The Brandywine River Museum is usually referred to as The Wyeth Museum by locals because it has the artwork of three generations of Wyeths – N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth. But in addition to those collections they always have additional exhibits to view.
Right now they have assembled an incredible collection of art by George “Frolic” Weymouth which runs through June 3, 2018. Titled “The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth” this is an exhibit not to be missed.
Frolic Weymouth was a member of the DuPont family and a much loved conservationist, horseman, and artist in Southern Chester County. When you visit the Brandywine Valley, it is with thanks to Frolic that so much of this beautiful area has remained undeveloped. In the mid 1960s he encouraged his friends F. I. duPont and William Prickert to help him purchase land along the Brandywine Creek in Chadds Ford. This led to the beginning of what today is the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art which has protected over 59,000 acres of land.
His collections reach over many decades and includes portraits as well as landscapes beginning with his earliest works “Chicken Fight” completed when he was only twelve years old) and ending with his last sketch done the year he died in 2016. He was known as an artist of the Brandywine School of artists and many of the pieces underscore how he was influenced by Andrew Wyeth, a close friend.
The Brandywine River Museum is only 6 miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast and three miles from Longwood Gardens which makes for a wonderful two day visit to the Brandywine Valley. Of course, if you have more days there are so many other Brandywine Valley attractions such as Winterthur, Nemours, and Hagley. The museum is open seven days a week from 9:30 to 5 except Christmas and Thanksgiving. For more information click here.
Hamanassett is less than 6 miles from the Brandywine River Museum. Check our availability and plan your visit.