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Farnsworth Art Museum

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Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
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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Permanent collection and rotating exhibits. Wyeth paintings were the highlight

The museum was very nice, but I especially enjoyed the Farnsworth homestead. Original furnishings and art. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum was very nice, but I especially enjoyed the Farnsworth homestead. Original furnishings and art. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful museum that includes a few different buildings. Great collection of Wyeth works from different generations. The "About Buildings" exhibit was very interesting. Street parking was free and easy, you can walk most of the town nearby.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am an admirer of the fine art produced by the the Wyeth family of artists (N. C., Andrew, and Jamie) over the last century + and enjoyed a chance to see many fine examples. While many of the most famous are not here there is a significant body of their work well worth the time to visit and explore... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw a fantastic Wyeth exhibit ... And enjoyed other works of art. Easy parking. Delightful library where you could sit and relax.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like art but the art in this place wasn't impressive. Minor works. I guess it's impressive for a town the size and location of Rockland. Better off viewing the art in the town's galleries.

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

Dear Genieb47, So sorry you were unimpressed with the works on display. We try our best to feature as many important works from our collection as possible, so as to provide a meaningful experience to our visitors—but in your case we failed. We certainly hope you'll give us another chance in the future! David Troup Communications Officer Farnsworth Art Museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of our musts on our yearly trek to Maine. Always interesting. One of the best collections of Wyeths outside of Brandywine in PA

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum with more than Wyeth paintings. Wonderful attraction to visit Fun gift shop and all in the heart of town Easy walking distance from everything

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow at least two to three hours and sign up for the tour of the old Farnsworth House, a time capsule preserved by the late Lucy Farnsworth whose bequest created the museum. The museum is spread over several site, with much great art as well as three generations of Wyeths. Don't miss the giant Robert Indiana "Eat" sign on the... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to the exhibits of work by the Wyeth family of artists there are works by other well known Maine artists and currently an exhibit of a Japanese photographer who was inspired by Thoreau. These beautiful sepia nature themed pictures were done with a large format camera and printed using a platinum process on paper from Japan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not long enough to enjoy the excellent collect of Wyeth's work (father, son and grandson) as well as other Maine coastal works. A bit pricey but quite interesting.

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