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Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

A Brandywine Christmas

November 25, 2016 to January 8, 2017

From the spectacular O-gauge model train display with trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track, to a collection of rare antique dolls dressed in beautiful period clothing, plus thousands of whimsical Critters (ornaments and decorations handcrafted by Brandywine volunteers from natural...

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Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City

October 29, 2016 to January 22, 2017

Rural Modern explores the adaptation of modernist styles to subject matter associated with the American countryside.Treatments of coastal New England, small-town Pennsylvania, Midwestern farms, and other rural regions of the country illustrate the dispersal of canonical modernist...

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Natural Selections: Andrew Wyeth Plant Studies

August 29, 2015 to February 7, 2016

Throughout his seven-decade career, Andrew Wyeth was constantly inspired by two regions—Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he had lived since birth, and Cushing, Maine, where he had spent each summer...

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Gradients

August 8, 2015 to November 15, 2015

In conjunction with the exhibition Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs, the Brandywine River Museum of Art commissioned Welling to create a site-specific installation that explores the intersection of photography and sculpture...

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Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs

August 8, 2015 to November 15, 2015

In 2010, Los Angeles-based artist James Welling (b. 1951) initiated a series of color photographs inspired by the painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009).Welling began the Wyeth series as an examination of Andrew Wyeth’s formative influence on Welling’s career, from his earliest...

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Horace Pippin: The Way I See It

April 19, 2015 to July 19, 2015

One of the leading figures of 20th-century art, Horace Pippin (1888-1946) is known for his insightful, expressive and bold paintings...

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Jamie Wyeth

January 17, 2015 to April 5, 2015

Featuring more than 100 works, this major retrospective examined six decades of the artist's career and charted the evolution of his creative process from his earliest childhood drawings through recurring dreams inspired by the people, places and objects that populate his world...

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Enchanted Castles and Noble Knights

November 28, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Unforgettable, iconic paintings and drawings illustrating the romance and daring stories of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and other tales of quests and chivalry were featured in this exhibition...

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Andrew Wyeth: Lines of Thought

September 20, 2014 to March 15, 2015

Over his remarkable seven-decade career, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) created thousands of drawings in pencil and watercolor, a body of work that he rarely exhibited...

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Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles E. Burchfield

August 23, 2014 to November 16, 2014

The vibrant, visionary landscapes of Charles Burchfield (1893-1967), one of the leading American artists of the 20th century, were the focus of this major exhibition, featuring over 50 paintings borrowed from important public and private collections across the United States...

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Matthew Jensen: Alongside Tall Grasses

August 23, 2014 to November 16, 2014

The scenic backdrop of the Brandywine River inspired a newly commissioned work by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Jensen, an artist known for embracing new photographic technology...

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