“About Buildings” Opens at Farnsworth Art Museum on Feb. 13

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On Saturday, February 13, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland 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.

The museum is located at 16 Museum Street. For more information, visit www.farnsworthartmuseum.org/