New Exhibition at the Farnsworth: About Buildings

  • ROCKLAND, Maine
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  • February 11, 2016

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Howard Cook (1901-1980) Lower Manhattan, 1930 Lithograph 15 7/8 x 11 ½ inches Museum Purchase, 1980.7
Farnsworth Art Museum
Yvonne Jacquette (b. 1934), Southeast View from World Trade Center #1, Pastel, 24 x 17 ½ inches, Museum Purchase, 2001.31
Farnsworth Art Museum

(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, February 13, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open an exhibition of works focusing on buildings and the built environment. The exhibition of paintings, prints, three-dimensional work, maps and photographs will be on display in the museum’s Library Gallery through January 8, 2017.

Architecture signifies structure: shelters that provide a roof over our heads, or landmarks that define the character of a town, or qualities of buildings that we pass each day. While the reach of architects often extends into the realms of industrial, textile and other forms of design, and the term itself is applied to many branches of learning, this exhibition focuses mainly upon buildings and the built environment. About Buildings takes a general approach to the notion of architecture, in which landmarks and details of the discipline are seen in a variety of forms and in depictions of buildings in Maine, Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago and Taos—all selected from the collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum.

David Troup
Farnsworth Art Museum

Farnsworth Art Museum
16 Museum Street
Rockland, Maine
About Farnsworth Art Museum

Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists. With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. The museum houses the nation's second-largest collection of works by premier 20th-century sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center exclusively features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth. The Farnsworth's library is also housed in its Rockland, ME, campus. Two historic buildings, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House, complete the museum complex.

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