Step into the captivating world of the Wyeth family at the Biggs Museum of American Art with their new exhibition, “The Wyeths: Three Generations”. This collection offers a journey through the evolution of American artistry, from the vivid storytelling of N.C. Wyeth to the evocative realism of Andrew Wyeth, and the contemporary interpretations of Jamie Wyeth. The carefully curated selection adds depth, each piece echoing with history and culture. Engaging with these masterpieces unveils not just individual genius, but also the lasting influence of the Wyeths on the art world. It's a unique opportunity to connect with the heart of American creativity and witness the enduring legacy of this extraordinary family.
This exhibition will be on display from November 2, 2023, through February 11, 2024.
Guests also can enjoy a lineup of specially curated events tied to the Wyeth experience:
Opening Reception: The Wyeths: Three Generations – Works from the Bank of America Collection with Special Guest Victoria Wyeth
This highly anticipated event offers a unique opportunity to view an exceptional collection of works carefully curated and collected in Delaware but rarely displayed since entering the prestigious Bank of America Collection.
Thursday, November 2 | 6 - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10 Non-Members | Members: Free
Open Reception Registration
Special Lecture by Victoria Wyeth: "Andrew Wyeth: Then and Now"
This engaging presentation will explore the subject matter, technique, and inside stories surrounding the major works of Victoria Wyeth’s late grandfather, Andrew Wyeth – from his first watercolor at age six to his final tempera painted on Benner Island, Maine in 2009. Victoria’s intimate, personal narrative provides uncommon access to the creative process of one of the great masters of American painting.
Friday, November 3 | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Special Lecture by Victoria Wyeth Registration
First Saturday Family Studio: Making Scarecrows with Special Guest Victoria Wyeth
Join the Biggs Museum for First Saturday Family Studio: Scarecrows. Get inspired by the work of Wyeth and let creativity run wild. The Education Team and Victoria Wyeth will be there to guide you every step of the way!
Saturday, November 4 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
*No Registration Necessary
First Saturday Free Tour: The Wyeths: Three Generations Works from the Bank of America Collection Highlights
Don't miss out on the opportunity to feast your eyes on stunning works of art, explore the rich history of the Wyeth dynasty, and gain a deeper understanding of their artistic legacy. Expert guides will take visitors through the exhibition, offering fascinating insights and behind-the-scenes stories that will make the experience truly unforgettable.
Saturday, November 4 | 2 - 3 p.m.
*No Registration Necessary
Art Bites – Mini Pop-Up Lectures Discussing Different Works by the Wyeths Each Week
Indulge the senses and join the museum for a visual feast through the world of art. From November through February, every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., the Biggs presents “Art Bites” - a brief and interesting story time that will leave all who attend craving more. During this program, the museum offers a bite-sized look at the captivating exhibition The Wyeths: Three Generations. Each week, a single artwork will be exclusively explored, unraveling secrets and hidden stories during stimulating 15-minute sessions.
Thursdays 12:30-12:45 p.m. (Beginning November 9)
Tickets: Included with Admission
*No Registration Necessary
Lecture - The Dang Truth: Jamie Wyeth Illustrations for the Delaware Air National Guard Publication
Join the Biggs for a special Veterans Day lecture featuring Delaware Military Museum curator Kennard R. Wiggins, Jr. as he explores the artwork and illustrations created by Jamie Wyeth for the Delaware Air National Guard's publication, Dang Truth. The lecture will delve into the relationship between Wyeth's illustrations and the Delaware Air National Guard. Saturday, November 11 | 11 a.m.
Tickets: FREE, however a suggested donation of $10 will go to benefit Wreaths Across America to honor the legacy of Veterans.
Lecture-The Dang Truth: Jamie Wyeth Illustrations Registration
Wyeth Inspired Watercolor & Wine
Sip on a glass of wine while creating personalized watercolor cards inspired by the work of the Wyeths to send to loved ones this winter. Led by a local artist, this workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced painters alike.
Saturday, November 25 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 30 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 Non-Members | Members: $27
Wyeth Inspired Watercolor & Wine Registration
Lecture: Wyeth Foundation: Cultivating Wonder
Join William L. Coleman, Wyeth Foundation Curator and Director of the Andrew & Betsy Wyeth Study Center, for a special lecture exploring the stew of magic and terror that N.C. Wyeth created around Halloween and Christmas.
Wednesday, December 13 | 6 - 7 P.M.
Lecture: Wyeth Foundation: Cultivating Wonder Registration
For admission, please visit: https://www.biggsmuseum.org/exhibitions/
To learn more about the exhibitions and happenings at Biggs Museum of American Art, visit https://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/listing/biggs-museum-of-american-art/55/
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