The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will present “A Conversation with Jamie Wyeth,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 14. The program, in conjunction with the exhibition “Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan,” on display at the museum’s Wyeth Center through December 30, will take place at The Strand Theatre in Rockland.
The public is invited to join Jamie Wyeth for a conversation with Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky about the artist’s long-standing connections to Monhegan Island and to fellow artist Rockwell Kent. Wyeth first went to Monhegan with his father in the late 1950s, and he has continued to paint there ever since. Early in his career he bought several pen and ink drawings by Rockwell Kent used as the sources for Kent’s illustrations to Moby Dick. Subsequently, Wyeth bought several of Kent’s paintings done on Monhegan Island around 1907.
The fee for this program is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information or to make a reservation please call the Education Department at 207-596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education.