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Opening Reception of “The Wyeths and American Artists in Maine”
January 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$10
Celebrate the opening of our spring exhibition: “The Wyeths and American Artists in Maine: Selections from the Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum.”
As a source of inspiration, Maine has played an important role in American art and culture since the 19th century. It was particularly attractive to early American painters who interpreted the State’s vast wildernesses and rockbound coast as emblematic of the nation’s rugged independence and unique spiritual relationship with nature. This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth.
In collaboration with The Mennello Museum of American Art, there will also be four major paintings from the exhibition “Bo Bartlett: American Artist” on view at the Orlando Museum of Art. “Bo Bartlett: American Artist” is organized by the Mennello Museum of American Art and will open there on January 27, 2017. The exhibition is being presented concurrently with the Orlando Museum of Art’s exhibition, “The Wyeths and American Artists in Maine.”
Enjoy an evening of early American art, a wine and beer cash bar and complimentary soft drinks at the opening reception.
LECTURE – 6:30PM
Michael K. Komanecky, Chief Curator Farnsworth Art Museum
Support for this lecture is provided by Friends of American Art.
$10 for Guests
FREE for Museum Members
Available at $5 per vehicle
2416 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803
Call 407.896.4231 ext. 230 or email [email protected]
Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program
Additional Support for this Exhibition is Generously Provided by:
• The Maineiacs
N.C Wyeth, Maine Headland, Black Head, Monhegan Island (detail), c. 1936-38, oil on canvas, 48 ¼ x 52 ¼ in., Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Noyce. Image courtesy of the Farnsworth Art Museum.