Farnsworth Art Museum
The Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of American art in its elegantly appointed galleries. Such great names in 18th- and 19th-century American art history as Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Thomas Eakins, Eastman Johnson, Fitz Hugh Lane, Frank Benson, Childe Hassam, and Maurice Prendergast are represented in the museum's permanent collection entitled Maine in America.
The museum also houses the nation's second-largest collection of works by premier 20th-century sculptor Louise Nevelson and has opened four new galleries to showcase contemporary art. Its Wyeth Center exclusively features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth--America's first family of art.
The Farnsworth's library is also housed in its Rockland, ME, campus. Two historic buildings--the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House--complete the museum complex.
Although it may be well known that the Farnsworth is the premier destination for lovers of the Wyeth family's artistic legacy, the museum has a wide range of artists, styles, and influences in its collection. The Farnsworth also hosts great exhibits and art events, some of which are available for free to the community.
It is spread out to two buildings plus the homestead. So much to see. Loved seeing the sketches in one building and then finished watercolors in the next. It's affordable and worth the visit.
Full of strange but beautiful pieces of art! Really enjoyed the tour! A definent 5 star!
Enjoyed getting up close and personal with Wyeth.
We visited as we were in the area for a family event and had free entry due to a reciprocal art membership, other wise this place might be a little expensive for what it is. That said, it did have a decent and varied collection of art, with a focus on Maine and there is a lovely garden with a small sculpture park and a further gallery across the street out the back in a old church. Enough to entertain younger kids, but realise it isn't geared towards little children too. The museum store is also very good. Plenty of on street parking around the place as well.