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Farnsworth Art Museum

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Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
Phone Number: +1 207-596-6457
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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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Important collections of Wyeth Art

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... read more

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Rockland, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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 26 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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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

All things Wyeth, a wonderful look at New England art at its best. Helpful staff. Good history of one of America's premiere art families. We drove from Kennebunkport, with a stop at Bowdouin College to see their fine art museum. Made a nice mini-art-trail especially with plans to stop in at Ogunquit to see Jamie Wyeth's work on display at... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were driving from Bar Harbor to Portland when we saw this Museum. We stopped just for a break and wow were we pleased we did. It contained mostly works by Andrew Wyeth and a traveling exhibit. We worth the entry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Excellent museum. Worked out perfectly for us as it was a rainy day on our two day stopover here en route to Portland. Really enjoyed the art work and the Wyeth family exhibition. I feel I learned more about life in Maine by the seashore (the fishermen, lobstermen, etc.).

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David T, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this review

We're so glad you were able to make it to our exhibitions. I happen to be a particular fan of the current N.C. Wyeth seascapes on view, as well as the more intimate "Andrew Wyeth: The Dory" show, which examines that key mode of transportation in our state's history and culture. Thanks again for the kind words, and I hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

If have time, please visit. You will enjoy exploring beautiful paintings. Museum staff is very friendly and museum is in top shape

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Portland, Maine, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have visited the Farnsworth twice and it does not disappoint! Wonderful exhibits, both inside and outdoors, helpful staff, excellent gift shop--great place to spend some time in Rockland. We particulary enjoyed Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008) Eco-Echo VIII and Nancy Graves (American, 1939- 1995) Unending Revolution of Venus, Plants, and Pendulum, Pushing Boundaries: Dine, Graves, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and Rosenquist—Collaborations with... More 

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