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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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Wonderful place.

We didn't have much time to spend here, and though we were rushed, I am so glad we toured all through the exhibits. I especially loved the Wyeth art which I had seen displayed in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Worth visiting, but not overly impressive. Limited exhibition. Good representation of Maine and regional art.

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Houston, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We didn't have much time to spend here, and though we were rushed, I am so glad we toured all through the exhibits. I especially loved the Wyeth art which I had seen displayed in Delaware, but will always view it as many times as I get the chance. I think the folks who run this museum are doing a... More 

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Elliston
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A wonderful little museum that's well worth the time and money. The Weyth work is marvelous. Enjoy both inside and outside spaces.

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Rockland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

An A+ collection of work from the Wyeth boys!!! A great place for people young and old to learn about and see fine art.

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Andover MA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

One of the state's important cultural landmarks. Many artworks by the Wyeth family who spend lots of time nearby.

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New England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I had wanted to visit for years and finally had a chance in December, especially to study the Shaker exhibits. A great place to spend a cold afternoon!

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Oakland, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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