Wyeth Center

The Wyeth Center at the Farnsworth Art Museum consists of several discrete components dedicated to collecting, research, exhibitions and interpretive programs related to three generations of Wyeths in Maine: N.C., Andrew, and James Wyeth.

Exhibits focusing primarily on James Wyeth and N. C. Wyeth are presented at the "church" building on Union Street, an example of adaptive re-use of the United Methodist Church, one of Rockland's most prominent and venerable structures dating from the last quarter of the 19th century. Although major thematic shows occasionally present all three Wyeths at the church, the downstairs Linda Bean Folkers Gallery is primarily devoted to works by N.C. Wyeth while the upstairs, Marylouise Tandy Cowan Gallery usually presents works by James Wyeth.

An addition to the original museum building houses an extensive collection of temperas, watercolors, drybrush paintings and drawings by Andrew Wyeth. Rotating exhibits of Andrew Wyeth's work are largely drawn from this collection and are shown in the Study Center and adjacent Hadlock Galleries.

Finally, a large Victorian house across from the church on Grace Street houses a separate research facility primarily devoted to James Wyeth but which also includes a basic information and standard reference materials related to all three generations of artists in Maine.

The Wyeth Center at the Farnsworth Art Museum
Wyeth Center. Photo by David Troup