Monhegan Island lodging in picturesque Penobscot Bay offers the perfect location for those interested in being near to the art galleries and museums of this beautiful and historic part of the world. Some even offer educational activities which you can participate in or use your time to wander through the exhibitions and exhibits.
Art for All
The Farnworth Art Museum at 16 Museum Street in Rockland is renowned for its fabulous paintings from the Wyeth family collection and for exhibitions by American artists from the 18th to 20th centuries. The Center for Marine Contemporary Art in Rockport was founded in 1952 and is the center of the mid coast art community. See more than 300 original paintings on display, and budding Picassos can inquire about the professional development program for artists. If maritime art and modern art are of interest to you, visit the Camden Museums & Learning Center where you can browse through the paintings and exhibits at your leisure.
Must Visit Museums
In Searsport, Maine, is the Penobscot Marine Museum, consisting of 12 historic buildings and home to maritime paintings, models of ships, historic marine documents and photographic archives of the New England fishing industry. Fawcett's Antique Toy & Art Museum in nearby Waldoboro boasts a collection of antique toys and original comic art that is one of the finest in the country. See star attractions Mickey Mouse in his original 1930s format, the Lone Ranger and Betty Boop in this fun museum.
The Coastal Children's Museum on Sharp's Point in Rockland is an interactive venue where children can learn through creative play. There are puzzles, labyrinths to explore, art projects and a wood workshop, plus an "Under the Sea" room where marine life from the Gulf of Maine can be touched. The Owls Head Transportation Museum is where you can view an exclusive and unique collection of working antique aircraft, carriages, bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles anywhere in the world.
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