Brandywine River Museum

Art and nature come together in a scenic riverside setting

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Brandywine River Museum

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Andrew Wyeth, known as one of America’s most famous painters, died on January 16th, 2009 at the age of 91. The Brandywine River Museum has a number of his works in their collection, making it an excellent place for his fans to go to celebrate his life and works.

The Experience

It’s hard to imagine a more bucolic place in which to explore art than the Brandywine River Museum run by the Brandywine Conservancy on a nature preserve. As you stroll its galleries, remember that the very settings which inspired much of the art on view-rolling hills, snowy drifts, and, always, the river-surround you. For many, this landscape, at once rough and gentle, has become synonymous with Andrew Wyeth, whose work is exhibited here in abundance.

Also on view: the illustrations of his father, N.C., and the realistic paintings of his son, Jamie, as well as that of their contemporaries. A tour through the terrain of the Brandywine Valley, the history of American illustration, and the contributions of the very creative Wyeth family, the Museum offers much for all kinds of art lovers.