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Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841
207-596-6457
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest... more » Owner description: Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists. With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. The museum has one of the nation's largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth. The Farnsworth's library is also housed in its Rockland, ME, campus. Two historic buildings, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House, and Julia's Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex. « less
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Oakland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorites in Maine! I enjoy seeing artwork by the Wyeth family. After years of going to this museum I recommended it to many people. I enjoy the efforts the museum is putting into the education of children.

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Willingboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Wyeth collection is great, but also be sure to check out the Shaker collection currently on exhibit. All of the exhibits are substantial enough to provide a nice spread of pieces, but not so large that it becomes monotonous. The museum shop also has a great set of goodies. Also really nice, you get a sticker for the museum,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I'm a big fan of Wyeth. And Rockwell. Well, here in Rockland, it's Wyeth's world. Great collection of Wyeth's originals. Christina is not here but his other Mainescape temperas like the Turkey Pond is just as stunning. Great little museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We have been to this museum on four separate trips to mid-coast Maine and each time it was a joy to spend a few hours there. It has a large collection of art by the Wyeth (N.C., Andrew and Jamie) as well as many important works by other Maine based artists (Robert Indiana, Rockwell Kent, Louise Nevelson and others). The... More

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Lincolnville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went to the Farnsworth specifically to see this summer's Shaker exhibition-- very interesting and very well done. Then we spent some time with the paintings; a wonderful sampling of New England works over the centuries and, of course, a lot of Wyeth family items. We've been visiting the Farnsworth for a very long time and are always pleased with... More

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Charleston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have visited three times and are always pleased. Wonderful Wyeth paintings which rotate. Nice staff, very helpful

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love the library and could happily spend days there. The collection is eclectic and interesting. The gift shop is amazing. Definitely a Rockland must do.

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Preston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Follow up with a tour of the Olson House... Christina is alive and well within that old farmhouse! Wyeth's perspective of how he approached the Christina's World Series is interesting and enlightening.

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Kennebunk, Maine, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved the Shaker exhibit ..Pricey admission..Would have like to have seen more Andrew Wyeth paintings.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have visited the Farnsworth many times in the past, but last weekend we drove to Rockland specifically to see the well-publicized show, "The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World." I have always admired the simplicity and elegance of Shaker-style design and the beautiful workmanship in Shaker artifacts. This show was a real eye-opener in that just about every... More

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