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Farnsworth Art Museum presents The Art of the Book

The Farnsworth Art Museum presents The Art of the Book, an exhibition on view April 01, 2012, in the Craig Gallery.

The Odyssey, N.C. Wyeth

The Art of the Book, organized by Farnsworth Registrar Angela Waldron, is an exploration of the museum’s eclectic collection of primarily nineteenth- and twentieth- century rare, first edition, and out- of -print books ranging from the earliest purchases by Robert Bellows in the 1940s to important donations made throughout the museum’s history. Included will be Bellow’s original ledger describing his purchases, providing a fascinating insight into his collecting mission, trends of the time, and the storied bookshops he frequented in Boston and New York City.

The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine’s ongoing role in American art. It offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists, with 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in the collection. The Farnsworth has one of the largest public collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson, while its Wyeth Center features works by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. Its two National Register historic sites, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House, and Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex. –

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