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The Brandywine's Artistic Heritage
The Brandywine valley is home to the Brandywine River Museum internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting; and the Delaware Art Museum reknowned for its premier collection of Pre-Raphealite paintings and its outstanding collections of American art and illustration. The Museum's permanent collection is focused in four areas; Howard Pyle & American Illustration, British Pre-Raphaelite Art, John Sloan, and American Art, 1757 - Present.
In addition to these two fine local museums less than 15 minutes from the Inn, the valley is home to many galleries specializing in prints and original art. For art enthusiast planning an extended visit, the Philadelphia museums including the Philadelphia Art Museum, Rodin Museum, Barnes Museum, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts are less than an hour away by car.
Brandywine Valley Art Museums
Located in Chadds Ford, PA, on the banks of the Brandywine River, The Brandywine River Museum is often called the "Wyeth Museum" for its extensive collection of works by the internationally acclaimed Wyeth family - grandfather N.C. Wyeth, father Andrew Wyeth and son Jamie Wyeth. This rustic museum is housed in a converted 19th-century grist mill with exposed beams, brick and stone.
While the Wyeths are the main draw to the museum, its collections includes works by Brandywine school founder Howard Pyle and students including Maxfield Parrish, as well as paintings by American illustrators Charles Dana Gibson, Rockwell Kent and others. Other works include 19th-century landscapes, still lifes and interior scenes by artists including Jasper Cropsey, George Cope and Jefferson David Chalfant.
Visit between April and November and you can tour N.C. Wyeth's House and Studio, Andrew Wyeth's Studio first opened to the public in 2012, and the Kuerner farm, a major source of inspiration to Andrew Wyeth and the subject of many of his most famous paintings.
The Delaware Art Museum, completed a major $30 million redesign in 2005 improving its display space to better showcase its collections. The museum's Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art is the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art outside of England. More than 150 works, including paintings, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, and illustrated books make it a must see.
The Museum's permanent collections also including works by 19th Century American artists. In the Peggy H. Woolard Howard Pyle Gallery, over sixty works by Howard Pyle are presented, including more than a dozen of his famous pirate paintings. A Treasure Chest of American Illustration presents an overview of illustration from the mid-19th and 20th centuries, showcasing the work of many of Pyle's students and followers.
|LOCAL MUSEUM SHOPS & ART GALLERIES|
U.S. Route 1 Chadds Ford, PA 19317 610-388-2700|
Open Daily, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Museum Shop offers art reproductions, posters, gift items, books and other publications related to the Brandywine River Museum's exhibitions and collections, as well as environmental publications published by the Brandywine Conservancy's Environmental Management Center. The shop also offers many of its Wyeth inspired products for sale online at www.brandywinemuseumshop.org.
1707 N. Lincoln St. Wilmington 302.655.7173
The Carspecken Scott Gallery features works by: Alice Dustin, Dan Jackson, Mibs Pell, Kelly McConnell, Giovanni Casadei, Douglas Elliott & Gary Fifer and more.
Open M-F 9am - 5:30pm Sat. 10am - 3pm.
Rt. 1 & 100 South, Chadds Ford Village & Barn Shops Chadds Ford 610.388.3482
Hours: Mon - Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5pm.
Chadds Ford Gallery features a wide selection of Wyeth prints as well as original works of art by the Regional artists of the Brandywine Valley, Chester and Delaware Counties, with selected works by some of the finest National and International artists. Find original watercolors, pastels, oils, gouache, acrylics, open edition reproductions, signed, signed limited and archival (Giclée) prints.
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 302.351.8542
Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00. Sunday: Noon - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Tuesday: Closed. The Museum Store offers a wide variety of treasures, including books, prints, jewelry, and an exclusive collection of art glass. Cards, vases, textiles, and designer items make perfect gifts. Exhibition catalogs and posters allow you to take a piece of the Museum home with you. The store also offers posters, books, cards, art glass, gifts and toys for sale online.
200 South Madison St. Wilmington 302.656.6466
On the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront, DCCA presents over thirty exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists. 33,000 square feet. Houses seven galleries, 26 artists' studios, gift shop, high-tech auditorium, and a classroom.
Open. Mon, Tue, Th/Fri 10-6, Wed. 10-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5.
Garrubbo Bazan Gallery16 West Market St., West Chester 610.696.1266
Unique works on paper by contemporary American artists.
Hours: Tues - Sat. 11 - 5PM
5714 Kennett Pike, Centreville, DE 302.655.5230|
Open. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat. 10-4.
Long a haven for artists who follow the "Brandywine School" of painting originated by renowned artist Howard Pyle.
Lee's Gallery & FramingRt. 202, south of Rt. 1, Chadds Ford, 610.358.1779
Local Pennsylvania and Delaware Artists featuring Bollinger and Sculthorpe.
200 E. State Street, Kennett Sqaure, PA 610.444.0146
Represents over 50 local and regional artists offering works that are representational, expressionistic, modernistic, and abstract in all mediums ranging from brilliant acrylics, to oils saturated with color, to wonderfully fluid watercolors influenced by artists such as Matisse and Van Gogh. Fine Art reproductions, photography, handcrafted glass art, jewelry and pottery.
1616 North Rodney Street, Wilmington, 302.656.0135|
Open. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat. 10-4.
Featuring a unique selection for collectors of American illustration with an emphasis on the Howard Pyle school. Works by late nineteenth and early twentieth century local and regional artists are also available.
Breck's Mill, 2nd Flr. 101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, 302.652.0271
Located in historic Breck's Mill adjacent to the Hagley Museum, Somerville Manning exhibits art from the historic tradition of the Brandywine Valley and regional artists of national and international stature. Open. Mon-Sat. 10-5
3922 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 302.654.8638
Open. Mon-Fri. 9-5. Sat 10-3.
Works by regional artists including original art in oil, pastel, photography, watercolor and mixed media with a variety of subjects from abstracts and landscapes to still lifes.
1000 Lenape Road, West Chester 610.429.9093
Fine works of art. Custom framing. Limited edition prints.
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