On Tuesday, December 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the Farnsworth Art Museum will host a book signing by artist Jamie Wyeth and author Bruce Mowday. The signing, which is in conjunction with the recent publication of Mowday’s book Stealing Wyeth, will be preceded by a short talk by the author.
Those wishing to attend are invited to enter the museum through the Museum Store, on the corner of Main Street and Elm Street in Rockland. This event is free to the public.
In 1982, a gang of thieves broke into the estate of artist Andrew Wyeth and stole 15 paintings, including seven by Andrew and six by Jamie Wyeth.
Stealing Wyeth, a true crime work published by Barricade Books, tells the story of the Wyeth family of artists, the stolen paintings, the criminals and the law enforcement team that recovered the paintings and brought the criminals to justice.
Mowday and Wyeth will be signing Stealing Wyeth, copies of which are on sale in the Museum Store. In addition, Jamie Wyeth has agreed to only sign one other item out of a selection of three that the Museum Store will make available. Attendees are encouraged to make their purchases in the Museum Store in advance. The store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bruce E. Mowday is an award-winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored 21 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday has appeared on the Discovery ID channel, ReelZ network, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, Hollywood and Beyond, Whatcha Got, Journey into the Civil War, Chronicles of the American Civil War, and television shows. He is a frequent speaker at various civic and historical groups. The Congress of Civil War Round Tables has named Bruce a "5-Star" speaker. Mowday has hosted his own radio shows, has been editor of magazines and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a former board member of the Valley Forge Park Alliance and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. For more information on Mowday, his books and his schedule of events, see www.mowday.com.
The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine’s 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 15,000 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 of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. Please visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org for more information on current exhibitions, programs and events.