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Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Reality Reassembled: The Halloween Paintings of Peter Paone

September 14, 2019 to November 3, 2019

In September 2019, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present an exhibition of the Halloween-themed paintings of renowned Philadelphia artist Peter Paone (born 1936).  Halloween has long been a subject of fascination for the artist, and in the last decade he has produced a series of...

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Cinderella & Co.—Three Fairy Tales Reimagined

October 5, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Fairy tales are age-old stories that teach life lessons, touch on dark fears and elemental truths, and seed nascent imaginations. The universality of their appeal has inspired illustrators for centuries.From October 5, 2019 through January 5, 2020, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will...

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Votes for Women: A Visual History

February 1, 2020 to June 7, 2020

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which granted 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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Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein

February 1, 2020 to June 14, 2020

The historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, civil rights march concerned one issue—the right to vote. Two thousand marchers set out on March 21 along Route 80, known as the “Jefferson Davis Highway.” After two failed attempts to complete the march, President Johnson dispatched...

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Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature

March 6, 2021 to May 31, 2021

A pioneering modernist in American art, Joseph Stella (1877-1946) is recognized primarily for his dynamic Futurist-inspired paintings of New York, in particular Coney Island and the Brooklyn Bridge. Through these majestic works—which emerged beginning in 1913—Stella established his reputation as...

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Jamie Wyeth: Unsettled

October 16, 2021 to January 9, 2022

This exhibition traces a persistent vein of intriguing, often disconcerting imagery over the career of renowned artist Jamie Wyeth. Frequently countered and even hidden by Wyeth’s fuller body of work—particularly his immensely popular coastal views, farmscapes, and other illustration work—the...

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