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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 2013
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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Winter Harbor, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

While the entire museum was terrific, we went for the Wizard of Oz traveling exhibit. My wife's name is Dorothy and she has had a lifelong fascination with the film...and since we got in at "senior" rates, that's been a long time!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This museum packs a big punch for the small town of Rockland, Maine. Not only is there the main museum but there is also the Wyeth center (unfortunately the latter only open May to December). The main museum still had several Wyeth paintings on display from all 3 generations of Wyeths -NC, Andrew and James. While we were there they... More

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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

until the end of march 2014 there is an excellence Oz exhibit, that I just HAD to go see. It was a great exhibit, but overall the museum is very well done, there are a lot of great pieces. my three favorites were the fishline one (strung real tight and is amazing), "Her room" the art is simply beautiful. The... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

If you are a great lover of Maine Art-- this is THE place to go. Fantastic collection and definitely worth spending a few hours wandering about. Make sure you get over to the Wyeth center as well! =)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

For a museum out along the coast of Maine, I was impressed. I was disappointed the Wyeth building isn't open in the winter though.

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New York
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7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a sparkling gem. Visit for an hour or two. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We learned quite a bit about Maine art.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The museum is totally worth a look. It is only $12 to get in, which is pretty reasonable. We spent about two hours there. I'd say it's a midsize museum. They have lots of great things to check out. If you like Andrew Wyeth, they have an entire section of his paintings. I would have like to have seen "Christina"... More

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Farnsworth museum and Wyeth Center were very nice, but for us the highlight was driving out to Cushing, ME to visit the Olsen House, which is owned by the Farnsworth Museum. My family are all fans of Andrew Wyeth and it was a highlight of our trip to Maine to see the house where he painted so many great... More

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Rockport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Change is happening at the Farnsworth. I have made multiple visits during the last year, attending openings, observing docents skillfully guiding children through collections, and experiencing the museum and classes with family and friends. Each visit has offered something rich and meaningful. The single most exciting event was a panel of young artists who spoke about their work as collaborators... More

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maine
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

A wonderful museum well laid out with a focus on Maine art and the Wyeths in particular. it has very good info on each painting. There are several buildings all were interesting. They had a traveling exhibit of the Wizard of Oz while it was limited it was very interesting. The church building had a great village and train display... More

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