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Address: 120 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: 717.299.9940
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The life and works of artist Charles Demuth (1883-1935) can be explored by...

The life and works of artist Charles Demuth (1883-1935) can be explored by visiting the art museum housing his major works and the adjacent 18th-century buildings that were home to his family for five generations.

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Worth a walk through.

Interestingly sparce. Enjoyed the poetically inspired local artists. Charming, but slightly disappointing with regard to lack of Demuth originals.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jim W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interestingly sparce. Enjoyed the poetically inspired local artists. Charming, but slightly disappointing with regard to lack of Demuth originals.

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Thank Jim W
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Aside from a few reproductions, there is virtually no actual art by Charles Demuth on display here. I love his work and was hoping to see at least a few real pieces. The gallery room had another person's art when I was there in Sept. 2015. The house is of limited interest, though it's curious to be in the artist's... More 

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Thank jerseyjazz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I did not know who Demuth was until this visit. A nice place to visit if you are looking to pass a few minutes of time during the day. The young lady at the desk was very nice and helpful.

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Thank Mark A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Located in former home of Lancaster's most famous artist. Plan to visit in Summer when museum hangs more of his pieces. Interesting to see where Demuth and Georgia O'Keefe, a frequent visitor, painted together. Admission by donation. Closed Mondays.

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Thank Allan S
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Did not know what to expect when we dropped in for a visit. Student art show was main display and it was good. Upstairs was a small showing of Demuth's work. Front door staff was very welcoming and helpful. Since there was no required admission it is a great value.

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Thank BernardBaltimore
Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The gal at the front desk was well informed, helpful and happy to see me. The small building was worth seeing. I swear I think I only saw 6 pieces of art from Demuth though! I wanted to see more!

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Thank Dawn M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Museum has a collection of paintings that they rotate. I didn't see any of Demuth's more famous and popular works. The museum is in his former residence, which is a nice touch. Gardens are pretty, too.

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Thank Brenda M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Recently, the Levy Fishman Watercolor Group of Washington, DC was trying to decide upon a weekend destination that would be exciting enough to suitably mark the 30th anniversary of our painting together! It had to involve art, be located within a 2- to 3-hour drive of DC, and accommodate a member who was not very mobile. An old clipping torn... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great little museum about the life and works of the artist. Check out actual flower garden where he sought inspiration.. Easy to get in and out..no photography at all...While here you can see Demuth Tobacco Shop a American Landmark next store.

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Thank Metrofuser
Reisterstown, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

One of the least informative and interesting museums we've ever been. We wasted our time but thankfully not money because it's free.

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