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Winter Activities & Events in Mid-Coast Maine

Winter is here! While summer days along the Maine coast are what people look forward to all year long, winter in Maine is a special time of year with snow-dusted sand dunes, glistening lighthouses, fe […]

How to Spend the Holidays in Midcoast Maine

It’s that time of year again, when snow blankets the rugged coastline, villages are lit with colorful lights, and the aroma of hot chocolate lingers in the air. With traditional holiday events, Midcoa […]

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Warm Fruit Compote

Warm your soul this season and try our warm fruit compote when you stay at Newcastle Inn. Perfect for autumn and winter this dish is more a technique than a recipe and the results are delicious! Our c […]

Farnsworth Art Museum Paints A Beautiful Picture of Maine

Maine’s mountains, lakes, rocky coast, islands, wildlife and hard-working residents are wonderful subjects for artists, and some of the best examples of Maine art are in the Farnsworth Art Museum. The museum is in Rockland, a thriving fishing port about 40 minutes northeast of the Newcastle Inn on U.S. 1.

The museum has 20,000 feet of gallery space and has more than 10,000 works in its collection, which celebrates Maine’s role in American art. The museum’s Wyeth Center features the work of three generations of Wyeths, N.C., Andrew and James Wyeth.

The museum opened in 1948 with an endowment from Lucy Copeland Farnsworth, the daughter of William Farnsworth, a Rockland lime merchant who also founded the town’s water company. In addition to its large permanent collection of art, photos and sculpture, the museum always has several special exhibitions. The summer 2014 exhibitions will include Shaker furniture and tools and a closer look at the work of the Wyeths entitled “The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea.” The special Wyeth exhibit opens April 26.

The museum has one of the nation’s largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. The Farnsworth’s library is also housed in Rockland. Two historic buildings, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House, and Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex.

The museum’s hours vary depending on the season. In April and May, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and it is open on Memorial Day. Summer hours from June 1 through Oct. 31 are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. During the summer the museum also is open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and on the first Friday of each month. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $10 for students 17 and older.  Children 16 and younger get in free, as do Rockland residents and museum members.

Recent Blog Post

Winter Activities & Events in Mid-Coast Maine

Winter is here! While summer days along the Maine coast are what people look forward to all year long, winter in Maine is a special time of year with snow-dusted sand dunes, glistening lighthouses, fe […]

How to Spend the Holidays in Midcoast Maine

It’s that time of year again, when snow blankets the rugged coastline, villages are lit with colorful lights, and the aroma of hot chocolate lingers in the air. With traditional holiday events, Midcoa […]

image of warm fruit compote

Warm Fruit Compote

Warm your soul this season and try our warm fruit compote when you stay at Newcastle Inn. Perfect for autumn and winter this dish is more a technique than a recipe and the results are delicious! Our c […]

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