Shown here, “Rainbow Connection” by Susan Levett — one of the contemporary works in the show.
Shown here, “Rainbow Connection” by Susan Levett — one of the contemporary works in the show.
On Saturday, March 23, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a talk by Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky. The presentation, entitled “The Screen Show: Six Folding Screens by Maine Artists,” will take place in the Farnsworth’s auditorium at 2 p.m. The Screen Show (on view through September 22) is the Farnsworth’s present-day response to a long screen-making tradition, an art form that was especially popular in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Maine artists were invited to submit proposals for a folding screen and the final selection was chosen by a jury of artists and curators. Komanecky will discuss the contemporary works in the exhibition within the context of international screen-making traditions. The fee for the program is $10 and $8 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org