The Farnsworth Art Museum Hires New Director 

The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, is hiring the longtime director of a Maryland museum to take its top spot. Christopher Brownawell has agreed to become the Farnsworth director beginning February 1st. The Farnworth is one of Maine’s most prominent museums, with a gallery and study center devoted to theMaine-related work of artists N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. Brownawell has been director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, since 1993. He succeeds Michael Komanecky, who has served as the Farnsworth Art Museum’s interim director sinceJanuary.