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Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan Exhibit at Farnsworth Museum

Posted May 15, 2012, at 10:38 a.m.

Tuesday, May 15 to Thursday, December 13, 2012; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Wyeth Center, Farnsworth Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland, Maine

Contact: ; (207) 596-6457

Website: farnsworthmuseum.org/

“Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan” Exhibit will be on display at Farnsworth Museum’s Wyeth Center in Rockland from May through December 30.

Jamie Wyeth’s connection to Monhegan dates to the late 1950s, when he first went there with his father, and he has continued to paint there ever since. His connection to fellow artist Rockwell Kent goes back nearly as far. Early in his career Wyeth bought several pen and ink drawings by Kent used as the sources for his illustrations to Moby Dick, one of Kent’s most renowned book illustration projects. Subsequently, Wyeth acquired what was Kent’s last home and studio on Monehgan, and then bought several of Kent’s paintings from his first period on the island around 1907. This exhibition will focus on works by the two artists done on Monhegan, and how the scenic island has inspired their work. Hours: June 1 through October 31, open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (from 5-8 p.m. Free admission to all).

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