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Farnsworth Art Museum

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Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
Phone Number: 12075966457
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A Must for Art Lovers

If you find yourself in Rockland, Maine for the day or several, you must visit this art museum. Not only does it contain a treasure trove of work from one of America's prolific... read more

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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If you find yourself in Rockland, Maine for the day or several, you must visit this art museum. Not only does it contain a treasure trove of work from one of America's prolific art families, the Wyeth's, but it also is home to many other wonderful works that depict mostly American expressions. The museum rotates exhibitions on a fairly regularly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first stop in Rockland as we had read nice reviews about the museum, which specializes in American art. I especially enjoyed the neighboring Wyeth Center, which has a great exhibition on N.C. Wyeth, complete with informational panels and the actual publications where his illustrations appeared. Going to the Farnsworth is educational and well worth doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we've visited the Farnsworth, there was an extra special, unforgettable exhibit to leisurely enjoy and treasure. The artwork will take you through the 3 generations of Wyeth painting, drawings, sketches and past magazine and newspaper articles that will enlighten your visit to the two buildings. The docents are extremely knowledgable about the artwork as well as the "first... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Farnsworth had an interesting exhibit of artists influenced by a Maine printmaker who conducted workshops they attended. The artists included Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Dine, and others. The museum also has a fine collection of Andrew Wyeths and also NC Wyeth paintings (not illustrations) that we enjoyed less. The building rambles and the Wyeth paintings are in a separate structure altogether.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Art museum has a variety of works from Maine artists, but is mostly devoted to the works of Andrew Wyeth. Part of the museum complex includes a house from the 1850s that's "frozen in time" because the last surviving member of the wealthy Rockland Farnsworth family lived there until her death in 1935 at age 97. Furnishings, paintings, and early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were lucky enough to be in Rockland and check out the museum. The museum is wonderful. We were there and got to see the N.C Wyeth paintings which were so good they made my wife (who is an artist herself) cry. They also had many other important artists to see and we took a tour of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this museum with permanent Wyeth works on display as well as pieces on loan from the MFA and the NY Met. Surprisingly large number of works on display. Modern art as well. Child friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Farnsworth is a repository of works by all three generations of Wyeths, a host to interesting exhibits of modern art and an exhibitor of Maine themed masterpieces of American art. The museum is the right size to allow a leisurely viewing of all its offerings in one day without becoming overwhelming. It is good to come back once a... More 

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York Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fantastic collection of Wyeth art and memorabilia as well as other paintings by noted artists. Nice gift shop. Friendly competent staff. Composed of several buildings and a lovely sculpture garden, it is a Northeast and Maine Jewel. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely museum and display of the works of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The museum was a nice surprise find for us as we waited to board our windjammer cruise of the coast. The history of the Wyeth family and the Maine coast that we learned here came to life for us as we sailed past the island compound of... More 

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