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 N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth – Americas first family of Art.
The Farnsworth also owns two other buildings open to the public. The Farnsworth Homestead, located behind the museum, offers a glimpse into the life of prosperous Victorians. A 25 minute drive away in th village of Cushing is the Olson House, perhaps Maine’s most famous home, which was immortalized in Andrew Wyeth’s notes painting Christina’s World. Ask at the museum for directions or information. The museum is open daily 10am to 5pm. 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine (207) 596-6457
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