For Immediate Release:|
AUGUST CALENDAR of EXHIBITIONS and EVENTS
All events are free for members and included with museum admission unless otherwise noted.
|Gallery Talk: "Jamie Wyeth: Back to the Sea"|
August 21, 2 p.m.
Unlike many artists who come to the island of Monhegan, Jamie Wyeth paints with his "back to the sea," concentrating his attention on the people and man-made landmarks rather than the epic seascapes. This gallery talk led by Amanda C. Burdan, assistant curator, will focus on Wyeth's choice of subject matter on Monhegan.
| ||Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan|
Through November 17
The exhibition examines the fascination that the island of Monhegan in Maine and its residents held for both Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) and Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) and the creative inspiration of its dramatic landscape. The Brandywine River Museum is expanding on the original exhibition held at the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, including more than a dozen additional works and the debut of a new painting by Wyeth.
|Historic Properties Tours|
Through November 24
Explore three sites that nurtured three generations of Wyeth family artists.Visitors can now tour all three of the museum's historic properties in one day, or take a special package tour that includes a docent-led gallery walk as well as a leisurely lunch in the museum restaurant.
Andrew Wyeth Studio-Visit the Chadds Ford studio where, for more than 60 years, Andrew Wyeth painted many of his most important tempera paintings and watercolors.
N.C. Wyeth House and Studio-Visit the early twentieth-century house in which N.C. Wyeth raised his highly creative children and tour the studio in which he painted his renowned paintings.
Kuerner Farm-Discover the house of Karl and Anna Kuerner and the rural beauty of the site that was a major source of inspiration to Andrew Wyeth for more than 70 years.
Each tour costs $8 in addition to museum admission. Tours last approximately one hour and are for ages 6 and up. Tickets may be purchased online, at the admissions desk, or by calling 610-388-2700. Special package tours available.