Andrew Wyeth, one of America’s best-known twentieth-century artists, painted many of his most important works of art in his Chadds Ford studio. Given to the Brandywine River Museum of Art by the artist’s wife, Betsy James Wyeth, the studio provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience this very personal space. The artist’s son Jamie Wyeth said:
The world of Andrew Wyeth is best understood by a visit to his studio.
This studio, a repurposed schoolhouse originally built in 1875, served as the artist’s principal Pennsylvania workplace from 1940 to 2008. Thousands of paintings and drawings were created there, inspired by the people, architecture and landscapes of Chadds Ford. The studio still houses the furnishings, library and collections acquired by the artist, as well as examples of the art materials he used throughout his career.
The Andrew Wyeth Studio is a National Historic Landmark and a member site of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio introduce visitors to all aspects of his career, enhancing the museum’s gallery experience. Tours depart from the Museum via shuttle on the schedule listed below.
Tours take place daily April 1–November 24, 2019, and last approximately one hour. Children under age six are not permitted on the tours.
Tickets cost $8 per person in addition to regular museum admission, free to members of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.
For group reservations, please call 610.388.8333 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: if you wish to use a coupon or voucher for free or discounted admission to the Brandywine River Museum of Art (*e.g., AAA or other similar offer), tickets cannot be purchased in advance. Please purchase your tickets at the admissions desk on the day of your visit. For questions about tickets, please call 610.388.8326 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
A complimentary Brandywine River Museum shuttle bus provides transportation to the Andrew Wyeth Studio. The shuttle bus is wheelchair accessible. Some parts of the studio tour are not accessible to wheelchairs.
Please note: shuttles depart from the museum promptly at the time noted on the ticket. Visitors should board the shuttle 10 minutes before their scheduled departure time.