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Olson House, Cushing

#17 of 32 in Museums in Mid Coast Maine
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Olson House is a 14-room Colonial farmhouse in Cushing, Maine. The house was made famous by its depiction in Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World. The house and its occupants, Christina and Alvaro Olson, were depicted in numerous paintings and sketches by Wyeth from 1939 to 1968. The house was designated as a National Historic Landmark in June 2011. The Farnsworth Art Museum owns the house; it is open to the public.

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  • If you're a fan of Andrew Wyeth, especially of his painting Christina's World or his lesser-known painting Woodstove, you have to see this historic home. When we went, the musem itself was closed for....  more »
  • Following our visit to the Farnsworth in Rockland we made a reservation and drove out to the Olson House. My wife wanted to go and I was a good sport, but wound up enjoying the visit. You must be...  more »
  • We visit the Olson house every year. Such a beautiful place and especially imagining what Christina and Alvaro's life was like many years ago. And of course Andrew Wyeth was very much a part of their lives. If only walls cousin talk....
  • It is something, when you are in this kind of places like this historical house, which appears in many drawings of Andrew Wyeth!!! Visit the house ( you have to book online,otherwise they won't let you in) and get the spirit of one very talented and famous painter of our times!!!!

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