For Immediate Release:|
Creative Spaces: Photographs of Artists' Homes and Studios
exhibition on view from June 15 through September 8
The living and studio spaces of an artist reveal much about creativity, craft and personality. Exploring the places where painters set up their easels or sculptors arranged their modeling stands can deepen the understanding of artistic process. This exhibition of photographs taken in the homes and studios of 38 artists of the 19th- and 20th-centuries features dozens of artists, including Jackson Pollock, Grant Wood, Andrew Wyeth, and N.C. Wyeth.
The photographs were assembled by the Historic Artists' Homes & Studios (HAHS) program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. HAHS is dedicated to helping a nationwide association of art-related historic sites preserve and interpret their buildings and collections. Comprised of sites as geographically and culturally diverse as Frederic Church's Moorish-style Olana in Hudson, New York, to Georgia O'Keeffe's adobe home and studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico, HAHS encourages collaboration and provides access to professional and technical information on preservation-related issues.
A member of HAHS since 2002, the Brandywine River Museum owns two historic artists' studios which are open to the public as active and dynamic parts of the museum's collection. Visits to both the N.C. Wyeth House and Studio and the Andrew Wyeth Studio greatly enrich the experience of viewing the paintings and drawings by these artists in the museum's galleries. These properties may be toured individually for an $8 fee in addition to museum admission, or on special package tours.
The Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Program is supported by a generous grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.
The 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 through November 24, 2013.