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Wyeth’s egg tempera

ROCKLAND — As part of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Achieving American Art lecture series, Joyce Hill Stoner, professor of material culture at the University of Delaware, will give a lecture, “The Message is the Medium,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at The Strand Theatre.

During the presentation, Stoner will present Andrew Wyeth’s use of egg tempera, including his insights into the medium as “dusty” and “lonely,” with associations with “mummies and dead flies.” Stoner was Wyeth’s conservator for the last 12 years of his life and often discussed with him his painting techniques and his intentions for the final appearance of his paintings. Wyeth consulted regularly with Stone on her treatments of his works, and he painted her portrait in 1999.

For individual lectures, tickets are available with no reservations at the door, members $12, $15 others, free to full-time students and teachers. Reservations required. For more information, call the Farnsworth Education Department at 596-0949.

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