The Wyeths: America's Artists
January 15 - April 17, 2011
The Wyeths - rarely has American art spawned a family of such artistic talent and renown. 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 Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946). All have explored the people and landscapes around Chadd's Ford, Pennsylvania, where N.C. Wyeth established the family's home, and the mid-coast of Maine, where N.C. purchased a summer home.
The exhibition includes 90 works of art by the Wyeths, as well as several photographic portraits by Maine photographer Peter Ralston. The paintings (oils, tempera, and watercolor) and drawings are on loan from the Farnsworth Art Museum, Brandywine River Museum, Terra Foundation for American Art, and three private lenders.
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
Tyler Little Family Foundation
$4 KIA Members
$6 Students with ID
Free: Children 10 and under
Thursday evenings (5-8 p.m.) free admission
Group Rates: Group size = 15+
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$8 per person includes guided tour with docent
$6 per person admission only (no docent)
No group tours on free Thursday evenings
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N.C. Wyeth, Siege of the Round House (from R.L. Stevenson's Kidnapped), 1913, oil on canvas | Collection of Brandywine River Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Russell G. Colt, 1986
Carolyn Wyeth, Betsy's Pumpkin, 1935, oil on canvas | Collection of Brandywine River Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wyeth, 1985
Henriette Wyeth, Blue Cineraria, n.d., oil on canvas | Collection of Brandywine River Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wyeth, 1970
Andrew Wyeth, Alvaro and Christina, 1968, watercolor | Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum, Museum Purchase
© Andrew Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth, Kleberg, 1984, oil on canvas | Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1992.164
© Jamie Wyeth
Extended Exhibition Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday, Friday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: noon - 5 pm
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