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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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In a major city this would be a second tier museum, because of its size. But in mid coast Maine it is a gem. The art tends to focus on Maine and the Wyeths, which is fair, but is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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South Salem, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

In a major city this would be a second tier museum, because of its size. But in mid coast Maine it is a gem. The art tends to focus on Maine and the Wyeths, which is fair, but is not limited to the Wyeths. The buildings are attractive and the art is well displayed and well lit. It is a... More 

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A very pleasant, varied and interesting collection. Well laid-out and thoughtfully curated. A lovely space (several buildings).

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Wells, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice, small art museum in the heart of Rockland. The day we went one of the buildings was closed due to an electrical problem, so they gave us free passes for another day. we went on a rainy day and there were quite a few people there. There are a couple rooms devoted to Andrew Wyeth. Worth a visit.

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Lawrence, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Never expected to find such a nice museum in a small town - great collection of Wyeth paintings as well as others

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Perfect place to visit on a rainy day. We were soaked when we arrived, and the museum has a nice cloakroom so we didn't have to wear our wet jackets while at the museum. Wonderful exhibits of the Wyeth family paintings along with other artists. Nice gift shop,too.

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Princeton, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There's a pretty good collection of Andrew Wyeth art with about half of it studies (details of finished drawings.) After those two rooms there was some modern art and art by Maine artists. On the day we attended on the main building was open. Might have been worth the cost if there was some neat stuff in the other buildings... More 

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We enjoyed a docent tour of one building of the museum then visited the other one on our own. We thoroughly enjoyed both parts of the museum. You are permitted to take photos of some pictures, which we did and now have them at home to enjoy again and again. I really like Andrew Wyeth's paintings, which I discovered when... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and I love Andrew and Jamie Wyeth's paintings and drawings. Every time we go up to Maine, we visit the Farnsworth Art Museum. They change the exhibits so it is always a treat to come here. Several years ago, we also went to the Olsen House, which is also administered by the trustees of the Farnsworth. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you love the Wyeth family artists, this is your place. Renovations are currently going on to recycle a church, being redone inside and out as an addition to the modern museum across the street. This museum complements Chadds Ford, PA's Brandywine River Museum Wyeth works....unless contents have been materially changed.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

there is nothing like experiencing the local culture through art. I visited this museum last in 1999 and it retains the same with its modifications. The Wyeth exhibits are stunners, and the current student art project exhibit is delightful.

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Additional Information about Farnsworth Art Museum

Address: Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 207-596-6457
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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