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Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum Street
207-596-6457

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.



Reviews

Andrew Bartley

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Sunday, April 8, 2018
Great museum, but if you’re in the off-season be sure to check how much of it is open; get your discount if half of it is under renovations. The exhibits are all interesting, and the Weiwei installation is here most of 2018 - a must see. The Maine art is well represented. There are exhibits showing Wyeth’s studies and the finished product, letting you see him work through the creative process and see all of the detail he planned.

jack gondela

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Sunday, July 8, 2018
If you came to the Maine coast because of the Wyeths you must go here. If you are in Rockland you must go here. Great exhibits, Ai Wei Wei for much of 2018. Neil Welliver and more.

Nathan Gross

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Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017
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.

Evelyn Abrams

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Saturday, June 10, 2017
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.

A_Good_UPDOGGO

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Sunday, July 23, 2017
Full of strange but beautiful pieces of art! Really enjoyed the tour! A definent 5 star!

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