Within minutes of the Brandywine River Museum of Art are three fascinating tours that bring to life the Wyeth heritage in the Brandywine Valley. A shuttle bus provides transportation from the Museum to each site; tours are approximately one hour in length and require a separate ticket. The season runs through November 18, 2018.
The N.C. Wyeth House & Studio Tour offers a glimpse at the life and work of the family patriarch, Newell Convers Wyeth. It is here that he raised a family of extraordinary creativity and began the legacy of the Wyeth family in the Brandywine Valley. Tour the family homestead and separate artist’s studio located behind the home. The property is a designated National Historic Landmark.
The next stop in the exploration of the Wyeth story is the Kuerner Farm Tour. From the age of 15, Andrew Wyeth, son of N.C. Wyeth, found a major source of inspiration at the nearby home of Karl and Anna Kuerner. Nearly 1000 paintings and drawings were inspired by the property and tours include areas of the house, barn and landscape depicted in many of these works.
The Andrew Wyeth Studio, originally a schoolhouse, was built in 1875 and was Wyeth’s home for over two decades. He and wife Betsy raised their two boys here and son Jamie’s first studio was also in the family home. Andrew Wyeth painted in the studio from 1940 until 2008 and thousands of works are associated with the building and surrounding landscape.
Visit all three of these incomparable tours and be inspired by this great family and their home, the Brandywine Valley.