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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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Wyeth's everywhere....lol.....

We went when the museum had a special exhibit with works by all three of the Wyeths. It was magnificaent. while most people recognize Andrew Wyeth his son and grandson are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went when the museum had a special exhibit with works by all three of the Wyeths. It was magnificaent. while most people recognize Andrew Wyeth his son and grandson are accomplished artists in there own right. Don't forget to walk out the back entrance and go into the converted church behind the museum as this is also part of... More 

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed seeing the variety of paintings, sculptures, and three dimensional art. It was very interesting to read the stories behind both the artists and the collectors. The staff was exceptionally polite.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Andrew Wyeth has always been my favorite painter. This museum has many of his works. His family has lent many of his works to the museum. It is a must see, if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful museum specializing in Wyeth family works. Located in downtown Rockland, the Farnsworth provides a wealth of viewing pleasure. The gift shop is a must for all sorts of gift ideas for friends back home. Want a Jamie Wyeth signed and numbered print? They have it for you.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Farnsworth is a good local museum that leans heavily on work by the Wyeths and Bo Bartlett. Andrew Wyeth's granddaughter leads some tours. The permanent collection is just okay, with special shows seeming not to be particularly outstanding. We always go there when we are in town but don't often come away feeling inspired. Visitors here should make a... More 

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

Hi there, Very much appreciate you taking the time to post a review of our museum. Is it possible that you haven't actually visited in a little while? We haven't had a Bo Bartlett on our walls in 7 years, and Victoria Wyeth hasn't conducted a tour here in over 6 years. If so, we certainly hope you'll give us... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This museum offers much more than just paintings, and it is housed in two buildings connected by a garden area.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The history of this museum is just as interesting as the mostly American art collection. Definitely a must-see in Maine

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This museum has some really nice art and a Maine centric bent. A nice place to spend a couple of hours (or more). The docents are well versed in local art history. After your visit there are plenty of shops nearby to browse if you like

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Burnt Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Farnsworth was recommended by a local and was such an amazing museum. The Andrew Wyeth captures the Maine landscape like no other and this exhibit shows off his talent and versatility. But what was such a treat was the student exhibit at the museum. It was a collaboration of the museum with local elementary schools. It was inspiring to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A wealthy donor in the 1800's (I think) willed the property and endowment for the Farnsworth Museum. If you enjoy art and are in need of appreciating more of New England art and especially the Wyeth clan, then do not miss it. The modern and relatively new main building hosts permanent collection (including Wyeths), and the lower floor is an... More 

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Additional Information about Farnsworth Art Museum

Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 12075966457
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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