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Farnsworth Art Museum

Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 207-596-6457
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Rocky Point, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

I love the Farnsworth. It's a small "personal" museum where you never feel overwhelmed. The exhibits change frequently but the Wyeth pieces are always the focal point for me. The Farnsworth is always on our agenda when we visit the area. We knew we'd be back in a few months so we decided to become members. As a result, I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We drove from Boston to see the temporary Wizard of Oz exhibit which was wonderful, but we were also wowed by the museum's other exhibits. Nice take if you are up country.....

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Bangor, Maine
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188 reviews 188 reviews
72 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Farnsworth is a campus of several buildings, including the main building with a permanent collection specializing in art with a Maine connection and a special exhibition space; an historic home; and a former church building now home to a collection of works by N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth. Worth your time, especially on a rainy or foggy day on... More 

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Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Easy access and relaxed atmosphere - the Wyeth works are, obviously, the highlights. Make sure you visit all the buildings (it's not just one building)

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rochester, NY
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16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed a morning here seeing Wyeths, Nevelson's and Robert Indiana's works among other Maine artists. A unique perspective to have just Maine artists. We enjoyed an hour and a half here.

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rocky river ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

very manageable with an hour or two to spare; small shaker exhibit that was lovely and a few beautiful wyeth's (though not as many as i had expected). nice gift shop, and many restaurants nearby.

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Union, maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A must stop in Rockland, Maine. Tourist or local you will enjoy it. Collections and events change so see their website for latest information: www.farnsworthmuseum.org

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is one of the very best art museums in this part of Maine, and one of the best small art museums in the entire U.S. It's devoted to art generated by the iconic Wyeth family. But it also has wonderful special visiting exhibitions. If you have a chance, and visit during the season, do sign up for a separate... More 

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Felton, California
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A very nice collections of the 3 generations of Wyeth painting along with other artists. they had a nice Shaker exhibition going on when we were there. Be sure to visit both buildings. Very friendly staff and a large gift shop. It is right in downtown so take a stroll. Lots of restaurants nearby. easy parking.

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blue ridge mountains
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Nice collection of Wyeths -- and other artists. And they had a very interesting Shaker exhibition that helped us better understand the Shakers. They seemed to have more studies than finished works by the Wyeths (we've been spoiled by the Arthur & Holly Magill Collection in the Greenville (SC) County Museum of Art), but the studies were interesting, too. There's... More 

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