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Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841
207-596-6457
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Boston, MA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We have been stopping at the Farnsworth Art Museum for years and we're never disappointed. The exhibits are wonderful. Not to be missed!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The collection is in two different buildings, quite close to each other. A great selection of NC Wyeth and Andrew and a few Jamie as well as contemporaries.

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Groton, CT
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

They have a great collection of Wyeth family art. The museum staff is most helpful. Be sure to visit the annex across the street.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A wonderful museum with fabulous art. Of you are in Rockland, stop and visit. You will not be disappointed, I promise!

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Vieques, PR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This relatively small museum is known especially for it's extensive collection of art by N.C., Andrew and James Wyeth. There are a number of splendid works, particularly by Andrew. While the art is spread among several buildings, the museum is still very easy to visit even if you are pressed for time.

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Big D
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

A bad policy and rudeness make me wonder if the Farnsworth Museum even wants visitors. And, unfortunately, until the Farnsworth addresses these issues, I will not be back...even after visiting the Olson House and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art to learn more about the Wyeths. My friend and I were visiting the Farnsworth when a "guard" approached my friend... More

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Marlborough, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have always wanted to come to the Farnsworth Museum as I am a huge fan of Andrew Wyeth. We went with our three children, 12, 10 and 7. From the second we walked in the museum we were watched like a hawk. My children and I frequent museums, they know how to behave, and were standing right next to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This museum is well worth a visit if only to see the shaker exhibition. There is also an amazing collection of Andrew Wyeth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very informative and they have an excellent exhibit of the Wyeth family. Very well put together. Make sure you visit the building across the street that belongs to the museum. They have more art and a great looking elevator.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not to be missed if you're in Rockland. Knowledgeable staff and many interesting studies which later were perfected into famous paintings.

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