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“The Maine Event”

Farnsworth Art Museum
Ranked #1 of 37 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.
Rockport, Maine
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“The Maine Event”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Change is happening at the Farnsworth. I have made multiple visits during the last year, attending openings, observing docents skillfully guiding children through collections, and experiencing the museum and classes with family and friends. Each visit has offered something rich and meaningful. The single most exciting event was a panel of young artists who spoke about their work as collaborators in their fields.Two described projects with students, using multiple mediums through which to tell a story or express their ideas. The third was a sculptor who worked closely with colleagues.
I congratulate the Farnsworth on its new endeavors and on bringing a younger generation into the museum context - now a forum for shared thinking and burgeoning ideas as well as a setting for viewing works of art.

Visited October 2013
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

A wonderful museum well laid out with a focus on Maine art and the Wyeths in particular. it has very good info on each painting. There are several buildings all were interesting. They had a traveling exhibit of the Wizard of Oz while it was limited it was very interesting. The church building had a great village and train display for Christmas. A good trip.

Visited December 2013
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Connecticut
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“1st Rate Art Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

My organization had a reception at the Farnsworth, which was a good excuse to visit. Currently, there is an entertaining "Wizard of Oz" exhibit with a nice selection of memorabilia. There is also a good number of Andrew Wyeth paintings as well as other Maine related works. Definitely a place to visit if in the Rockland area.

Visited November 2013
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El Campo, Texas
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

What a great surprise finding this museum, especially in a small town. Our favorite was the Wyeth collection - Outstanding

Visited October 2013
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Kennebunk, Maine
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“A real gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

I grew up in Maine and studied the Wyeths in school. It was nice to finally view some of their artwork and learn more about them. Also, the Wizard of Oz exhibit was a wonderful surprise. I had no idea what the exhibits were going to be when I planned my visit. Who hasn't seen that movie?! Dorothy's shoes and dress are on display, as well as the only complete munchkin costume left in the world and the hour glass. There is a short video, too, of a munchkin interview and how the wicked witch of the west is tied to Maine!

Visited November 2013
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