With plenty to see, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is a must stop on the art trail of Chester County. Located along the Brandywine River, it is tucked beneath Mother Nature, surrounded by trees, native plants, wild life, and nature trails. Not only does the museum include classic art but doubles as an exceptional muse for art of your own.
The museum is most known for featuring the work of the influential local artist, N.C. Wyeth and his creative family of artists. Art of the Wyeth family, such as N.C. Wyeth’s famous Treasure Island, is always on display, many art pieces were created right in the region. The galleries featured are dedicated to the family’s art and their muses, such as the Kuerner Farm.
Though the Wyeth’s inspire much of the existing galleries, there are always new and featured exhibits to see, providing different themes and bringing different artists along with variety to the Brandywine Valley.
April through November, the Brandywine River Museum of Art offers tours of N.C. and Andrew Wyeth studios and the Kuerner Farm. The studio tour of N.C. Wyeth also includes a tour of the family home where he raised his children, several to be artists like himself. It allows an exclusive view of the atmosphere which both artists worked and a look inside the preserved early twentieth century home, which are National Historic Landmarks.
The areas surrounding the Brandywine River were used as a source of inspiration for the Wyeth family, predominantly visible through their art work. Together, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Brandywine Conversancy work to preserve the inspiration, providing preservation for areas surrounding the Brandywine River. It’s most important to the museum and conversancy that the beautiful and timeless and inspirational local scenery remains open to the community.
With a calendar full of interactive and educational events, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is a must for art and nature enthusiasts alike.