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Mar 19

State of Mind: Becoming Maine

Thursday, March 19 –

Event Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm

Farnsworth Art Museum
16 Museum Street, Rockland

Talk by Tilly Laskey The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history? Tilly Laskey will analyze Maine as the homeland of the Wabanaki people, as a European province, as part of the District of Massachusetts, and later as the State of Maine through the experiences of Wabanaki people alongside the early settlers, including European American, African American, and Acadian-French communities. Tilly Laskey is a museum curator specializing in Native art and culture. Born and raised in Maine, she has curated at nationally recognized museums in Maine, Minnesota, and South Dakota. In 2014, Laskey joined the Maine Historical Society in Portland, where she currently works as curator, and where she has curated significant exhibitions such as 400 Years of New Mainers (2016); Maine Eats (2018); Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki People, Culture, History, and Art (2019); and State of Mind: Becoming Maine (2020). Cost: $15; $10 museum members, including gallery admission
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About Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center

16 Museum St.,
Rockland, ME 04841

Celebrating Maine's role in American art, the Farnsworth offers a nationally recognized collection from many of America's greatest artists. The museum houses the nation's second-largest collection of works by 20th-century sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C., and Jamie Wyeth. Open all year, daily 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed winter Mondays and Tuesdays. Available for special events.

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