The Farnsworth Art Museum Features "The Art of The Book"

artwork: Howard Pyle - "Otto of the Silver Hand" illustration (by the author) from the 1888, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York edition. On view at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME in "The Art of the Book" until April 1st.

Rockland, Maine.- The Farnsworth Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition entitled “The Art of the Book”, on view at the museum through April 1st. Organized by Farnsworth Registrar Angela Waldron, the exhibition will be on display in the museum’s Craig Gallery. “The Art of the Book” is an exploration of the museum’s diverse 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.