Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

The Mid-Coast Region Sights

Farnsworth Art Museum

  • 16 Museum St. Map It
  • Rockland
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/26/2013

Fodor's Review

One of the most important small museums in the country, much of its collection is devoted to Maine-related works of the famous Wyeth family: N. C. Wyeth, an accomplished illustrator whose works were featured in many turn-of-the-20th-century books; his late son Andrew, one of the country's best-known painters; and Andrew's son James, also an accomplished painter, who like his elders before him summers nearby. Galleries in the main building always display some of Andrew Wyeth's works, such as The Patriot, Witchcraft, and Turkey Pond. The Wyeth Center, a former church, shows art by his father and son. The museum's collection also includes works by Fitz Henry Lane, George Bellows, Frank W. Benson, Edward Hopper (as watercolors, they may be "resting"), Louise Nevelson, and Fairfield Porter. Changing exhibits are shown in the Jamien Morehouse Wing. The Farnsworth Homestead, a handsome circa-1850 Greek Revival dwelling that's part of the museum, retains its

original lavish Victorian furnishings and is open late June through mid-October.

In Cushing, a tiny town about 10 miles south of Thomaston on the St. George River, the museum operates the Olson House, which is depicted in Andrew Wyeth's famous painting Christina's World, as well as in other works by the artist. It's accessible by guided tour only.

Read More

Sight Information


16 Museum St., Rockland, Maine, 04841, United States

Map It



Sight Details:

  • $12
  • Jan.–Mar., Wed.–Sun. 10–5; Apr., May, Nov., and Dec., Tues.–Sun. 10–5; June–Oct., Sat.–Tues. and Thurs., 10–5, Wed. and Fri. 10–8

Updated 12/26/2013


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in The Mid-Coast Region

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss



No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.