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Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 12075966457
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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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Great small museum

Wonderful small museum with terrific special exhibits. Many Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth and NC Wyeth paintings along with other works of interest. Also Olsen House in Cushing now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful small museum with terrific special exhibits. Many Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth and NC Wyeth paintings along with other works of interest. Also Olsen House in Cushing now being renovated.

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Augusta, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The whole experience was one very satisfying and enjoyable. We were greeted immediately when we entered and were explained how to best visit the exhibits. Spending a few hours here viewing some of the best examples of art and sculpture went by amazingly quickly! Enjoy going through the galleries at this time of the year as you can avoid the... More 

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David T, Communications Officer at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're truly glad you had a positive experience at the Farnsworth. Hope you can make it back this Spring and Summer when we open our major 2016 exhibitions! Again, many thanks! David Troup Communications Officer Farnsworth Art Museum More 

Lowell, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Farnsworth Museum has many great paintings and works by the Wyeth family and other famous Maine painters. There are also some photographers represented like the Caponirgo family..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Farnsworth on a number of occasions and I'm impressed with the quality of artists that are housed there.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was passing by & they had a sign out for free evening admission. Glad I went in! There was a wonderful array of exhibits & I really enjoyed the Wyeths on display. What a talented family.

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

Hi Woodsylady, So glad you were able to take advantage of one of our Free Evening openings. The museum has special free evenings from June through October on First Fridays as well as Wednesday evenings from 5 - 8 p.m. Hope you can join us again this coming year! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful collections of Wyeths, of course, but be sure to wander through all the rooms and don't miss the gorgeous library! We started with a special photographic exhibit called "Picturing Maine" and then spent quite a bit of time exploring "Maine Collects: Treasures from Maine's Private Collections", which includes comments from the owners/lenders of the works on display, explaining why... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're delighted you took the time not only to visit our galleries, but to write your review. Certainly hope you'll be able to join us again this year! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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 November 15, 2015

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 November 6, 2015

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 November 2, 2015

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 

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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 

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