Farnsworth Art Museum

On a snowy day like this one our guests are in for a treat, well several actually. Of course there are Michael’s homemade cookies set out in the afternoon with tea, to be enjoyed in the warmest of spaces (perhaps even in your own room by a fire), but there is also such beauty right outside the doors of the inn.  The nothing less than gorgeous spectacles of this quintessential small New England town blanketed by snow is quite the Norman Rockwell meets Andrew Wyeth picture. The historic windjammers slumbering in the harbor, wrapped in their tidy white blankets and now big fluffy comforters, the pretty little well kept homes, and all the trees branches weighted down as if saying hello to each passerby. This is where we live and we love it!  We love inviting you in to this wonderland year-round.

On a day when the snow has subsided and guests feel ready for a stretch beyond Camden, we point them in several directions including Rockland. The once sleepy working waterfront now bolds fashionable boutiques, a wine bar, artisan coffee bar (aka best place in Rockland to find new and old books), a traditional wooden boat building school, an art house movie theatre (foreign and mainstream films, live music, festivals…), and the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Andrew Wyeth, Mischief Night, 1994, watercolor. © Andrew Wyeth. Private Collection

The Farnsworth Art Museum offers an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a comprehensive collection of American art related to Maine. With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. In addition to an extensive collection of work by three generations of Wyeths, the museum houses the nation’s second-largest collection of works by premier 20th-century sculptor Louise Nevelson. There is often contemporary work on display by such Maine luminaries as Robert Indiana, Alex Katz, and Kenneth Noland. Spend a few hours at the museum and then be sure to help yourself to coffee at Atlantic Baking Company or Rock City Books & Coffee (hint, both have yummy pastries good for dunking in coffee).

 
 

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