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Farnsworth Art Museum

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Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 12075966457
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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 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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Excellent Wyeth Exhibition

If you like Andrew Wyeth's work, this is a museum you must visit. Outstanding collection of watercolor studies, finished watercolors, and egg temperas. There's always Wyeth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you like Andrew Wyeth's work, this is a museum you must visit. Outstanding collection of watercolor studies, finished watercolors, and egg temperas. There's always Wyeth Family work on display -- Andrew, father NC, and son Jamie. Fabulous collection in a stunning museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Kind of an unexpected art museum for Rockland. If you visit Rockland this is probably THE thing to visit.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Well presented collection of art that featured the beauty of Maine. Various types from sculpture to Norman Rockwell original drawing, oils and even an Indian leather outfit. It is a wonder art museum with the best docents to help you if you need it. You can tour with your cell phone and get as much information as you want by... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A terrific mid-sized museum with a Maine-oriented collection, particularly Wyeth (all three generations). Well worth a visit each summer to see the latest acquisitions and the exhibits that are always interesting and different than other museums.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

For anyone who loves Maine this museum is a must see for the outstanding collection of Wyeth family work including Jamie now in his 60's and painting more expressively every year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Well worth the price of admission, $12 for adults. The variety of art made it palatable to a "newbie". I went to see the Wyeths and was not disappointed by the varied levels of works. The museum's layout was a little confusing, but worth strolling around and being "lost". All of the staff was helpful and obviously interested in our... More 

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seacoast N.H.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Wonderful spot! Collection is one of the finest! Easy walking, open airy spaces! A pleasure to spend an hour, or two!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Plan on spending at least a couple of hours here. Lots of great exhibits including several Wyeths, both N.C. and Andrew. Located right on main street , easy to get to. Highly recommended.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful museum, not large but with varied exhibitions from an exceptional 18 century Chinese animated clock, to works by predominantly local artists over the last 150 years. I'm not a huge museum person but was enthralled by this one. Wyatt exhibition was fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went there to see the Wyeth & Kosti exhibit. The museum is well laid out and easy to navigate. The Wyeths were amazing and well worth the visit, as were the Kosti photographs. Seeing the other Maine artists was a bonus, some new favorites found. Definitely go to the Wyeth Center, and do the tour of the Homestead if... More 

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