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“Small but worth seeing if in Lancaster”
Review of Demuth Museum

Demuth Museum
Ranked #48 of 82 things to do in Lancaster
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Owner description: 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.
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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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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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We have been to this simple home/museum many times and never tire of coming here. Demuth lived here with his mother and died of diabetes at age 51 in 1935. He used different settings in Lancaster for some of his paintings--buildings, factories, towers, chimneys. This free museum is operated by the Demuth Foundation (donations accepted) and is closed on Mondays. The first floor has galleries of some of the Foundation's over 30 of his paintings, as well as changing exhibits of other artists. On the second floor is the simple room in which he lived with some of his paintings, his bed, clothing and paints. There is also a timeline of his life.

Demuth was a major painter in the early 1900s--the Whitney Museum has 10 of his paintings, there are 8 in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and over 20 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, including his most famous one--Figure 5 in Gold (the Demuth Foundation has that on a tee shirt for sale). This museum, although small, is an interesting place for art lovers and those who want to learn more about a local Lancaster artist who is famous around the world.

3  Thank Pnemiller
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

Really small, low budget operation. Basically 2-3 small rooms. What's there is fine. And it only takes about 10-15 minutes to see everything.

Thank mikro
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

I stopped in hoping to see a few Demuths. Unfortunately there were only maybe 4 on display because they had a big show of another artist. I was quite disappointed but the house itself was interesting.

Thank CSSnowshoer
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