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Brandywine River Museum of Art

Closes in 11 min: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Discover an outstanding collection of American art, including works by N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, housed in a historic grist mill with glass-walled lobbies overlooking the scenic Brandywine. During the holiday season, experience the extensive...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9773
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife heard on the PBS News Hour about an exhibit of the works of N.C. Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadd's Ford PA. We booked a room and headed down from Upstate NY. We were not disappointed-the Gallery which is modern in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank stever401
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not to be missed by anyone in the area. Here for the N.C. Wyeth exhibit. Was very enlightening. He did a lot more than illustrations. Examples of his impressionistic work from the teens and 20s. It is interesting to trace the family lineage in their...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum to get a better understanding of the Wyeth family and the several generations of artists. You will not be disappointed with the collection of works mostly by Nc and his son Andrew. There are separate excursions to the studios, but be aware...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank marevan3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun Museum situated in a very natural setting along the creek and in a repurposed grist mill. The collection primarily features works by the N.C. Wyeth family and also other area artists. Having been a long time admirer of N.C. and Andrew's works, this Museum...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank loesshawk2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t want to miss this gem. The Wyeth family of painters have made a contribution to American art that goes well beyond this small beautifully located museum. Starting with N.C.’s illustrations - I remembered “Old Pew” from my Treasure Island book back in the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Energydoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from DC specifically to see this exhibit after having seen a feature about it on PBS Newshour. The feature helped set our expectations and we were not disappointed. We also enjoyed a tour of the N C Wyeth house and studio. Also available...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

We visited the Brandywine River Museum of Art to see the on-going N.C.Wyeth exhibit. It was well worth the trip. The collection of painting is covers his career from the earliest days until his death. There are many paintings that I had not seen before....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

This museum is a must see if you are an art lover who is in the Greater Philadelphia area for any length of time. While it has perhaps the most extensive collection of Wyeths in the country, and Andrew’s work studio, it’s more than that,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank BuntzB
Reviewed August 3, 2019

Lovely, accessible museum with wonderful Wyeth paintings and lots of glass windows overlooking stream and trees. Perfect size, as the teens can see some great art by 3 generations of Wyeths, and yet the whole museum is three small floors.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CarlaAKS
Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

We had a idyllic summer afternoon at the museum. We thoroughly enjoyed the art and museum. I would definitely go back! We also strolled along the River.

Date of experience: July 2019
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sunsun24
March 20, 2019|
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Response from Herstory_62 | Reviewed this property |
Since the museum is in a remote bucolic location, the best bet is a taxi or Uber from the Wilmington station, which is about ten miles away.
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Miraleh21
August 24, 2016|
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Response from theronben | Reviewed this property |
Have not been to Barnes museum in Philadelphia, but Wyeth works are likely different except maybe when Brandywine museum loans out works from its permanent collection.
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Christinawolfe
February 5, 2016|
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Response from 306neilg | Reviewed this property |
If you call on a weekday someone may be able to help you
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