work from some of the finest makers in the world.
Marguerite Zorach – An Art-Filled Life is an exhibition that brings together sixty paintings and textiles by Marguerite Thompson Zorach made between 1910 and 1965. In highlighting her contributions as a modernist who helped changed the course of American art, the Farnsworth presents the full range of her skills.
This exhibition will explore Marsden Hartley’s complex and visually arresting relationship with his native state—from the lush Post-Impressionist inland landscapes with which he launched his career, to the later roughly rendered paintings of Maine’s rugged coastal terrain, its hardy inhabitants, and the magisterial Mount Katahdin.
Join the Boothbay Railway Village for a month-long celebration of the history, art and culture of Maine’s stone industry. Look for educational programs, the exhibit Built with Stone: The Story of Granite, Slate, and Limestone in Maine, and a 10-day sculpture symposium investigating the ties between technology, industry and the creative world.
Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 20, 2017 Stone Symposium (Artists Working)
At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. This sweeping musical portrait of early twentieth-century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together.
Join Center for Maine Contemporary Art for a festive Summer Night celebrating the First Anniversary in its spectacular Toshiko Mori Architect building and the opening of the exhibition Linden Frederick | Night Stories, a collaboration between artist and 15 award-winning authors.
If you’re looking to meet new sailing friends or want to introduce a friend to the joys of sailing, Friday Night Social Sailing at SailMaine is for you! All experience levels are welcome to go for a sail on a J/22. Friday Night Social Sails are a great way to get out on Casco Bay and meet other members of the Portland community. Come down and join the fun! $25 per person.
Vehicles are sold to collectors all over the world at this annual auction. Join in for the 40th annual auction to see what this year’s show will bring.