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Farnsworth Art Museum

Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 207-596-6457
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
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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.

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Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Union, maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A must stop in Rockland, Maine. Tourist or local you will enjoy it. Collections and events change so see their website for latest information: www.farnsworthmuseum.org

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is one of the very best art museums in this part of Maine, and one of the best small art museums in the entire U.S. It's devoted to art generated by the iconic Wyeth family. But it also has wonderful special visiting exhibitions. If you have a chance, and visit during the season, do sign up for a separate... More

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Felton, California
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A very nice collections of the 3 generations of Wyeth painting along with other artists. they had a nice Shaker exhibition going on when we were there. Be sure to visit both buildings. Very friendly staff and a large gift shop. It is right in downtown so take a stroll. Lots of restaurants nearby. easy parking.

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blue ridge mountains
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23 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Nice collection of Wyeths -- and other artists. And they had a very interesting Shaker exhibition that helped us better understand the Shakers. They seemed to have more studies than finished works by the Wyeths (we've been spoiled by the Arthur & Holly Magill Collection in the Greenville (SC) County Museum of Art), but the studies were interesting, too. There's... More

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Buffalo, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Specializes in Maine artists. The best for me was the chance to see many works of the N.C, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. Cannot remember another time I have seen three generations of painters from a single family.

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Gray, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I always like to spend time at the Farnsworth. I usually visit the Wyeth paintings; they are like old friends. This time, the Shaker exhibit was very interesting; another time, I saw the photographs taken by students at local schools. There is much more to this museum than meets the eye (pun intended). I try to come whenever I am... More

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Norwalk
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were expecting a smal local museum and were delighted with the wonderful collections. The location and grounds are superb.

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