Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland

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Farnsworth Art Museum exhibits American art works, particularly works with a focus on the state of Maine. The museum is well-known for its collection of works by George Bellows, William Zorach, and Andrew Wyeth. The museum also owns the Olson house, a National Historic Landmark and the subject of several paintings by Wyeth, including the famous "Christina's World." Stroll through the museum's galleries to see paintings and photographs of Maine and its people. Don't miss Louise Nevelson's works, which helped to modernize American sculpture. The museum also offers tours of the Farnsworth homestead. Before you head to Rockland, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rockland trip website , to make sure you see all that Rockland has to offer, including Farnsworth Art Museum.
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  • Stopped in to see Wyeth paintings. They were getting ready for a new exhibit so it was limited. The museum has a wonderful collection of modern/contemporary art. Staff is friendly and helpful.  more »
  • I love this place. It feels like an artfully creative collection of space, like an old farmhouse that’s been added onto with each era and invention. It has a rich and challenging connection, great cur...  more »
  • We spent a few hours at the Farnsworth on a rainy afternoon in December. We particularly enjoyed the Marguerite zorach exhibition ( which has since closed) and Andrew Wyeth: her room, which shows not ...  more »
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  • 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.

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