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In this 3-week intensive introduction to animation for adults, participants learned the basics of three animation techniques: charcoal animation, Claymation, and pixilation—and chose one technique to create their own short film. The course, which took place from October 23 to November 10, 2013, was co-taught by Annie Bailey and Trelawney O’Brien and was open to six participants.
This lecture takes a closer look at Lucy Copeland Farnsworth--the museum’s founder who grew up and lived most of her life in the Homestead. Since the time the Farnsworth Art Museum opened in 1948, a legend has grown up around her, a myth that has described her as “mysterious” and as a “stingy eccentric,” among other things. How did this myth evolve? Who was responsible for it? And, more importantly, is it accurate in describing a woman who devoted her family’s fortunes to creating a museum and library as well as opening her home as a historic site in her adopted home of Rockland.
Lecturer Michael K. Komanecky is the Farnsworth’s
Chief Curator and directed the restoration of the Farnsworth Homestead.