Happy Birthday, Andrew!
Here’s to the stunning retrospective celebrating 100 years of Andrew Wyeth’s birth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.
The magic begins with a guided tour of one hundred of his finest paintings and works on papers selected from major museums and private collections. Perhaps no American painter has ever had as strong a hold on the popular imagination as Wyeth did over the course of his seven-decade career. As the critic Brian O’Doherty once noted, “Wyeth communicates with his audience, numbered in millions, with an ease and fluency that amounts to a kind of genius." He earned some of the highest prices ever paid for the work of a living American artist. Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect will bring together both well-known and rarely seen works created between the mid-1930s and Wyeth’s death in 2009 that reveal the subjects that continually inspired him and the evolution of his imagery. Organized chronologically, the exhibition will examine Wyeth’s unrelenting realism in the context of the twentieth century, looking at how outside forces shaped his choice of subjects and his approach to portraying the people, places and things that reflect the internal musings of a complicated man.
After lunch, we visit the gift shop for unique museum treasures. Then, the magic continues as we board our shuttle for a guided visit to Andrew Wyeth’s studio, looking like he just left it, and the home and studio of his father, N.C. Wyeth. A painter himself, N.C. was also one of America’s foremost illustrators. In 1911 he painted a series of illustrations for editions of Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe and The Last of the Mohicans, to name just a few. He was Andrew’s only art teacher and taught him the relationship between being a great man and being a great painter.
We regret that due to the intimate settings of the N.C. Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth studios, this wonderful trip is limited to just 28 Diversions members.
Thursday, July 13 @ 156.00 (Sold Out)
7:45 am – Depart Baltimore serving a continental breakfast. An insightful film produced by his wife Betsy James Wyeth, “Andrew Wyeth Self Portrait: Snow Hill”, will be shown en-route.
Lunch on your own with time to visit the gift shop
3:00 pm – Depart Brandywine, serving cold drinks and light snacks
5:00 pm – Approximate arrival back in Baltimore
(Unless otherwise indicated, all Diversions trips require membership. To join, please visit our membership page for more information.)