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Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 12075966457
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Celebrating Maine's Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum...

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 15,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. The museum has one of the 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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Definitely worth the admission price!

Wonderful variety of art to contemplate. Great selection of Wyeth and we took the time to rest in the library and read a little more about them. Fascinating rooms full of art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful variety of art to contemplate. Great selection of Wyeth and we took the time to rest in the library and read a little more about them. Fascinating rooms full of art collected by Mainers and Maine lovers. We spent over two hours there and did not get a chance to visit the room of photography or the Wyeth display... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice respite with multiple Wyeth's being displayed, plus always some rotating exhibit(s). This month the theme was Maine - Maine artists, artists that worked in Maine and Maine landscapes. $12/adult.

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lynn haven, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, Rockland has a jewel! You need to make time for this one! The Andy & Kosti exhibit was top notch! Yes, the layout was confusing, but my understanding is that they are original buildings deeded to the city, and the staff was glad to help you navigate it! A wealth of Maine artists in one place!

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice small Museum .Great to see all the Wyeths next to each other for generational comparison. Women at the gift shop let us in a whole minute early because it was cold outside. Too bad some buildings were closed for the season. It was only the middle of October. Maybe they could have an off season rate. A lot of... More 

Thank Carol M
David T, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this review

Dear Carol M. So sorry you were not able to visit the Olson House this year. The house has actually been closed for restoration the entire year, and will reopen on Memorial Day weekend 2016. The reason we don't have a "seasonal" rate is that there is an additional charge for the Olson House and the Homestead when they are... More 

Jericho, Vt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful works of art and not just Wyet art. The museum is worth a visit and take your time. We were so pleasantly surprised by our visit to this museum.

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Ogunquit, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highlight of our first trip to Rockland was the Farnsworth and the Andy and Kosti exhibit! This was the reason for our trip having read about it last spring in our Maine Magazine. The museum is so impressive and as a fan of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth I try to see as many originals as possible....what a treat to... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a terrific, well-done exhibit of the three Wyeths. There are plenty of art works of each of them. The museum itself is extremely well laid out and presented. The facility itself is beautiful. We loved this museum. Staff very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Physically, the Farnsworth is a quirky place, made up of a very wide range of room types on various full and half-floors. But then again, that odd layout lends itself well to the continuing exhibit surprises that await you 'around the corner and down a few stairs. ' This year we finally had enough time to spend two partial days... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This museum greatly exceeded my expectations. The collection of water colors by Andrew Wyeth is impressive! Several other American artists are also represented. Definitely worth a stop if you like Andrew Wyeth's work.

Thank HikingGrandma
Brooklin, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is a great place to go on a rainy day when visiting the Maine coast. It has a wonderful collection of Andrew Wythe work and also other talented members of the Wythe family. They also have very interesting visiting exhibits. Plan on 2 to 3 hours because there is a great deal to see.

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