Here is a great opportunity to view 70 works of art of Georgia O’Keefe, N. C. Wyeth, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, and other famous artists all in one location. Their paintings are on loan from collections all across the country as well as paintings from the museum and are on display at the Brandywine River Museum from now until January 22, 2017.
The exhibit, inspired by the American countryside, is called “Rural Modern” with paintings dating from the 1920s through the 1940s. Inspiration came from farmers and their barns and silos and captured the heartland of America. Rather than painting in a sentimental way such as Currier and Ives during the 19th century , they represented a multifaceted aspect of American life during the 20th century between the two wars.
Rarely has such a large collection in this genre of American painting been brought together in one place. In addition to the works of art on display there will be lectures by Amanda C. Burdan, Associate Curator and Betsy Fahlman. The lecture also includes a tour of the collection with the lecturers.