Maine Historical Society Events…Museum News…

Farnsworth Museum director steps down
Lora Urbanelli, the executive director of the Farnsworth Art Museum since January 2006, has stepped down to assume the directorship of the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, N.J.
Urbanelli will remain at the Farnsworth until the end of December, at which time chief curator Michael Komanecky will take over as the museum’s interim director.

Maine Historical Society invites you to…
A screening of a new documentary at USM

Friday, November 7, 7pm
Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet
Special screening of new documentary film by Michael Maglaras

Drawing heavily from his poetical works, this hour-long documentary captures the essence of Hartley, who has long been considered one of the fathers of American Modernism. Hartley was deeply attached to his hometown, Lewiston, and to the Androscoggin River, and locations in and around these areas play a key role in the film. Hartley traveled extensively, but always returned to Maine and, at the end of his life, considered himself “Maine’s Painter.”

This is the first documentary made about this Lewiston-born painter and was produced in Maine by 217 Films and was written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras. Visible Silence: Marsden Hartley, Painter and Poet features more than 43 paintings and sketches by this American master. This event is free and open to the public.
Event InformationWhen: Friday, November 7, 2008, 7:00 pmWhere: University of Southern Maine

Abromson Community Education Center
88 Bedford Street

Free parking available in the adjacent USM parking garage
For more information call 207-774-1822 or email

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