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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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Speedway, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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152 reviews 152 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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north carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Focuses on art that has or has had a link in some way to the state of Maine, and that includes a wide range of terrific stuff. Don't miss!

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Wells, Maine
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48 reviews 48 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful space and wonderful art. Love this museum. Easy to get to, easy to tour since it is rather small. The Shaker exhibit happened to be there when we toured and that was well worth seeing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Farnsworth is a small museum with a large presence. It's small physical size makes it very comfortable to visit and the collection wonderfully accessible. It's exceptional Wyeth collection makes it an indispensable visit for admirers of this remarkable trio of painters' work (plus the works of a couple of other family members). The Farnsworth benefits from the ability to... More

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Boca Grande, Florida
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17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The museum collection and the generosity of the Wyeth family make this an annual event for us. The Wyeth exhibits continue to be a staple. SO much talent, so little time.

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