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Farnsworth Art Museum

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Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
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+1 207-596-6457
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10:00 - 17:00
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Celebrating Maine's Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers...

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.

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Great little museum

A perfect little balance to lobster filled days. They have a very nice collection and it is small enough that the kids didn't really have time to complain about being in an art... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect little balance to lobster filled days. They have a very nice collection and it is small enough that the kids didn't really have time to complain about being in an art museum. Would definitely recommend for people in the area. Right in the center of the Rockland downtown area if you want to combine with lunch or dinner... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This and the adjoining Wyeth Museum are not what you'd expect to find in a small Maine town. Nice collection displayed thoughtfully.

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Thornton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in downtown Rockland with neighboring gallery. Featuring the work of the Maine based Wyeth family. it offers much more. a first rate art museum on the mid-Maine coast. The museum has many guest artists and exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three generations of Wyeths are represented here, making the Farnsworth a stop on anybody's New England art trail, and a good cross- section of their contemporaries are represented here, too. Check the website for temporary exhibitions. Good gift shop. Attractive town with places for lunch. We had lobster rolls al fresco, just down the street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We just stopped in at the gift gift shop at the Farnsworth Art Museum, and for me this was the best shopping on the main street in Rockland. Many unique items that could not be found elsewhere and basic items, unique writing instruments made in Italy for example, & beautiful jewelry. A great place to find special gifts for kids... More 

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Rockland, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

When I went on a field trip, I saw the most beautiful art masterpieces ever. Hope you can come see them soon before they close.

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Gorham, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A visit to Rockland is not complete without a visit to the Farnsworth Art Museum. The $15 entry fee is good for two buildings. The main building houses an Andrew Wyeth collection among other impressive works. The other church building houses NC Wyeth paintings (my favorite).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Superb regional art museum. Heavy emphasis on Maine and New England artists. Get your Wyeth on here, but also greats such as Fitz Henry Lane (Camden Mountains from the South Entrance to the Harbor), Thomas Fansioli (South End Boston), Robert Indiana (iconic Love letters sculpture), and numerous Louise Nevelson sculptures. Four of the 12-13 galleries are devoted to contemporary art.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Farnsworth is a beautiful repository for art by all of the Wyeths. There are also multiple galleries that, during our recent visit, were dedicated to a contemporary print show that was truly stunning. Allow an hour or a bit more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We came for the show of Abstract Expressionist collaborations with Donald Saff. We were not disappointed. A rare view of the importance of collaboration in the works of Rosenquist, Rauschenberg, Graves, Lichtenstein. Great variety of work and excellent curation. Wow, Rockland, just wow!

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