Farnsworth Forum Presents Director of the Whitney Museum Adam Weinberg

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  • June 24, 2011

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Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, Photograph © Dawoud Bey Art © Sol LeWitt/ Artists Rights Scoiety (ARS), New York

On Thursday, July 7, the Farnsworth Art Museum will be presenting the Farnsworth Forum, an annual event that features one of America's leading public intellectuals discussing the state of the art world. This year the Farnsworth Forum will host Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Adam Weinberg. With a long and distinguished career in curatorial and art museum administrative work, Adam Weinberg now guides one of America's most important and influential museums of American art. The Forum will take place at 6 p.m., at The Strand Theatre in Rockland.

In an interview with the Farnsworth's Director of Education Roger Dell, Weinberg will discuss the history of the Whitney, its famous Biennial, the role of contemporary art in today's American museums, and the current state of art museums throughout the world. This spring the Whitney broke ground for its new building designed by architect Renzo Piano in the Meatpacking District in New York City. Weinberg will discuss the ins and outs of planning and building a major museum in this current economic and artistic climate. A question-and-answer period will follow the interview.

Adam D. Weinberg has been the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art since October 2003. Previously, he was the Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Philips Academy, Andover, from 1999 to 2003.

In 1981, Mr. Weinberg joined the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where he served as Director of Education and Assistant Curator. In 1989, he joined the Whitney for the first time as Director of the Whitney Equitable Center. He subsequently assumed the post of Artistic and Program Director of the American Center in Paris in 1991. He returned to the Whitney as Curator of the Permanent Collection in 1993 and was made Senior Curator in 1998.

The fee is $18 for members and $23 for nonmembers. Full-time students and teachers receive free admission. For more information or for ticketing, please contact the Education Department at 207-596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education

David Troup
Farnsworth Art Museum
207-596-6457 ext 128

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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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