Past Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Horace Pippin: The Way I See It

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Wilhelm Schimmel: A Bold Piece of Work

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This exhibition featured wooden sculptures hand-carved in the 19th century by German immigrant Wilhelm Schimmel (1817-1890).Although famed for his carved birds, from his large eagles to the smaller parrots, Schimmel also created dogs, lions, squirrels and other more fantastic...

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A Date with Art: The Business of Illustrated Calendars

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Howard Pyle, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth—foremost illustrators in the first half of the 20th century—created some of their best-known images for advertising calendars. Calendars hung in millions of homes, shops and offices, providing artists with an...

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N.C. Wyeth's America in the Making

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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, were on view in this exhibition.   N.C. Wyeth’s America in the Making...

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Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan

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A small island off the coast of Maine, Monhegan has long lured artists to its remote shores, promising dramatic ocean vistas, rugged landscapes, and inspiring scenes of men struggling against the forces of nature. This exhibition examined the fascination that the island...

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Which Way the Wind Blows: Antique American Weathervanes

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Functional and artistic, weathervanes roosted over American buildings both humble and high style—barns and banks, churches and courthouses. Viewed today as folk art, weathervanes were one of the earliest sculptural forms in the United States. Weathervane forms run the gamut through...

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Andrew Wyeth's "Ides of March": The Making of a Masterpiece

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This exhibition offered a historic opportunity to view Andrew Wyeth's rarely-seen tempera painting, Ides of March (1974).Along with more than 30 of the studies that were instrumental to his development of the composition. Assembled together for the first time, these provided...

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The Magic Pencil of the Amazing F.O.C. Darley

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More than 60 works by Felix Octavius Carr Darley, whose talent in book and magazine illustrations made him the most popular illustrator of his day, were on view in this exhibition. Darley (1822-1888) received praise for his "magic pencil," immortalizing the fictional characters...

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Pop-Up! Illustration in 3D

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With the element of surprise and the excitement of motion, pop-up books delight everyone.  Pop-Up! Illustration in 3-D presented a selection of pop-up books that range from late 19th century examples to the sophisticated constructions designed by contemporary...

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