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Rockland's Farnsworth Museum Receives $3 Million Gift

ROCKLAND, Maine - The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, known worldwide for its collection of American art, has received a $3 million gift to help support its four properties located in Rockland and Cushing.

Museum officials say the gift is from the Wyeth Foundation, based in Delaware.

"With this gift of $3 million - the single largest gift to this museum ever - Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth allow the Farnsworth to once again chart a new course," says the museum's director, Christopher Brownawell, in a statement.

Brownawell says the money will go to the museum's Andrew Wyeth Memorial Endowment to help support the operation of of the Wyeth Center, the Wyeth Study Center and Wyeth Research Center, all located in Rockland, as well as the Olson House in Cushing, the site of Andrew Wyeth's iconic painting Christina's World.

The Farnsworth collection includes more than 15,000 works, several by three generations of Wyeth painters: N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth.  It also includes one of the largest public collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson.