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Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841-2867
+1 207-596-6457
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Worth a visit

We spent a few hours at the Farnsworth on a rainy afternoon in December. We particularly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meri M
via mobile
A wonderful collection, with some irritating problems

This is a wonderful museum (which includes a main building, the Wyeth Center, and the Homestead—all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

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 only the completed work, but the studies drawn during the conceptualization...More

Thank Meri M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful museum (which includes a main building, the Wyeth Center, and the Homestead—all three within a block of each other in Rockland, and the Olson House in Cushing). You should check the Website before coming here—because days and hours are different in...More

Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fabulous museum in the quaint, charming town of Rockland. My daughter and I had allowed a couple hours in the afternoon, but realized that we could have spent much longer there, enjoying all the buildings, exhibits, and special offerings, such as a...More

Thank suzinvt
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The Maine coastline, like Santa Fe, attracts a lot of artists. No surprise; the rugged beauty of both is captivating. The Farnsworth Museum, in downtown Rockland, has a number of brilliant landscapes and seascapes, and this is the perfect time to go there. 2017 was...More

Thank RGinCT
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Great "Wyeth at 100" exhibit featuring works of Andrew Wyeth as well as focusing on Wyeths In Maine.

Thank sjmbdm
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We are so fortunate to have such a nice little museum here on the coast of Maine. Although they focus on the Wyeth family there are many other artists show in the revolving shows. If you are in Rockland on a rainy day there is...More

Thank Etienne P
David T, Public Relations Manager at Farnsworth Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Etienne P, We very much appreciate the kind words! On a rainy day - or maybe even when it's dry - we'd love to see you in the galleries again soon! David Troup Communications Officer Farnsworth Art Museum dtroup@farnsworthmuseum.org

Reviewed 20 November 2017 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 21 November 2017

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 17 November 2017

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 13 November 2017

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 12 November 2017

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
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26 May 2017|
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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
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Editing on TA is by author. Best to write to her and point out the typo.