If you live in or around Chadds Ford, PA then I am sure you’ve heard of Andrew Wyeth. His house is actually just minutes down the road from our office. Therefore, when I saw the recent event coming up at the Brandywine River Museum I was very intrigued and wanted to share it with everyone! The event allows participants to gain new insight into America’s iconic artist, Andrew Wyeth, and the inspiration and creative process behind his rarely-seen tempera, Ides of March (1974), and over 30 studies in pencil and watercolor that are currently on display in the exhibition, Andrew Wyeth’s “Ides of March”: The Making of a Masterpiece.
Join Timothy Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum, Patricia Traub, artist and associate professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Virginia O’Hara, curator of collections at Brandywine River Museum as they explore ideas about Wyeth’s extensive method of study, the academic traditions in his composition, and his intuitive use of light and color that gave this work visual power and mystery. Galleries will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Full bar and small plate offerings available for purchase. Cost is $20 for adults and $16 for Brandywine Conservancy members. Tickets are available online by clicking here or by calling 610-388-8326.
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