The Wyeths: America Reflected features 45 pieces by Andrew Wyeth; his father, N.C.; and his son, Jamie – including several rarely seen works on loan from private collections. The paintings and drawings focus on quintessential American themes, such as the significance of place and family and the role of storytelling in art.
“Heritage Museums & Gardens is honored to bring the evocative artistry of three generations of the Wyeth family to the Cape,” said Heritage Museums & Gardens President and CEO Ellen Spear. “Just as one generation of artist is inspired by the next, this exhibit will create opportunities for families to inspire and learn from each other. An important part of the Wyeth family legacy is their representation of America. The works in the show are beautiful visualizations of our country and culture and make for an outstanding and provocative exhibit.”
N.C. Wyeth’s 16 oil paintings from Poems of American Patriotism – depicting Revolutionary heroes and American leaders, including George Washington, Paul Revere, and Abraham Lincoln – serve as the artistic introduction to America’s foundations. From there, landscapes by Andrew Wyeth speak to the importance of place, both on land and at sea, in the formation of American identity. Lastly, evocative and provocative images by Jamie Wyeth examine seminal figures of our times and the allure of mystery and mortality in American culture.
The Wyeths: America Reflected runs from June 6 through September 27, 2015. Victoria Wyeth, the granddaughter of Andrew and niece of Jamie, will be a special guest on the exhibit’s opening day to share her insights about her family’s art. For more information: http://heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/exhibits/current-exhibits/.
Media are invited to a preview on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. RSVPs to Andrea Early,[email protected], or call 508-888-3300 x115.