Farnsworth Homestead Collection
The 1850 Greek Revival Farnsworth Homestead was the home of Lucy Copeland Farnsworth (1839-1935), the museum's founder, and is part of the main museum campus. Housed within the home, and now featured online, is the Farnsworth's historic Homestead Collection which features original Victorian furniture, carpets, and other furnishings, as well as paintings, prints, glassware, dishes, clothing, toys, and jewelry.
The Olson House
The Olson House, a National Historic Landmark in Cushing, Maine, was home to many generations of the Hathorn and Olson families. It is recognized for its many portrayals by photographers, and in countless drawings and paintings by Andrew Wyeth, whose "Christina's World" (1948), is one of the best-known American paintings of the mid-20th century.
Louise Nevelson Collection
The Farnsworth's collection of Nevelson works is the second largest in the United States and spans six decades of the artist's long career.
The Farnsworth has a rich collection of paintings, drawings, and watercolors by three generations of Wyeth artists: N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), Henriette Wyeth (1907-1997), Carolyn Wyeth (1909-1994), Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), and James Wyeth (b. 1946).
The Farnsworth's Collection continues to grow each year. Browse recent acquisitions.
Maine Woods and Waters
Maine has drawn artists for centuries to its varied and astonishing natural scenery and to its thriving communities, to explore places-both real and imagined.
From faithful likenesses to expressive suggestion, the considerable number of portraits in the museum's collection memorialize personality and ideals.
Slab City Scene
Shortly after the end of World War II, several young New York-based artists discovered the pleasures of summering and working in and around the Maine village of Lincolnville. Some came through their association with the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and all found Maine to be a place of inspiration for their artistic development.
The Henri Circle
Robert Henri (1865-1929) was a pivotal figure in early twentieth-century American art as a painter and influential teacher. His students made significant contributions to art, among them George Bellows (1882-1925), Randall Davey (1887-1964), Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), and Leon Kroll (1884-1974), all of whom worked in Maine.
Maine's rich resources, from its forests to the sea, inform many industries that still thrive today. Maine as a destination enjoys a reputation as a "vacationland" and a recreational haven- an identity first shaped by the artists who discovered its landscapes, as well as hard working citizens.