For more information or to make a reservation for one of the following group tours please contact our Head of Visitor Services Ellen Koches at 207-596-6457 ext 106 or by email at email@example.com
Explore the highlights of the museum's collection that traces the development of art in Maine in the larger context of American art history. See why artists have always been drawn to our state and how they have depicted its landscape and people since the early 19th century, including such well-known artists as Fitz Henry Lane, George Bellows, Childe Hassam, John Marin, Marguerite and William Zorach, Rockwell kent, Louise nevelson, and Alex Katz.
The Wyeths are a three-generation family of artists. Newell Convers (N.C.) Wyeth, most well-known for his book illustrations, son Andrew, who panted the iconic Christina's World, and grandson James, have all been influenced by maine and its people since N.C. brought his family to summer here in 1920. Discover the common themes and shared artistic traditions as well as the distinct styles of each generation.
The Olson House, located in Cushing, Maine, is the subject of numerous works of art by Andrew Wyeth, including Christina’s World, 1948, now owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Wyeth’s series of drawings, watercolors, and tempera paintings featuring Christina Olson, her brother Alvaro and the house itself, occupied Wyeth from 1939 to 1968. Group tour information is available here.