Tour artist Andrew Wyeth's studio while learning about his life and working methods. His library and items such as photos, fencing gear, military miniatures, costumes and props provide insight on his interests and sources of inspiration. Tours on April 20th-21st and May 18-19th will also include a tempera painting demonstration by artist Terry Wolf of the Society of Tempera Painters.
To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth's birth, join the Brandywine River Museum of Art for an exhibition of over one hundred of his finest paintings and works on papers selected from major museums and private collections. Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect will bring together both well-known and rarely seen works created between the mid-1930s and Wyeth's death in 2009 that reveal the subjects that continually inspired Wyeth and the evolution of his imagery. Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect will be the first career retrospective of the artist since his death in 2009. This exhibition will explore how the artist's work evolved over the decades and will connect him more fully to traditions in American and European art. His career arc will also be explored, noting the critical responses to his work, as well as his immense public success. New interpretations will be offered on the significance of outside influences on his work, such as film and war, and on the subjects and themes that occupied him throughout his career.
This popular program welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to museums and art centers where they can view and discuss art in a supportive setting. ARTZ Philadelphia was founded on the belief that people living with dementia should be accorded the benefits of well-being and quality of life that others enjoy. The Museum is pleased to partner with ARTZ to provide these cultural and creative opportunities. To register, contact ARTZ Philadelphia at email@example.com or 610.721.1606. Space is limited; please register at least a week in advance.
Museum Explorers Family Workshops - 4 Thursdays in July. Session A - 10:00 am, Session B - 11:00 am; free for members, $5 per child with one adult admitted free per child Each week features a different interactive guided tour and hands-on art activity. This program is designed for children ages 3 to 10 accompanied by an adult. Participate in one or all of these workshops. Registration is requested by contacting at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.388.8382. July 6: Art Quest - Discover paintings depicting pirates and other adventurers and create a mask to wear on future expeditions. July 13: Stamp It - Design your own stamp, in honor of the new Andrew Wyeth stamps to be issued this week by the United States Postal Service. July 20: Artful Animals - Explore the museum to find animals big and small and create an imaginative creature out of Crayola Model Magic. July 27: Riverscapes - Observe the changing colors and reflections of the Brandywine River as seen in paintings and in nature, and capture the view using oil pastels and watercolor.
Dr. Joyce Hill Stoner will discuss Andrew Wyeth's techniques and share insights into his creative process, including the autobiographical associations of his compositional choices, his metaphors of loss, and the international impact of his work. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m., with a reception after the lecture.
This inspirational and fun summer camp offers youth ages 9-14 a weeklong immersion into both the Museum's outstanding art collection and its natural environment of trails and gardens. Campers will explore the geometry, patterns, and colors found in nature throughout the campus and discover how artists use these elements through hands-on art activities. The week culminates with an art show for family and friends. Supplies are included. Full refunds are available for event withdrawals made two weeks prior to the program. No refunds are available two weeks or less from the event date. Membership fees are non-refundable. Register online http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events
This inspirational and fun summer camp offers youth ages 9-14 a week-long immersion into both the Museum's outstanding art collection and its natural environment of trails and gardens. Campers will explore the geometry, patterns, and colors found in nature throughout the campus and discover how artists use these elements through hands-on art activities. The week culminates with an art show for family and friends. Supplies are included. Full refunds are available for event withdrawals made two weeks prior to the program. No refunds are available two weeks or less from the event date. Membership fees are non-refundable.
Members of the Philadelphia Water Color Society will demonstrate watercolor media and techniques. Nationally renowned landscape painter Deena S. Ball is known for her innovative use of watercolors. She is president of and a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and a signature member of The Pennsylvania and Baltimore Watercolor Societies
Explore the magic used by both artists and magicians to fool the eye. Learn the secrets artists use to make things look real, create optical illusions and engage with magicians through interactive performances. PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families at the Museum presents free, hands-on workshops with creative art activities and performances for visitors of all ages. PNC Arts Alive is a multi-year, multi-million dollar initiative of the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The goal of PNC Arts Alive is to help area residents gain access to the arts and to help arts organizations expand and engage audiences. For more information visit www.pncartsalive.com.
Get access to Kuerner Farm, a National Historic Landmark, where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for hundreds of tempera paintings, watercolors and drawings for more than 70 years. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the property where they can sketch, paint, or photograph and may gain insight into Wyeth's creative process on an optional guided tour. Water and bathrooms are available at the site. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials. Spaces are limited. For more information, contact Laura Westmoreland at (610) 388-8120 or LWestmoreland@brandywine.org.
Gain insights into Andrew Wyeth's approach to portraiture in this fascinating program presented by Audrey Lewis, curator at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, and Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, associate professor of American Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Lewis will focus on local subjects including Karl and Anna Kuerner and Helga Testorf. Shaw will consider Wyeth's relationships with models from Chadds Ford's African-American community. The Museum will open at 5:30 p.m., with a reception after the lecture. For reservations online: http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events
Continuing the rich tradition of working outdoors in the landscape, Signature member artists from the Philadelphia Water Color Society will create work at the Brandywine River Museum of Art and its three historic properties. Visitors are invited to watch artists at work en plein air by purchasing a daily "On Location" pass which provides unlimited outdoor access to all properties via museum shuttle from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Passes may be purchased online at http://www.brandywine.org/museum/evens. Work created during the event will be available for purchase at the Chadds Ford Historical Society, beginning with a reception on Friday, August 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. and continuing through September 22. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This event is sponsored by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and PleinAir Magazine.
Educators are invited to tour the Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect exhibition and enjoy light refreshments during this special evening event for those who teach at area schools or colleges. Preregistration is required online http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events or by calling 610.388.8382
Discover the fascinating connections of artists from this region with World War I in a series of lectures by Christine B. Podmaniczky, Curator, N.C. Wyeth Collections and Historic Properties. Purchase tickets to the entire lecture series or to individual lectures: http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events. June 14: Over There and Over Here: The Students of Howard Pyle Go to War, July 19: On the Home Front: N.C. Wyeth and WWI, September 13: Andrew Wyeth's Great War.
Discover the fascinating connections of artists from this region with World War I in a series of lectures by Christine B. Podmaniczky, Curator, N.C. Wyeth Collections and Historic Properties. June 14, 2017 - Over There and Over Here: The Students of Howard Pyle Go to War. With the American entry into World War I, illustrators were in great demand to create images that served as news and propaganda. This lecture looks at the war imagery produced by some of the students of Howard Pyle--those who went abroad to record the conflict and those who worked for the cause at home. July 19, 2017 - On the Home Front: N. C. Wyeth and World War I. N. C. Wyeth contributed to the war effort from his studio in Chadds Ford. This lecture surveys the body of his war-themed work, and particularly examines how he kept his images vital and relevant without firsthand experience. September 13, 2017 - Andrew Wyeth's Great War. As a boy in the mid-1920s, Andrew Wyeth was fascinated with WWI. This lecture considers how, through the props and imagery he found in his father's studio and his collection of military soldiers, Wyeth created his own "war memory" that would nourish aspects of his art throughout his career. Purchase tickets on line http://www.brandywine/museum/events to the entire lecture series or to individual lectures.