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Farnsworth Art Museum

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Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 207-596-6457
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Description: Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers...
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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Shaker memorabilia

Very interesting exhibit of Shaker memorabilia. Also the Wyeth art is very worthwhile. Also a nice gift store with cards, books etc.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting exhibit of Shaker memorabilia. Also the Wyeth art is very worthwhile. Also a nice gift store with cards, books etc.

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited the museum mainly to see the Shaker exhibit, which was excellent. There are many pieces by the Wyeth family, although they are located in different galleries. Overall it's a good museum, my only caveat is that its organization is a little confusing, with exhibits tucked here and there, plus more in the Wyeth center, which is nearby. When... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We visited the Farnsworth Art Museum in Maine on a rainy day in the summer. My brother-in-law did not have to pay admission because of a Bank America First Fridays deal. We are from Washington, D.C. so are used to free museums but found this one worth the price. The museum has an excellent Andrew Wyeth portraiture collection and until... More 

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Camden, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Have not been to the Farnsworth in many years and found all the exhibits to be first rate. Shaker exhibit was very good. Most of all we enjoyed seeing the current Wyeth Collection. Staff very helpful. Make sure to visit all outbuildings that belong to the Museum.

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Rocky Point, New York
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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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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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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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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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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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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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