Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland

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#1 of 19 in Historic Sites in Mid Coast Maine
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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  • October 4, 2017
    When in Mid-Coast Maine include the Farnsworth as a destination. I personally enjoy Rockland in general, the downtown area and harbor are good examples of the charm of Maine.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Anybody who likes Andrew Wyeth and is near Rockland, ME needs to stop at the Farnsworth Art Museum. It's a small but beautiful facility that is most definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Small museum featuring the art of the Wyeth family. When we were there in September 2017, the exhibits focused on Andrew Wyeth in honor of the centenary of his birth. If you are a fan of N.C. Wyeth, w...  more »
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  • 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.
  • September 12, 2016
    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.
  • October 16, 2016
    Plenty of Wyeth art to gaze at. They have occasional free entry. We happened to be there for an October pumpkin festival that included free entry. The museum is worth a look.
  • September 13, 2016
    What a wonderful and marvelous museum! When I vacation next summer in Northfield I will be sure to visit again. Also found out that Billings Farm Museum has reciprocity and so will take advantage of this. Everyone who goes to Maine needs to visit this captivating place Rabbi Panitz
  • July 31, 2016
    Great museum, love the buildings and the way they use the place, especially the church. Lot of art from the Wyeth family, small permanent collection of other artists and nice exhibitions with lot of artwork by Roy Lichtenstein among other.

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