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Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art

June 23, 2018 to October 21, 2018

Artists since antiquity have depicted, and often mimicked, the splendors of nature. Throughout the centuries, such representations have embodied the shifting relationship between humans and their natural surroundings. Nature has thus proved to be a fertile terrain for projecting a culture’s...

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The Serious and the Smirk: Portraits from the Collection

July 14, 2018 to October 28, 2018

“There are only two styles of portrait painting,” Charles Dickens once remarked, “the serious and the smirk.”Drawn entirely from the collection of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, this exhibition will explore the social function of portraits in American history. From traditional...

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Holidays & Snowdays: Illustrations for 3 Children’s Books

November 3, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Everyone has favorite memories of those delightfully illustrated stories we take off the bookshelves at special times of the year. For the coming holidays and snowdays, the Brandywine presents work by three highly talented artists who have recently envisioned additions to that seasonal library...

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Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting

November 17, 2018 to February 17, 2019

A little-recognized aspect of the work of Winslow Homer—one of America’s most iconic artists—is the relationship between his painting and photography, and the role of the relatively new medium on his approach to image making. In 2014, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) was given an English...

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N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives

June 22, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Well known during the 20th century for his bold, imaginative illustrations that brought new characterizations to classic stories such as Treasure Island and The Boy’s King Arthur, N. C. Wyeth vigorously pursued parallel interests in painting landscapes,...

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Votes for Women: A Visual History

January 25, 2020 to June 7, 2020

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The long road to women’s suffrage, spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, played out very differently from political...

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The American Impressionists: Echoes of a Revolution

October 17, 2020 to January 10, 2021

Art critic Christian Brinton cautioned in 1916: “It must not be assumed that American Impressionism and French Impressionism are identical. The American painter accepted the spirit, not the letter of the new doctrine.”One hundred years later, Brinton’s words still ring true. From the late...

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