Art cannot be contained. Within days of sending this publication to press, the Farnsworth Art Museum was temporarily closing to ensure everyoneâ€™s health and wellbeing. We decided to publish the magazine anyway because we believe that art cannot be contained. Maineâ€™s beautiful, rugged landscape, from the mountains to the rocky coast, is reflected in the hardiness of its people. We pride ourselves on our toughness, perseverance, and the ability of art to inspire in difficult times. Our staff continues to work remotely to bring you special digital content on the arts as you shelter in place. Visit farnsworthmuseum.org or tune into one of our social media channels. Be safe, be creative, and be well.
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SPRING 2020 IN THIS ISSUE
Dear Farnsworth Supporter, This year marks the bicentennial of Maine’s statehood. As the only museum dedicated to celebrating Maine’s role in American art, the Farnsworth is honored to take the lead in highlighting Maine’s distinguished place in our nation’s art history. Under the banner First to Hail the Rising Sun—a title inspired by a Robert Indiana painting on loan from the State House, and on display in the Farnsworth lobby—the Farnsworth’s bicentennial exhibitions celebrate Maine’s hardworking people and explore several artists with lifelong connections to our great state. We invite you to visit with us this year and enjoy a new perspective in our galleries thanks to an audio tour as well as touch-screen tablets that give visitors additional content to explore. In partnership with Rizzoli Electa, an internationally renowned publishing house, the Farnsworth is thrilled to release its new collections book: Maine and American Art: The Farnsworth Art Museum. This 383-page publication is a comprehensive examination of the museum’s history and its holdings. Our annual Maine in America Award honors thirteen Women of Vision for their contributions to Maine’s art and cultural community. From artists to philanthropists, poets to educators, the Women of Vision have created great art, championed our state’s creative economy, funded arts education in our schools, and built museums and other cultural institutions. Of course we could not do any of this without you, our members and donors—thank you. Happy birthday, Maine!
Letter from the Director A Walk in the Woods Maine and American Art: The Farnsworth Art Museum Maine in America Award: Women of Vision Anna Mae Twigg: A Personal Connection Leads to a Legacy
COVER IMAGE: Eliot Porter (American, 1901-1990), Rose Petals and Mussel Shells, Driftwood Beach, Spruce Head Island, Maine, 1971 © 1990 Amon Carter Museum of American Art MAGAZI NE STAFF Ann Scheflen Chief Advancement Officer
Christopher J. Brownawell, Director
Anneli Skaar Creative Director David Troup Marketing and Communications Manager
Robert Indiana, First State to Hail the Rising Sun, 2002; oil on canvas; 60 x 60 in.; gift of the artist to the State of Maine. Opposite: Robert Indiana, LOVE, 1996, Museum purchase, 1999.8
Karen Francomano Membership and Annual Giving Manager .
A Walk in the Woods New self-guided audio tour Maine’s extensive trail system winds its way along the coast and through the mountains and hills of our beautiful state. These trails are marked with swaths of blue paint, which keep you from getting lost in the woods and guide you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. In 2020, the Farnsworth introduces a trail of our own. Roam our twelve galleries and search for the blue blazes to uncover fascinating tidbits about how an artwork pertains to Maine’s history over the last 200 years. In this audio tour, you may hear the voice of an artist’s model, learn about how this work inspired another artwork on display, or listen to the artist speak about their process. Our blazes will expand and evolve throughout the year, so be sure to visit often. Happy trails! We have included some special audio tours throughout this magazine. Look for the blueblazes and call in for special content, accessible by phone!
LOOK FOR THESE BLAZES THROUGH OUT THIS MAGAZIN E!
Maine and American Art: The Farnsworth Art Museum New book highlights artists and art from the collection By Michael K. Komanecky, Chief Curator; Jane Bianco, Curator; and Angela Waldron, Registrar, Farnsworth Art Museum Maine and American Art is available in the Farnsworth Museum Store and online at farnsworthmuseum.org. Cover: Fairfield Porter, The Dock (detail), 1974-75
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Marguerite Zorach born 1887, Santa Rosa, California died 1968, Brooklyn, New York Land and Development of New England, 1935 Oil on canvas Museum purchase, 1991.17 © The Zorach Collection LLC Throughout her artistic career, Marguerite Zorach had the ability to recognize what was meaningful in her world and to create works “built out of my life and the things that have touched my life.” Like other modernist women struggling to balance the personal and professional domains of their creative lives, Zorach allowed these arenas to overlap—and successfully merge—into her distinctive subject matter, which emphasizes relationships between men and women, parents and children. Her monumental Land and Development of New England is filled with details of family and work life in Maine.
he idea of preparing a new book on the Farnsworth’s collection had been percolating for several years. The growth of our collection since the 2000 publication Maine in America: American Art at the Farnsworth Art Museum and the museum’s formal adoption of its mission to celebrate Maine’s role in American art led us to see that our collection told us things not only about the artists who worked or lived here but also about the state’s history in a variety of ways. Though the museum is not unique, its mission makes it distinctive. Its location, too, is distinctive, as an institution with a nationally significant collection in a small city of 7,500 residents in a largely rural state whose largest city numbers just under 70,000 residents. We decided to present in this new book what we are about: our art collection, our historic sites, and our library. Here are five works featured in Maine and American Art: The Farnsworth Art Museum, each created by a Maine artist who embodies the strengths of our collection.
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George Bellows born 1882, Columbus, Ohio died 1925, New York City The Teamster, 1916 Oil on canvas Bequest of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Noyce, 1997.3.1
George Bellows made his last visit to coastal Maine in the summer of 1916, settling into the picturesque town of Camden. He soon began an ambitious cycle of six large paintings devoted to an entirely new subject: wooden boats being constructed on the Camden shore at the Robert L. Bean shipyard. Harborfront activity in the boatyards proved an attractive theme for an artist who loved to chronicle both the sea and aspects of modern life. In 1917 he wrote about the series, suggesting its significance to him and his identification with the shipbuilder’s challenging task: “When I paint the great beginning of a ship, I feel the reverence the ship-builder has for his handiwork. . . . I am filled with awe, and I am trying to paint as well as he builds, to paint my emotion about him.”
Berenice Abbott born Springfield, Ohio, 1898 died Monson, Maine, 1991 Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1930 Gelatin silver print Gift of Mr. Ronald A. Kurtz, 1986.27.1 Seven years after Edna St. Vincent Millay won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for The Ballad of the Harp Weaver, a poignant ode to her hardworking mother, the Rockland-born poet sat for this arresting portrait taken by photographer Berenice Abbott. Born in Springfield, Ohio in 1898, Abbott began as an assistant to artist Man Ray in his Paris studio before launching her own successful portrait studio in the city in 1926. She made portraits of film director Jacques Cocteau, artist Max Ernst, and others associated with avant-garde art movements of their day.
Charles Lewis Fox born 1854, Portland, Maine died 1927, Portland, Maine Portrait of Elizabeth Andrews (Indian Girl, Larbet), 1920 Oil on board Gift of the estate of Charles L. Fox, 1960.1171 Charles Lewis Fox was a contemporary of Brewer-born ornithologist and folklorist Fannie Hardy Eckstrom and a precursor to anthropologist and ethnographer Frank Speck, both authorities on Maine’s Indigenous people, the Wabanaki (“People of the Dawn”). Fox not only documented but also befriended Maine’s Wabanaki people, particularly the Penobscot tribe on Indian Island in Old Town, Maine, with whom he lived for a year in 1920. His portraits of Penobscot Indians include one of Elizabeth Andrews, who would have been about sixteen at the time. She sits on the edge of the Penobscot River on one of more than two hundred islands comprising the lands of the Penobscot Nation in Maine.
Louise Nevelson born Leah Berliawsky in 1899, Pereiaslav, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine) died 1988, New York City Dawn Column I, 1959 Painted wood Museum purchase, 1979.81 Louise Nevelson grew up in Rockland, Maine, where she graduated from high school before moving to New York to study art. For a 1959 exhibition at MoMA, she created Dawn’s Wedding Feast, a lavish, all-white installation Use your phone of abstract sculptures that suggests to learn mor e. participants in a nuptial ceremony. Call (207) 390-87 Dawn Column I represents one of 88 and ten witnesses to the marriage in Dawn’s Wedding Feast. It stood on a narrow platform flanking the installation’s symbolic altar.
IN T H E G A L L E RIES WHEN YOU RETURN
ANDREW WYETH: Maine Legacy Through January 3, 2021 Andrew Wyeth embraced the state of Maine and painted the world he saw there from the late 1920s through 2008—almost half of Maine’s 200 years of statehood. Spanning two of the Farnsworth’s galleries, the exhibition Andrew Wyeth: Maine Legacy highlights paintings completed during Wyeth’s years in Maine. Several American artists have successfully captured Maine’s spirit. Andrew Wyeth has become synonymous with the state’s identity. He has been recognized in Maine with multiple awards, honorary degrees, and a proclamation that each year “Wyeth Day” be celebrated on July 12, his birthday, to honor his and his family’s long-lasting ties with Maine and their many contributions to the state’s artistic and cultural heritage.
The Wyeth Study Center Gallery will feature Wyeth’s Maine portraits in tempera, watercolor, and pencil, with an overview and discussion of his work in these media. Selected audio recordings from friends and models are also included. The Hadlock Gallery will highlight Wyeth’s paintings of architecture, weather, and landscape completed in tempera and watercolor during his more than 70 years in Maine. Also included in the exhibition is an early drawing pad, from 1938, done in ink and pencil. It features figures and scenes from the Port Clyde area and will be supported by two interactive tablets, which will provide additional content for visitors.
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Andrew Wyeth, Adrift, 1982 tempera on panel. The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection. © 2020 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
The Open Road; A Little Book for Wayfarers, Edward Verrall Lucas Cover Design: Bertha Stuart, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1905, Museum purchase, 2019
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Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design Through March 21, 2021 This intimate show examines the heyday of book cover design from the 1890s through the 1930s, a time of great artistic experimentation influenced by the aesthetics of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement. During this period, women created thousands of book cover designs for the mass market, from simple one-color stamped designs to more elaborate multicolor designs, some which were stunningly beautiful works of art in and of themselves. Organized by Registrar Angela Waldron and drawn primarily from the Farnsworth Library’s collection, the decorative covers featured in the exhibition are by some of the best known and most prolific cover designers of the period, such as Margaret Armstrong, Amy Sacker, Bertha Stuart, Sarah Wyman Whitman, and a group known as The Decorative Designers.
Eliot Porter: All the Wild Places Through January 3, 2021 An artist with strong scientific and environmental interests, Eliot Porter (1901–1990) took up color photography in 1939, long before fellow photographers accepted the medium, in order to produce more accurate photographs of birds. Soon thereafter, he expanded his focus to celebrate the colorful beauty of nature in general. Over a fifty-year career that includes works from Maine to China, he built a broad popular reputation based on thousands of richly hued photographs and twenty-five books. His work energized environmentalists, drew accolades from museums, and created the foundations for today’s color nature photography. He had a lifelong connection to Maine, having spent every summer since childhood with his family on Great Spruce Head Island, a place that first inspired his interest in photography, initially in black and white and soon after in color. The exhibition is organized by Farnsworth Curator Jane Bianco. Eliot Porter, Hawkweed in Meadow, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, 1968
FA RN S WO RT H A RT M U SE U M M A I N E I N A M E R I CA AWA R D 2 0 2 0
Throughout Maine’s history, women have played key leadership roles in the shaping of the state. From groundbreaking
politicians to cultural pioneers, women in Maine have been and continue to be trailblazers in their respective fields.
The Farnsworth Art Museum owes its existence to one such woman who, through her generosity and vision, helped
transform the small, working-class city of Rockland into what is now recognized as the art capital of Maine.
Born in 1838, LU C Y C O P E L A N D FA R N S WO RT H was one of six children. She would outlive her siblings by
twenty-eight years and her mother by twenty-five. After their deaths, she continued to live in the family home, the Homestead, located just behind the museum on Elm Street where she died in 1935 at age ninety-seven.
Thanks to a generous inheritance from her father and brother James, and thanks as well to her own business acumen,
Lucy left a sizable estate which she used to establish the William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum. The museum officially opened in August 1948.
In the spirit of Lucy, the Farnsworth will honor twelve other Women of Vision with the Maine in America
Award in 2020. B E R E N I C E A B B OT T A central figure in—and an
important bridge between—the photographic circles and cultural hubs of Paris and New York, Abbott made a major contribution to 20th-century photography with her ambitious project to photograph the people and places along US Route 1 from Florida to New York. L I N D A B E A N An entrepreneur and successful business-
woman, Bean is a descendant of L.L. Bean founder Leon Bean. A major supporter of the arts and land conservation in Maine, Bean is an important collector of the work of N.C. Wyeth. She has provided major support for the Farnsworth’s Wyeth Center and numerous other museum initiatives.
K AT H E R I N E B R A D F O R D A self-taught painter, Bradford explores the complexities of loneliness, gender roles, and consciousness, among other topics. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, a Pollock Krasner Grant, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. E D I T H R . D I XO N A champion for art, Dixon and her
late husband F. Eugene Dixon purchased Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture in 1978 for the City of Philadelphia to mark its bicentennial. Since 2009, Dixon has supported exhibitions and the installation of Indiana’s EAT sculpture on the Farnsworth roof—a work that has become the symbol of Rockland’s emergence as the art capital of Maine.
C I G H A RV E Y An artist whose practice seeks to find the magic in everyday life, Harvey’s work has been reviewed and featured in the New York Times, BBC, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, the Independent, and New York Magazine. She is the author of three sold-out books, and her work is in the collections of major American museums, including the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. E D N A S T. V I N C E N T M I L L AY Born in Rockland, poet
and playwright Millay came to prominence in 1912 when she recited her poem “Renascence” for guests attending a party at Camden’s Whitehall Inn. One attendee was so taken with the work that she sponsored Millay’s college education at Vassar. Millay went on to become one of America’s best-known poets. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 and was known for her feminist activism.
L O U I S E N E V E L S O N Recognized as one of the most important and innovative sculptors of the 20th century, Nevelson was born in present-day Ukraine in 1899. Her family fled persecution against the Jews to Rockland in 1905. Nevelson is included in many of the most important museum collections in the world, and the Farnsworth owns the second-largest public collection of her work. E L I Z A B E T H N OYC E A major American philanthropist, Noyce has had a significant impact on the Farnsworth Art Museum. Her bequest of the Elizabeth B. Noyce Collection included 69 works to the Farnsworth, with work by George Bellows, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Emily Muir, and more. Noyce also created the Libra Foundation and founded the Maine Bank and Trust Company to help Maine businesses and causes.
The Farnsworth Homestead, home of Lucy Farnsworth. Photograph by Walter Smalling. M O L LY N E P T U N E PA R K E R The matriarch of four
P H Y L L I S M I L L S W Y E T H An extraordinary advocate
generations of Passamaquoddy basket weavers, Parker began weaving baskets at a young age, using the scraps of ash wood that fell to the floor as her mother worked. Today, Parker leads efforts to share this tradition with young people. Born in Indian Township, she is a recipient of a Maine Arts Commission Fellowship Award for Traditional Arts, a New England Foundation for the Arts Native Arts Award, and a First Peoples Fund Community Spirit Award.
for the arts, education, and the rights of the disabled, Wyeth consulted with the National Endowment for the Arts, the White House, and the President’s Committee. Her love of Maine led to the founding of Herring Gut Learning Center to teach marine conservation. She transformed the Farnsworth by raising funds for endowment and supporting community programs such as Share the Wonder.
M AU R I N E ROT H S C H I L D A lifelong activist for
women’s rights as well as an avid supporter of the visual arts, Rothschild was the Farnsworth’s first board president. She led the museum to national prominence, recruiting an accomplished board of trustees and a professional staff. Rothschild’s advocacy efforts took her to Israel, Eritrea, and Somali to promote peace and women’s rights.
M A RG U E R I T E T H O M P S O N ZO R A C H A painter, textile artist, and designer, Zorach was a major figure in American modernism. During her fifty-five-year career, she exhibited in the famed 1913 Armory Show in New York City, was featured among the “radicals” of 33 Moderns at the Grand Central Galleries, and was awarded commissions to execute murals in US Post Office buildings around the country.
Previous recipients of the Maine in America Award include John Wilmerding (2006), Andrew Wyeth (2007), Will Barnet (2008), Robert Indiana (2009), Alex Katz (2010), Paul Caponigro (2011), Dahlov Ipcar (2012), Matthew Simmons (2013), The Shakers of Sabbathday Lake (2014), Lois Dodd (2015), Joyce Tenneson (2016), Betsy Wyeth (2017), Toshiko Mori (2018), and artists featured in the museum’s exhibition Slab City Rendezvous (2019).
“These iconic paintings are only on loan to us for our lifetime. Our philosophy—they are not owned but are for all to enjoy.The Farnsworth is the only museum that celebrates Maine’s role in American art. And I am pleased it is my home away from home.” – A N N A M A E T W I G G
ANNA MAE TWIGG: A Personal Connection Leads to a Legacy In the early 1930s, N.C. Wyeth hastily made a watercolor sketch at his kitchen table of his neighbor George Twigg. The watercolor depicts George with a ladder on his shoulder, about to traverse the orchards of Needham, Massachusetts, where he was the tree warden. “The painting now hangs in the family home where it has delighted four generations of Twiggs for more than eighty years,” says Anna Mae Twigg, widow of George Twigg III, a descendant. “The Wyeth/Twigg relationship began in the early 1930s when George’s grandparents lived on South Street in Needham, across from the Wyeths.” It was the Twiggs’ passion for art and N.C. Wyeth that led to a generous gift of the artist’s The Hayride. Anna Mae
continues to enjoy her Farnsworth membership at the Patron Circle level. She is leading the way as an inaugural supporter of the Exhibition Development and Education Fund, which funds a season of exhibitions and related educational programs. She has also made provisions for the museum in her estate plans, which makes her a new member of the Lucy Farnsworth Circle.
For more information on how you can create a legacy at the museum, please contact Ann Holton, Director of Leadership Giving, at (207) 596-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With gratitude... The generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations and local businesses provided critical funding for operations, acquisitions, exhibitions, education programming, and special projects. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we honor all those donors who make our collective achievements possible. Thank you to our many supporters who help us celebrate Maine’s role in American art.
1948 Society as of December 31, 2019 We honor these visionary donors who have given more than $100,000 to our museum, historic sites, and library. Together, this group has contributed more than $63 million to our cultural institution. $5 Million+ MBNA America Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth / The Wyeth Foundation $2 Million+ Julie and Charles Cawley / The Cawley Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Isom / MOSI Foundation Edwin F. Gamble $1 Million+ Anonymous (2) Gail Catharine and John Bertuzzi Libra Foundation MBNA Foundation Barbara and Peter McSpadden Alice and Wickham Skinner Olive C. Watson $500,000+ Anonymous Alex Katz Foundation, Inc. Ann and Dick Costello
Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust Carolyn and William Lieber Chichester duPont Foundation, Inc. Edith R. Dixon Elizabeth B. Noyce Ellen C. L. and Matthew Simmons Institute of Museum and Library Services Linda L. Bean Maurine and Robert F. Rothschild Mrs. Stuart Symington Paige and Kenneth Noland The Brown Foundation Up East Foundation Vicki and Allen Goldstein Virginia and Wayne Libhart $250,000+ Adelson Galleries Alice L. Walton Foundation KK and Douglas Auchincloss Roberta and Kenneth S. Axelson Stephanie L. Brown Cascade Foundation CCM Community Development LI LLC Clarence & Anne Dillon Dunwalke Trust Mary Baldwin Collins and Keith Collins Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation Marylouise Tandy Cowan Mazie Livingston Cox and Brinkley Thorne Susan Deutsch and Carlisle Towery Elizabeth and Michael Dingman Dan Emery Fletcher Family Foundation Frank E. Fowler
Anne and Jim Jenkins Jean and Jay Kislak Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lowry Kenneth N. Shure and Liv M. Rockefeller The Davis Family Foundation The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. Ron Stern and Elisse Walter $100,000+ Anonymous (3) American Foundation Sarah and John Ames Kit and Richard Aroneau Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Charlotte and Christopher Beebe Lillian Berliawsky David A. Blanton III Virginia and Paul C. Cabot Camden National Bank Mary Ann and Churchill Carey, Jr. Charles Butt William Davis Sylvia A. de Leon and Lynn R. Coleman T.M. Deford Estate of William E. Thon Sally and H. Allen Fernald Joan and Richard Foxwell Richard Gilder and Lois Chiles / The Gilder Foundation Harborside Consultants, Inc. Jane’s Trust Molly and Frederic Kellogg Kohler Foundation, Inc. Betsy Kunkle
A. Bodine Lamont Michelle and Larry Lasser / The Birchrock Foundation John H. MacFadyen Maine Arts Commission Mattina R. Proctor Foundation Kathleen and William F. May Ed and Carol Miller Jean and Harvey Picker / Branta Foundation Tina and Joe Pyne Gustavus Remak Ramsay Beth and Tom Renyi David Rockefeller, Sr. Carolyn and John Rosenblum Emily and James A. Rowan Susan and George Schreiber J.P. and Kaki Smith Strathmore Paper S. Donald Sussman The Anonimo Foundation The Kresge Foundation The National Endowment for the Arts The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation The Walton Family Foundation Laura and Ed Waller Kathryn B. Wilson
Lucy Farnsworth Circle as of March 1, 2020 Our heartfelt thanks to these individuals who, like our founder Lucy Farnsworth, ensure we will continue to fulfill our mission in the years to come through bequests and estate gifts. Anonymous Ms. Paula Armbruster Mr. and Mrs. Richard Aroneau Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth S. Axelson* Mr. and Mrs.* Doug Bekkedahl
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Berlind Mr. George X. Bernier* John A. Bird and Mary Alice Bird Mr. Alan L. Bird* Mr. Alton Hall Blackington* Janice Blood* Ms. Mary Boudreau* Mrs. Joan Ryerson Brewster* Mrs. Virginia C. Brooks* Mr. Colin Brown* Mr. Edwin L. Brown* Mrs. Ruth Brown Mr. Walter Bueher* Mr. Dana R. Burnham* Jean Winifred Rowell Burrage* Mr. Steve J. Caminis Ms. Lisa D. Coon* Mr. Dick Costello Mr. Edward Hyde Cox* Ms. Mary Meeker Cramer* Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Davis* Katherine M. de Rochemont* Kathy Deupree Mr. and Mrs. C. Jay Dunton Mr. Harry R. Eaton* Ms. Martha Wyeth Elkins Mrs. Eleanor Crosby Erdman Miss Lucy Copeland Farnsworth* Mr. Nairn B. Farnsworth Mr. and Mrs. H. Allen Fernald Mr. Herbert L. Fink* Ms. Betty R. Fisher* Gertrude Fiske* Mr. Charles L. Fox* Mr. Richard W. Foxwell* Mr. Edwin F. Gamble* Mr.* and Mrs. Charles D. Gibson Mrs. Victoria R. Goldstein Bess Battey Gowdy* Ms. Katherine Haines* Emily V. Hall* Ruth Haskell* Mr. Donelson Hoopes*
David G. Hopkins Mrs. Anne W. Jenkins Mr. Frederic R. Kellogg Ms. Cynthia Kellogg Barrington* Dr. Frank W. Kibbe* Mr. Charles H. Knickerbocker* Mr. Robert E. Kulp, Jr. Betsy Kunkle Mrs. A. Bodine Lamont* Edna Lamson* Ms. Barbara Lannon* Mr. and Mrs. William J. Leone Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lowry* Harriet Carlton Luce* Mr. John H. MacFadyen* Ms. Martha Mason* Ms. Robin Watt Masters* Mr. Stephen May* Mr.* and Mrs. William F. May Mr. Malvin J. Mayer* Ms. Anna B. McCoy Ms. Maude Robin McCoy Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. McSpadden* Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meissner* Mr. Robert Messer* Mr. William Franklin Mitchell* Anita Card Montgomery* Mrs. Elizabeth B. Noyce* Mrs. Anne P. Owsley* Mr. William J.L. Parker* Alice Robbins Richard* Mr. Gary Rodrigues and Ms. Robin Buckley Mr. Maurice T. Root* Mr. and Mrs. James A. Rowan Mrs. Marilyn M. Saltus Mr. Edwin Murray Senter* Mrs. Nancy B. Sheldon* Mr. and Mrs. Wickham Skinner* Dr. and Mrs. Michael P. Smith Ethel M. Smith* Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Smith* Harriet W. St. Clair* Alice H. Stenger* * deceased
$2 million contributed fiscal year 2019
Ms. Judith F. Stevenson Ms. Barbara B. Stimson* Mrs. Elizabeth A. Straus* Geraldine King Tam* Estate of William E. Thon* Ms. Deborah Tobey Anna Mae Twigg Mrs. Irene von Horvath* Edward M. Waller Jr. and Laura R. Waller Mrs. Olive C. Watson* Ms. Agnes Wheeler* Mrs. Arthur Williston* Mrs. Bertha Winslow* Ms. Sarah M. Woolworth Mr. Andrew Wyeth*
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants October 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019 We are grateful for the many people, companies, and organizations that help us celebrate the role of Maine in American art. $250,000+ Alice L. Walton Foundation Estate of Wickham Skinner Fletcher Family Foundation $100,000 Anonymous Edwin F. Gamble Charitable Lead Trust Beth and Tom Renyi The Gilder Foundation $50,000 + Anonymous (2) Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust Edith R. Dixon Anne and James Rogers
Estate of Katherine M. de Rochemont The Bertuzzi Family Foundation The Van Otterloo Family Foundation $25,000+ Anonymous Arison Arts Foundation Stephanie L. Brown Foundation Camden National Bank CedarWorks Charles E. Erb Foundation Lisa and Brian Garrison Vicki and Alan Goldstein Dr. Theodore E. and Ms. Betty G. Long Mattina R. Proctor Foundation Tina and Joe Pyne The Anonimo Foundation Todd Robinson Susan and George Schreiber J.P. and Kaki Smith The Wyeth Foundation $10,000+ Anonymous (3) Eve and Ellsworth Alvord Nancy and Richard Alvord Nancy D. Alvord Fund of The Seattle Foundation Ann Mudge Backer Charlotte and Christopher Beebe Susan and Duncan Brown Charles C. Butt Cascade Foundation Paula Carreiro and Peter Branch Commercial Tent Rentals The Davis Family Foundation Annie de Cossy Forsyth Sylvia A. de Leon and Lynn R. Coleman First National Bank Flowers by Hoboken Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Joan and Preston Haskell Heidi and Kevin Naughton
70,000+ museum visitors each year
Anne and Jim Jenkins Jean H. Kislak Libra Foundation Lance D. Mahaney Maine Arts Commission Dorsey Dee Murray Jean A. Rhodes Holly and Nick Ruffin Kenneth N. Shure and Liv M. Rockefeller Ron Stern and Elisse Walter Sheryl and Dan Tishman / Northlight Foundation Anna Mae Twigg Lucinda B. Watson Webber Oil Foundation Wyeth Foundation for American Art $5,000+ Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Philip D. Allen Kenneth and Roberta Axelson Fund for the Farnsworth Art Museum of the Maine Community Foundation Bank of America Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Anne Susan and Nevins Baxter Linda L. Bean Diana B. Bean Sue-Ann and William Buckley Julie P. Cawley Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation Inc. Ned Black and Carolyn Davis Kathleen and Jack Deupree Susan Deutsch and Carlisle Towery Dowling Walsh Gallery Ray Egan Fisher Charitable Foundation Dorsey R. Gardner and Ni Rong Hampton Inn & Suites The Holton Family Martha and Peter Hurley Cynthia Hyde and Jim Kinnealey Scott R. Isdaner and Lynne G. Ravitz
2,000+ member and donor households each year
Robert E. Kulp, Jr. Betsy Kunkle Maine Office of Tourism Toshiko Mori and James Carpenter Plants Unlimited Rochelle and Jim Putnam Michael J. Roach Peter Rothschild Summit Art Advisory, LLC Louise T. Turan and William George Cali and Kaja Veilleux $2,500+ Anonymous A. R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation Alexandre Gallery, New York Eleanor and Charlton Ames Kit and Richard Aroneau Becton Family Foundation Mary Alice and John Bird Ann and Harris Bixler Ann and Richard Bresnahan Amy and Robert Campbell CedarWorks F. Randall Chanler and Andrew Stancioff Daniel Emery F.L. Putnam Investment Management Company Lucy and Bill Farland Susan and R. Kent Farris Sally and Allen Fernald Joe B. Foster Family Foundation fourTWELVE Judith and Phillip George Thendara Foundation Eric Grossman M.D. Anna Grace and Paul Holloway Scott C. Hoyt IBM Corporation J. Edward Knight Insurance Suzanne and R. Douglas Kahn Molly and Frederic Kellogg Leonard Kizner and Jeffrey Tucker Lisa Kranc
Carol and Val Kratzman Traci and Mark Lerner Tamara and Robin Lloyd Maritime Energy Drs. Robyn and Bob Metcalfe Sandra and John Moore Caroline and Wayne Morong Gayle and David Noble Anne Brewer Ogden PEAK Event Services Susan Petersmeyer and Adam Henneke Marybeth and Stephen Pullum Luther and Madelyn Sadler Ellen Seidman and Walter Slocombe Cary Slocum and Glenn Montgomery Susan G. Taylor Charlotte C. Weber Katherine and Timothy Weber Wipfli | Macpage $1,000+ Anonymous Bagala Window Works Inc. Katherine and Eric Baumgartner Lucy and Richard Belding James G. Bennett III Beveridge Farm Stand Elizabeth and Bernard Blum Isabelle and Hanley Bodek Karen and Robert Brace Vivian and Marc Brodsky Ruth Brown, Henry Meil, and Carlie Elizabeth Krementz and Bill Byrne Steve J. Caminis Christieâ€™s Inc. Mary Baldwin Collins and Keith Collins Michaela and Jeffrey Colquhoun Margaret Conklin and David Sable Sally Cook The Cote Corporation Davilynn and John Cowperthwaite Beatrice and William Cox Hilary H. Creighton
Susan and Sanford Criner Sheryl and Clifford Dacso Edward G. Ewing Sumy Daeufer and Joseph Faber GE Foundation Shelia Geoffrion and Robert Lawson Alice Bingham Gorman Emory and Fred Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Haynes Ellen Sudow and Joseph Higdon Judith Holden Ellen and Jack Holland May and James Houghton Barbara and Charles Hughes Mary Joe Hughes and Rick Franklin Dana Johansen Ruth and Edward Kenney Catherine and James Kinsella Deborah and Conrad Kozak Cathy Landau-Painter and Charles Mamane Lydia Kimball and Jack Ledbetter Karol and Robert Linton Jan and Kevin Lipson Diane and Kenneth Love Louise McIlhenny and Hugh Riddleberger Georgene and Frederick Moon Johanna Moore and Tim Finefrock Tamra and Gerald Muir Molly Mulhern Janette and Robert Noddin Sunset Knoll Landscaping Victoria and William Palgutt Plein Air Painters - The Real Thing Isabel Shattuck and Samuel Plimpton Ann Beha and Robert Radloff Carolyn and John Rosenblum Emily and James Rowan Richard A. Russack Bruce Russell and Andrew Oakley Middlecott Foundation Elizabeth S. Saltonstall Klara and Lawrence Silverstein Ellen C. L. Simmons
$58 million economic impact in mid-coast Maine
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Valerie and Robert Slater Beverly and Ronald Smith Marianne and Stuart Smith The Snider Foundation Shirley and Douglas Stenberg Helen B. Stern Sandra and Terry Strine Karen Sulzberger and Eric Lax Alexandra T. Thorne Louise L. Vinton Carolyn and Craig Watson Joan M. Webster Abby and J. Richard Whittington Windsor Chairmakers Sabina A. Wood Art and Antiques Mark Zable Judy and Allen Zern
Patron’s Circle October 1, 2018– December 31, 2019 Fellow $5,000 Anonymous Elizabeth and Thomas Renyi Benefactor $2,500 Anonymous Sue-Ann and William Buckley Daniel Emery Traci and Mark Lerner Anne Brewer Ogden Luther and Madelyn Sadler Anna Mae Twigg Circle $1,000 Elisabeth and Philip Allen James G. Bennett III Ann and Richard Bresnahan Elizabeth Krementz and Bill Byrne Amy and Robert Campbell
F. Randall Chanler and Andrew Stancioff Beatrice and William Cox Kathleen and Jack Deupree Sumy Daeufer and Joseph Faber Judith and Phillip George Ellen and Jack Holland Dana Johansen Catherine and James Kinsella Leonard Kizner and Jeffrey Tucker Lydia Kimball and Jack Ledbetter Diane and Kenneth Love Drs. Robyn and Bob Metcalfe Georgene and Frederick Moon Tamra and Gerald Muir Gayle and David Noble Victoria and William Palgutt Ann Beha and Robert Radloff Carolyn and John Rosenblum Emily and James Rowan Richard A. Russack Bruce Russell and Andrew Oakley Marianne and Stuart Smith Sandra and Terry Strine Lucinda B. Watson Katherine and Timothy Weber Abby and J. Richard Whittington Mark Zable Judy and Allen Zern
Gifts of Art January 1– December 31, 2019 Gift of Drs. Robert N. Mayer and Debra E. Weese-Mayer Family Collection Red Grooms (American, born 1937) Slab City Rendezvous, 1964 Oil on canvas with wood and cardboard 56 ½ x 60 inches 2019.1
Gifts from the Estate of Thomas Cornell Thomas Cornell (American, 1937–2012) Walt Whitman, 1970 Etching and colored aquatint 17 ¾ x 14 ¾ inches 2019.2.1 Thomas Cornell (American, 1937–2012) Frederick Douglass, 1965 Etching and aquatint 19 ½ x 14 ⅞ inches 2019.2.2 Thomas Cornell (American, 1937–2012) A Self Portrait, 1965 Engraving 6 ⅞ x 5 ½ inches 2019.2.3 Fine Arts Book Deluxe edition of The Defense of Gracchus Babeuf The Gehenna Press; Limited Edition (1964) Thomas Cornell (American, 1937–2012) The Four Ages, 1985 Pastel on paper 9 ⅞ by 30 inches 2019.2.4 Thomas Cornell (American, 1937–2012) The Four Ages Pencil study 9 ⅞ by 30 inches 2019.2.5
Gift from the Arlene & Walter Meranze Collection Bernard Langlais (American, 1921–1977) Rockland, Maine, ca.1970s Mixed media composition; carved and constructed wood with paint 48 x 98 inches 2019.3 Gifts of John Wilmerding Alex Katz, (American, born 1927) Ferry, 2006 Oil on canvas 12 x 12 inches 2019.5 Varujan Yegan Boghosian (American, born 1926) Untitled (Andrew Wyeth Collage) Mixed media: paper attached to a page from the book The Art of Andrew Wyeth by Wanda Corn (Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1975) 8 1/8 x 10 ¾ inches 2019.5 Anonymous Gift Allison Davis (American, born 1986) Curious Thing, 2018 Ash, paper pulp, bronze 73 ½ x 104 x 24 inches 2019.6
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Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917–2009) Grain Barrel, 1961 Watercolor on paper 22 ½ x 30 inches 2019.7.1
Leonard Baskin (American, 1922–2000) Plaster of Winslow Homer, 1982 (presented in 1985) Plaster cast 12 x 9 inches 2019
James Wyeth (American, born 1946) Monhegan Skiff, 1984 Watercolor on paper 22 x 30 inches 2019.7.1 Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew R. Simmons Henry F. Walling (American, 1825–1888) Jacob Chace, Jr. (American, 1819–1864) Map of the State of Maine from Surveys made by the United States, 1862 Hand-colored, varnished lithograph mounted on linen 61 ½ x 62 ⅞ inches 2019.8 Gift of Roberta Belkin in memory of Herb Belkin Paul Caponigro Standing White Deer, Wicklow, Ireland (Printed 1993), 1967 Gelatin silver print, ed. 20/40 7 x 10 inches 2019.10
Leonard Baskin (American, 1922–2000) Plaster of Augustus of St. Gaudens Plaster cast 9 inch diameter 2019 Leonard Baskin (American, 1922–2000) Portrait of Thomas Eakins, ca. 1964 Etching on Rives paper 18 x 13 inches (image size) 29 ¾ x 22 inches (sheet size) 2019 Gift of Sylvia A. de Leon Waldo Peirce (American, 1884–1970) Studio at Searsport, 1952 Oil on canvas 30 x 43 inches 2019
For a complete list of donations of art from 2018, please visit: farnsworthmuseum.org
Memorials and Tributes October 1, 2018– December 31, 2019 We appreciate these thoughtful patrons who honored an individual or marked a special occasion with a gift to the museum. Thank you!
In Memory of Ben Hoops and In Honor of Hurricane Island Deborah Hoops In Memory of David George Noyes Harold A. Nelson In Memory of David M. Abbot R. Louise Abbot
Richard P. Mellon Josee L. Shelley Ellen C. L. Simmons Estate of Wickham Skinner Louise L. Vinton Charlotte C. Weber Helena A. Wright In Memory of Polly Mudge Welliver Ann M. Backer
In Honor of Anneli Skaar Betsy Kunkle
In Memory of Ann-Penn Stearns Holton and Frederick D. Holton The Holton Family
In Honor of Doug Curtis Dowling Walsh Gallery
In Memory of Donald A. Jenkins Sandra A. MacKay
In Memory of Richard Bird Barbara A. Berr Mei Dinoff Marjorie J. Evans
In Honor of Edward Albee’s OCCUPANT at Theatre J Susan Rome
In Memory of Dottie Hayes Anna S. Hayes
In Memory of Sumi Prabhu Girija Bhat
In Memory of Ernest Bevilacqua Family of Ernest M. Bevilacqua
In Memory of Thomas F. Percy Andrea Barrett Jane Johnston Charles Lauderback Charmi Neely Stoddard Smith
In Honor of Evelyn and Gerry Isom Reid Bodek In Honor of Jacqueline McIain Dowling Walsh Gallery In Honor of John Kincade Carolyn Birbeck In Honor of Lawrence J. Lasser George Frelinghuysen In Honor of Lisa and Brian Garrison Karen and Robert Sweet In Honor of Lisa Garrison Margaret Conklin Merna and Joseph Guttentag In Honor of Shirley Stenberg Dowling Walsh Gallery In Honor of Susan Tripp Christina Holloway In Honor of Carol and Chris Brownawell Daniel Smereck In Honor of Gail and John Bertuzzi The Chicago Community Foundation
In Memory of Frederick L. Cuff Annie de Cossy Forsyth In Memory of Lynne Bekkedahl Kit Stone In Memory of Mr. George Twigg III Anna Mae Twigg In Memory of Paul and Betty Starkey Starkey Foundation In Memory of Phyllis M. Wyeth Alice L. Walton Foundation Charles Altschul Cascade Foundation Christian C. Sanderson Museum James H. Duff Richard Gilder and Lois Chiles / The Gilder Foundation John Greene Emory A. Hamilton Hurricane Island Outward Bound School Betsy Kunkle Dr. Theodore E. and Ms. Betty G. Long
In Memory of Wickham Skinner John W. Johnson Betsy Kunkle Carl Little Ellen C. L. Simmons Phoebe Skinner Lawson In Memory of William N. Moore Albert H. Conrad Longacres’ Nursery Center In Memory of Jackie Mahaney (Witham) Weber Oil Foundation In Memory of Lawson and Dorothy Reed Thendara Foundation Tapestry, Carol Dunbar Studio, Buckquoy,
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OF TRUSTEES Charles Altschul President Ed Waller Vice President Victoria Goldstein Second Vice President Ron Stern Secretary Gerald A. Isom Treasurer Stephanie L. Brown Paula J. Carreiro Dick Costello Sylvia A. de Leon Victoria Clark Dibner Lisa Garrison Connie Hayes Jean Kislak Gregory B. Knowlton Robert E. Kulp Lawrence J. Lasser Thomas A. Renyi Susan Schreiber Kenneth Shure James P. Smith, Jr. Susan Allen Thomas Laura Wack Presidents Emeriti/ae Richard Aroneau Susan M. Deutsch H. Allen Fernald Anne W. Jenkins Frederic R. Kellogg Trustees Emeriti/ae Gail Catharine Bertuzzi Mazie Cox Elizabeth Kunkle John Rosenblum Ex Officio Christopher J. Brownawell Director
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