In Conversation: I Paint My Life: A Close Look at the Work of Andrew Wyeth
In conjunction with the special exhibition The Wyeths: Three Generations | Works from the Bank of America Collection, join Victoria Browning Wyeth for a one-hour presentation on the life and work of her grandfather, Andrew Wyeth. Ms. Wyeth will examine Andrew Wyeth’s major works from both Maine and Pennsylvania and how they connect to the paintings from the Bank of America Collection. She will discuss the technique involved with his various media and share family stories surrounding the images.
To ensure everyone’s safety, all attendees are required to provide proof of vaccination, or a negative lab-conducted COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours, and to be masked at all times inside the building.
Space is limited; registration is required. To register, use the ticket link above or call 828.253.3227 x124. This lecture takes place after the Museum closes to the public. To preview the exhibition before the lecture, please visit during Museum open hours 11am–6pm. Please arrive at 5:45pm for check-in; lecture will begin promptly at 6pm. Your ticket includes the lecture and Museum admission for the day, including access to The Wyeths and our rooftop Perspective Café.
About the presenter:
- Victoria Browning Wyeth, the only grandchild of iconic artist Andrew Wyeth, is the daughter of Nicholas and Jane Wyeth. Her father is a private art dealer, and her mother is an art advisor who was trained as an art historian. Ms. Wyeth is the great-granddaughter of illustrator N.C. Wyeth and the niece of contemporary realist Jamie Wyeth. The summer after Ms. Wyeth’s sophomore year in high school, she began working at the Farnsworth Art Museum, near her family’s summer home in Maine. She was the Museum’s first-ever docent for their Andrew Wyeth Collection, the primary attraction for the majority of the Museum’s summer visitors. From 2004 until 2011, Ms. Wyeth conducted gallery talks five days a week at the Brandywine River Museum, in Chadds Ford, PA, near her grandparents’ home. Ms. Wyeth has lectured extensively throughout the United States and abroad. She’s given gallery talks and PowerPoint lectures at Wyeth museum exhibitions from Tokyo to Paris. Her early morning gallery talks during the 2006 Andrew Wyeth retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum were consistently sold-out. In addition to lecturing at museums, she’s presented on her grandfather’s work at Bonhams Auction House in New York, at the Palm Beach Art Fair, at annual conferences of doctors and travel agents, and to college alumni groups. She’s given innumerable talks across the country to Private Wealth Management clients. Ms. Wyeth is a gifted photographer; the Philadelphia Museum of Art used her photographs of her grandfather for publicity purposes for their 2006 retrospective Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic. Moreover, her black and white photographs of the artist were exhibited in conjunction with his exhibitions at the Bates College Museum of Art (2000-2001), the Mississippi Museum of Art (2001), and the High Museum of Art (2005-2006). The first gallery exhibition of Ms. Wyeth’s photographs was held in the fall of 2018 in Philadelphia’s Stanek Gallery. Although she is the first Wyeth to use a camera, her grandfather never disparaged her photos but rather gave her hints about how to improve the composition. His “eye” is evident in many of her photographs. N.C. Wyeth’s legacy now continues with the 4th generation.
The Wyeths: Three Generations has been loaned through the Bank of America Art in our Communities® program.
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