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“A Must See”

Farnsworth Art Museum
Ranked #1 of 39 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 May 16, 2013

If you are in the area it is a must see. Convenient location with a variety of artists & styles. As mentioned many Wyeths.

1  Thank blondie16
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised this weekend to discover the Farnsworth Art Museum when we were visiting Rockland, Maine. It is a wonderful place. Two hours goes by quickly and you have seen some wonderful examples of American art. I highly recommend a visit to this museum. It is right on the Main street which also has some nice art galleries, shops and restaurants.

1  Thank HarryWilder_Vermont
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The small town of Rockland , ME is the home of an unbelievable treasure trove of art! If you are a fan of the Wyeth family of artists, this museum cannot be missed. Look up the various artists that are on display who include, not only the Wyeths but, Robert Indiana, and Louise Nevelson. I'm going to point out that it is easy to get to, easy to get around, has good parking and is surrounded by some amazing places to dine and talk about the treasure trove you have just discovered.

2  Thank Lafoodee
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We live in Maine for five months of the year and are always amazed by all this museum offers. In addition to the galleries of Wyeth works (as well as other noted artists--Benson, Nevelson come immediately to mind), the musuem offers tours and lectures which are always worth attending. Last summer we heard several experts speak on various aspects of the Civil War and attended a fabulous lecture by Jamie Wyeth. Really, this musuem does so much more than just exhibit art. It is an integral part of Rockland.

3  Thank NWRob
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you are a Wyeth family fan, this is the Holy Grail! Also a gallery of Louise Nevelson's work. A very friendly staff was helpful and knowledgeable.

1  Thank BARRY M
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