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“Great Little Museum”

Farnsworth Art Museum
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US$489.00*
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3-Day New England Country Christmas
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 no better way to spend the afternoon.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 related to the Wyeth style. Farnsworth does have a nice staff and knowledgeable docents. Impressed with the church and the watercolors there.

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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 Museum of Modern Art and is there permanently. The other paintings and drawings are worth seeing,though.

Thank stella1st
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