Shown, Red Grooms, “Slab City Rendezvous,” 1964, oil on canvas with wood and cardboard, 56 1/2 x 60 inches. Collection of Farnsworth Art Museum, gift of Drs. Robert N. Mayer and Debra E. Weese-Mayer Family Collection, 2019.
Shown, Red Grooms, “Slab City Rendezvous,” 1964, oil on canvas with wood and cardboard, 56 1/2 x 60 inches. Collection of Farnsworth Art Museum, gift of Drs. Robert N. Mayer and Debra E. Weese-Mayer Family Collection, 2019.
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum Street, Rockland, will host a lecture by guest curator Susan Danly titled “From New York to Lincolnville,” Saturday, June 15, 1 to 2 p.m., in the museum’s auditorium. Danly’s lecture will investigate how and why a group of young New York artists first came to midcoast Maine in the 1950s, bringing with them new ideas about modern art. The diverse group included figurative and landscape painters Lois Dodd, Rackstraw Downes, Yvonne Jacquette, Alex Katz and Neil Welliver; filmmaker and photographer Rudy Burckhardt; installation artists Red Grooms and Mimi Gross; and painter-sculptor Bernard Langlais. What they created on Slab City Road transformed art-making in Maine and the course of art in America. Program fee is $15, $10 for Farnsworth members, which includes gallery admission. For more information or to register, visit farnsworthmuseum.org