Our Next Program - Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00AM
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St., Peoria, IL 61602
The Art of Andrew Wyeth
Mary Cronin, Dean of Education and Public Programs, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA
Those who linger with a painting by Andrew Wyeth will frequently discover that nothing is as it seems. Unravel the mysteries found in the work of this renowned artist through a discussion of his artistic process, including his use of egg tempera and watercolor, and new scholarship on the significant influence of him on his work.
Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Brandywine River Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection is a cross section of American art, with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape paintings testify to the beauty which drew well-known artists to the area. Important portraits, still life paintings and notable holdings in American illustration add diversity and breadth to this unique collection.