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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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Meriden, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I went specifically to see the Shaker Collection that they were featuring and I wasn't disappointed with that. Quite interesting. As for the art...some of it was lost on me, but the museum is quite lovely.

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Everthing that you loved about this talented family is all there.The staff was so knowledgeable and excited.

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Towson, Maryland
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I love this museum. We go to it every time that we are in the area. If you have any interest in the Wyeth family of artists, this is a must-see. The exhibitions are constantly changing. This year the main exhibition was on the Shakers. The also have an annex across the street that has 2 floors of exhibitions.

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Davenport, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very much enjoyed the Andrew Wyeth Exhibit in Rockland Maine. The Shaker exhibition was there as well which we enjoyed very much.

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Speedway, Indiana
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24 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I enjoyed the Farnsworth Art Museum particularly because of the Wyeth exhibits. the Wyeth display in the church behind the museum was so so. It included the work of the wyeths to an extent, but mostly housed worked by their friends and other Maine artists. The redeeming factor was the extensive collection of Andrew Wyeth study drawings and paintings on... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I love small museums and art galleries. I should say that right off the bat. I've travelled the globe and would much prefer to visit the Foundling Museum in Florence than the Uffizzi. So, I found the Farnsworth Art Gallery to be a lovely, friendly experience. Granted, it focuses on the Wyeth family paintings, but when I visited in September,... More

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Irvine CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME is worth a visit only if you have a particular interest in the art of the Wyeth family. Otherwise there is not much to experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We never miss going here when in Rockland. The exhibits vary in level of interest but the museum is well laid out and there is always a nice selections of Wyeths to see. Its fun to browse the library too.

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Austin
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This Wyeth tribute museum is well worth your time. The ticket will allow you admittance across the street to another Wyeth tribute-don't miss that part. We were thrilled with the background information on all the Wyeths and there is a wonderful collection of NC, Andrew, and Jamie paintings.

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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very nice museum with a good selection of Wyeths from Andrew, Jamie and extended family members in the main building and the separate (across the street) Wyeth building. Also a very comprehensive and informative Shaker exhibit containing not only many artifacts, but lots of explanatory panels about the Shaker movement and colonies.

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