The KIA Presents: The Wyeths: America's Artists

Opens January 15, 2011

Posted: December 30, 2010
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing & PR Coordinator
Department: Development
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112
Email: farrellh@kiarts.org

Andrew Wyeth Alvaro and Christina

Andrew Wyeth, Alvaro and Christina, 1968, watercolor on paper. 22 13/16 x 28 3/4". Museum purchase, 1969.1646. ©Andrew Wyeth.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is proud to present The Wyeths: America's Artists, opening on Saturday, January 15, 2011.

Rarely has American art spawned a family of such artistic talent and renown as the Wyeths. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts presents an exhibition of works by three generations of artists in the Wyeth family-N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945), an illustrator and painter, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), known by many as "America's Painter," Andrew's sisters, Henriette Wyeth-Hurd (1907-1997) and Carolyn Wyeth (1909-1994), and Andrew's son James "Jamie" Browning Wyeth (b. 1946). All have explored the people and landscapes around Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where N.C. Wyeth established the family's home, and Cushing, Maine, where N.C. purchased a summer home.

The exhibition will include approximately ninety works of art. The paintings (oils, tempera, and watercolor) and drawings are being borrowed from the Farnsworth Art Museum, Brandywine River Museum, Terra Foundation for American Art, and several private lenders.

Major Sponsor: Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
Additional Sponsor: Tyler Little Family Foundation

Admission
General: $8
Students: $6
KIA Members: $4
Groups of 15+: $6-$8
Children under 10: Free
K-12 school groups: Free
Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.: Free

Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed

Tickets may be purchased at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and online by visiting www.kiarts.org/wyeths.

The Wyeths: America's Artists is enhanced by a varied programming lineup including lectures, films, Sunday tours, family activities and senior events. For details, visit www.kiarts.org/wyeths.

Images available for press purposes only. Please contact Farrell Howe at (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112 or via email at farrellh@kiarts.org.

A Press Preview for The Wyeths: America's Artists will take place on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. If you would like to attend, please contact Farrell Howe via email at farrellh@kiarts.org.

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