One of the largest and most complete collections of American art can be found in the elegant galleries of the Farnsworth Library and Art Museum in Rockland, Maine. The primary location is in downtown Rockland, but the museum also includes two other properties, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House.
Great names from the 18th and 19th century including 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. In addition, the museum contains American's second-largest collection of works by 20th-century sculptor Louise Nevelson. There are four new galleries that display contemporary art. A favorite feature is the museum's Wyeth Center, where works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth are on display.
The Farnsworth Library and Art Museum is open year round and is handicapped-accessible. Check with the facility for times and admission fees.