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For Immediate Release:

Talking Points: Mood and Method in Andrew Wyeth's Ides of March
Panel Discussion May 1, 7 p.m.

© Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009),Ides of March, 1974, tempera, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Fowler
Chadds Ford, PA, April 26, 2013 - Explore ideas about Andrew Wyeth's extensive method of study, the academic traditions in his composition, and his intuitive use of light and color that infuse his work with visual power and mystery.

Presenters include:

  • Virginia O'Hara, Curator of Collections at Brandywine River Museum,
  • Timothy Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum, and
  • Patricia Traub, Artist and Associate Professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
The program is presented in conjunction with the museum's current exhibition, Andrew Wyeth's "Ides of March:" The Making of a Masterpiece, which includes over 30pencil and watercolor preliminary studies for the tempera and continues through May 19.

Brandywine River Museum, located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors ages 65 and over, $6 for students and children ages 6-12; free for children under six and Brandywine Conservancy members. Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon (except May 26 during the Annual Antiques Show).

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Media Contacts:
Hillary Holland or Lora Englehart,

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