Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Holidays & Snowdays: Illustrations for Three Children’s Books

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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...

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The Serious and the Smirk: Portraits from the Collection

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“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 explored the social function of portraits in American history. From traditional...

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Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art

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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

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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

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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.

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Ana Vizcarra Rankin: time/scale

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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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Recent Acquisitions

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In 2017, the Brandywine River Museum of Art celebrated 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 acquired...

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Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks

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

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Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect

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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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