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“A gem of a museum”

Farnsworth Art Museum
Ranked #1 of 43 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 September 12, 2013

Amazing collections in a lovely setting. Surprising variety for a small town museum. The Wyeth collection is comprehensive, thought-provoking & accessible. The number of artists with Maine roots or ties is surprisingly large.

Thank ART-N-DUX
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

I just enjoyed an almost perfect tour of Farnsworth Art Museum. The collections, though limited, were beautiful & thought provoking. It was very peaceful & calm. Everyone, with the exception of one young woman in the gift shop, was helpful & polite. They seemed happy to be there. But the ponytailed sourpuss in the shop was insulting. If she's a volunteer, screening should be more stringent. If she's employed there, well.... Other than that, it was perfect.

Thank Missvee11
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We arrived 40 minutes before closing after a long drive, and the woman at the desk was extremely generous in allowing us in without paying "to whet your appetites for your next visit." The Andrew Wyeth paintings on exhibit at the time, especially his watercolors, were exquisite. There was also an entertaining exhibition of paintings by NC Wyeth.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Even if you're not a Wyeth fan, it's still worth a visit—quiet and peaceful, with well-designed exhibits. Our favorite was the one on Jonathan Fisher, a local polymath. I also enjoyed the classic illustrations by NC Wyeth, which are housed in a separate, and thus even less busy building out back. Finally, there's a well-stocked art library, where you can just sit and read, if you like.

Thank abecedarius
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Loved the Wyeth Exhibit including N. C. Wyeth special exhibit. This is a beautiful museum and worth the visit. I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly and gift shop had wonderful items.

Thank Susan J
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