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Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
+1 207-596-6457
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
+1 207-596-6457
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I loved visiting this fantastic museum on a recent trip to Maine. If you’re a fan of American art, this is a “must see” museum. And Rockland is a great city to visit. Make sure you set aside 2 hours to quickly tour this museum.

Thank 92210David_W
David T, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We really appreciate the kind review! Rockland is most definitely worth a visit with so many wonderful restaurants, stores and of course museums and galleries. So glad you joined us for a day! David Troup Communications Officer Farnsworth Art Museum

Reviewed 6 days ago

While this museum is small, they had an incredible Wyeth retrospective, which was worth admission. The grounds are historic, nice gift shop. Take a stroll through the garden while there.

Thank dillmonish d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes they have 3 generations of Wyeth's, but they also have other artist (which I did not like) so all you want is Wyeth's this may be the wrong place. We have been to Chadds Ford many times. They feature other artists too, but they...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but well thought out layout. There are 2 distinct parts, a short walk away from each other - We got caught in the rain, but only for couple of minutes! Disappointed that "Christina's World " is not there; it is owned by the NY...More

Thank stella1st
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special little art museum. My personal interest was in the Wyeth exhibit held in the beautifully renovated church building behind the museum and owned by them. It didn't disappoint. We were able to participate in the special tour of the Olsen House...More

Thank BImama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wyeth 100 is a fantastic exhibit. This is my first visit to Maine so I learned a lot about the Wyeth family and how much the artwork reflects Maine. Highly recommend a visit to the art museum.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Farnsworth was superb as usual. We were fortunate to be there for the exhibition of Andrew Wyeth at 100. We saw some of our old friends(paintings) and some we had not seen before. Especially noteworthy were the watercolors through the years exhibited at the...More

Thank rnmteach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has massive Andrew Wyeth holdings which are wonderfully curated. They focus on American artists of the past coupla centuries (duh) with a special focus on Maine artists (e.g., A. Wyeth, Zorachs, Marsden Hartley.) but have some Europeans. We come back about once a...More

Thank davioAz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Desk staff and docents were helpful guides to the various exhibits. I especially enjoyed the Wyeth sketches and watercolors.

Thank 245pcarroll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened to be visiting in the area and discovered after we arrived there was an Andrew Wyeth collection featured. It was the highlight of my trip!!

Thank Kathy B
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Response from AmelieFan | Reviewed this property |
This is the information on their website: Winter hours: January 1 - March 31: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesdays Spring hours: April 1 - May 31: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m... More
26 July 2016|
Response from RonL40 | Reviewed this property |
Editing on TA is by author. Best to write to her and point out the typo.