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.
This tour offers visitors the opportunity to experience not only the environment where Wyeth created many of his memorable works of art, but also the home where he raised his extraordinarily creative children. Transportation to the House and Studio is by Brandywine River Museum shuttle bus only. Disabled individuals can be accommodated on the shuttle bus and at the House and Studio.
In this exhibit, Leslie B. Grigsby, Winterthur's Senior Curator of Ceramics & Glass, presents a selection of some of the enormous range of ceramic vases and floral-decorated wares from the Winterthur Museum collection. These eye-catching objects primarily date from the 1700's and 1800's and, variously, were produced in America, Europe and Asia. The high-fashion wares among these ceramics originally found homes in elegant settings, while other objects reflect what was enjoyed by those of lesser means. Some of the featured floral designs studiously imitate imagery from botanical publications, while others display a freedom and originality not expressed in nature.
This exhibit features an exciting selection of work created by eight of the most renowned artists in the field: Sophie Blackall, Bryan Collier, Raúl Colón, Marla Frazee, Jon Klassen, Melissa Sweet, David Wiesner and Mo Willems.
The "'Imagine Brandywine'" exhibition features creative art projects by area school children. The current installment Creative art techniques and styles based on the work of illustrators included in "Get the Picture! Recent Children's Book Illustration" serves as inspiration for the current installment, which features work by students taking afterschool art classes at five elementary schools and Art Partners Studio in Coatesville.
The Brandywine River Museum of Art will be offering free admission to visitors all day on the first Sunday of every month from February to November. Each "First Sunday for Families" will feature hands-on creative art activities sponsored by PNC Arts Alive and designed to engage visitors of all ages.
Discover paintings by eminent American artists such as William Merritt Chase, John La Farge, Martin Johnson Heade and others introduced to the museum by the recent Richard M. Scaife Bequest, in a talk by Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator.
Join Christine Podmaniczky, curator of N.C. Wyeth Collections and Historic Properties, for an illuminating discussion of contemporary children's book illustration included in Brandywine's "Get the Picture!" exhibition.
Get all-day 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 via an optional guided tour. Participants will meet at the Brandywine River Museum of Art parking lot at 9:15 a.m. before driving to the farm. Water and bathrooms are available at the site. Participants are responsible for providing all art materials. Rain or shine.