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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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Wyeth

It is probably fair to say that we went to Rockland because of this museum. We wanted to see their Wyeth collection and were not disappointed. Museum is right in downtown. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is probably fair to say that we went to Rockland because of this museum. We wanted to see their Wyeth collection and were not disappointed. Museum is right in downtown. We got the combo ticket and also visited the Olson House an hour or more's drive away in the country. This is one of the locations where Andrew Wyeth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Olsen House is owned by the Farnsworth Art Museum, but is located in nearby Camden, Maine. The cost to tour Olsen House is only $10/person and there is a docent who will give you a tour and then you can roam freely in the house. Andrew Wyeth painted Christina's World on these grounds as well as hundreds of other works... More 

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

Hi 2014BethP, Thank you so much for your kind review! I just wanted to point out, so as not to confuse other visitors, that the Olson House is in nearby Cushing, Maine, not Camden. Camden is a gorgeous town as well, and certainly worthy of a long visit. But Cushing, ME is where Andrew met the Olsons, and spent over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to the Farnsworth Museum before and each time it is a new and wonderful experience! An unbelievable setting and works of art. What a collection of Wyeth Art how lucky are we to have visited multiple times!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The walk is everything. Fishing for mostly mackerel. Nice rest area at lighthose with beautiful views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very much enjoyed our stop at the Farnsworth Museum today. The Wyeth is worth the trip - 3 generations offered with nice context and perspective. The curatorial staff deserves appreciation. The Maine artists collection left me wanting more. A fine selection on display, but too small. The featured exhibit was interesting, conceptual and collaborative work by Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Dine, Sass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect size, not too much at once. Wonderful tour guide. She was a delightful, older woman with a lot of insight regarding the material. At the time they had the Wyeth exhibits. What a treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice visit to the Farnsworth Museum and Wyeth Center as part of a recent Road Scholar tour. It was especially pleasing to find works by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth in the same place. It is not often that one can follow three generations of an artistic family in one facility. There are several buildings in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While vacationing at my in-laws house in Maine they purchased tickets for us to attend the Andrew Wyeth Experience tour. It included full day access to all the Farnsworth exhibits but the best part was the guided tour out to the Olson house owned by Christina Olson from Wyeth's most famous painting, "Christina's World". He did many of his most... More 

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

Dear bentuc1, Thanks so much for the wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed the experience, and I will be sure to let our guide know how much you enjoyed her particular tour. It means a great deal to us, as this is the first year we have made these tours available! Regarding the pricing, and so as to not confuse... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful collection of Wyeth family paintings along with some wonderful work by Rosenquist,Rauschenberg, Robert Indiana and Lichtenstein. The museum has an interesting and easy layout to follow. Make sure you visit the original Farnsworth home that houses some fine examples of work by NC Wyeth. It's lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main part of the museum houses an excellent collection of Andrew Wyeth's painting from his times in Maine, particularly of the Olson house and family. There also are other modern paintings and sculptures that are worthwhile. But do, as well, go across the street to the old church that houses the Wyeth Center--and particularly the works of Andrew's father,... More 

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