Through Women's Eyes

The Farnsworth is currently presenting highlights from our collection that feature both women artists and works that depict women, all dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This exhibition located in the Library Gallery features works exclusively by women.


Women

The Farnsworth is currently presenting highlights from our collection that feature both women artists and works that depict women, all dating from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This exhibition located in the Rothschild Gallery emphasizes the portrayal of women in art.


Art of Disaster

Flood, fire, earthquake, drought…few things capture the collective imagination more than the subject of disaster. This exhibition, drawn primarily from the Farnsworth collection, explores the universal world of natural and human-originated disasters. Depicted are a host of disasters: drowning, floods, fire, hurricanes, shipwrecks and war; the calamity of the aftermath: harrowing rescues, disease, death and destruction; and the cleanup that ensued.


Other Voices

Located in the Nevelson-Berliawsky Gallery in the main musuem, "Other Voices" explores the nearly 100 post-World War II works by American artists, including works by young emerging artists, that are in the Farnsworth collection.


Dahlov Ipcar

The Farnsworth is deeply saddened by the passing of artist Dahlov Ipcar on Saturday, February 11 at the age of 99. The daughter of American modernist artists William and Marguerite Zorach, her animal-inspired paintings, children’s books, and intricate patterns and geometric designs were an inspiration to so many of all ages, so please enjoy the following selection of her works from the Farnsworth.


Recent Acquisitions

Browse works that have come into the collection since 2011.


American Treasures

This exhibition offers a range of responses a number of nationally, indeed in some cases internationally, significant artists have had as a result of their decisions to live and work in Maine. Their works are ample demonstrations of the diverse voices that Maine’s artists have brought to the larger and ongoing narrative of the history of American art. There are also works donated to the museum by artists who have long time associations with our state.


Louise Nevelson

The Farnsworth's collection of Nevelson works is the second largest in the United States and spans six decades of the artist's long career.


Jonathan Fisher

The Farnsworth has a large collection of works by Jonathan Fisher, the first pastor of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, Maine. Largely untrained as an artist, he had a natural ability for drawing and painting and taught himself wood engraving.


The Wyeths

The Farnsworth has a rich collection of paintings, drawings and watercolors by three generations of Wyeth artists: N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and James Wyeth.