N.C. Wyeth's America in the Making
January 25 - May 18, 2014
Images of inspirational and patriotic events in American history, from Coronado's 16th-century expedition through the Southwest to Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address in 1865, will be on view in this exhibition.
The exhibition features 12 dramatic paintings created by the artist in the late 1930s for a popular advertising calendar, and shows Wyeth's renowned mastery of stirring action and authentic detail. Props from the artist's Chadds Ford studio, such as a life mask of Abraham Lincoln, a coonskin cap and a Kentucky rifle, will provide fascinating insight into how Wyeth created these paintings.
The America in the Making paintings are on loan from the collection of the Brunnier Art Museum of Iowa State University in Ames. An illustrated catalogue from the Brunnier Art Museum will be available.
Both exhibitions are curated by Christine Podmaniczky, associate curator.
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 children ages 6 and older and free for children 5 and younger and Brandywine Conservancy members. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.