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“an unexpected delight”

Farnsworth Art Museum
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$489.00*
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3-Day New England Country Christmas
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The Farnsworth Art Museum was an unexpected treat... we expected to the Wyeth paintings, but the Frank Benson Impressionist Summers exhibit brought sunshine on a rainy Maine day. The museum was larger than anticipated, well laid out, and was a high quality venue. I will certainly visit it the next time I'm in Rockland, as 2.5 hours wasn't quite long enough!

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Famed for its Wyeth collections it also houses a broad spectrum of work by New England painters. Its current exhibit is a large selection of Frank Benson's paintings, a very important American impressionist, one of the most compelling solo collection of paintings I've seen(check to see how long the exhibit runs). On a good day you may be able to walk along on an informal presentation of part of the museum's holdings. Right on the main street in Rockland, with plenty of good restaurants for post viewing refreshment.

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We had just arrived in Maine and the weather was terrible (low clouds and rain) - so we decided to stop at the Farnsworth. My friends recommended it - and I'm so glad we stopped. The current exhibit of artwork by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth (in the Wyeth Center) was fabulous - well worth the trip and the cost of admission ($12 for adults over 16). The Frank Benson paintings in the main gallery were equally exquisite. I highly recommend spending at least an hour or two.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Small and main attraction for most is the Wyeth collections some interesting pieces . But I found the Nevelson collection more interesting , and bigger than expected for a place this size.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

While the Wyeth exhibit is world class, do not miss the Frank Benson show. They have a huge show, from his etchings to his impressionist paintings. It is a lovely museum and east to get around. They have convenient parking as well.
The gift shop is the place to bring something back from Maine - the best gift shop in the area - something for everyone and the prices are very reasonable.

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