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Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

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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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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Southwestern Son: The Lithographs of Peter Hurd

February 24, 2018 to July 8, 2018

The artist Peter Hurd is often noted for his experiments in egg tempera painting and particularly for introducing Andrew Wyeth to the medium with which he would become so closely associated. An inquisitive artist, Hurd taught himself not only the traditional methods of tempera but also the late...

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The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth

January 27, 2018 to June 3, 2018

In addition to his roles as founder and board chairman of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, a philanthropist, and a land and cultural conservationist, George A. "Frolic" Weymouth (1936-2016) was a highly talented artist.This landmark exhibition of approximately sixty-five of...

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Imagine Brandywine

October 29, 2017 to February 10, 2018

Imagine Brandywine is an exhibition space for the display of multidisciplinary art projects by area students, inspired by the collections and surroundings of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

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Recent Acquisitions

October 7, 2017 to January 7, 2018

This year, the Brandywine River Museum of Art celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, acknowledging a period of extraordinary innovation and growth. Capping the anniversary year is this survey of recent additions to the permanent collection. Recent Acquisitions includes works of art...

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Ana Vizcarra Rankin: time/scale

October 7, 2017 to November 5, 2017

time/scale is the first solo museum exhibition of new and recent works by Uruguayan-American artist Ana Vizcarra Rankin (b. 1977, Maldonado), presented by Philadelphia Contemporary and hosted by the Brandywine River Museum of Art. In large-scale paintings and hand-crafted collages of...

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Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks

October 7, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks, the first US solo museum project by the Brooklyn-based artist Dylan Gauthier (b. 1979, Los Angeles), centers on an immersive video and audio installation that was planned, filmed, and edited during the artist’s year-long residency at the Brandywine River...

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Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect

June 24, 2017 to September 17, 2017

To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum organized an exhibition of over one hundred of his finest paintings and works on papers selected from major museums and private collections.

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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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