The Farnsworth has expanded. The Wyeth Center was not open when we went, but the space it occupies looks awesome, as it is in a converted church. The main museum does a good job of presenting local artists or works by artists who have lived and worked in Maine for many years such as Louise Nevelson and Robert Indiana. They also mix traditional and contemporary work to great effect. We saw an installation of fishing wire that was attached to a circular room's ceiling periphery in a matrix of spirals that caught the light, created shadows and changed as you strode around the room. My 11-year old (sophisticated) niece and I were captivated for quite a while. They pay homage to Wyeth in a variety of ways, as I have been to this museum numerous times and each time, they are showing either works on paper, paintings or some combination thereof. You should also NOT miss the Museum Store. An amazing institution all the way around that supports and participates in its community, and it should be applauded and supported for that alone, in return.
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