Brandywine River Museum
The Brandywine River Museum is home to one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of works by N. C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth, three generations of artists who embody the family’s distinctive artistic legacy. Many familiar works, and many rarely on public view, are seen in regularly changing exhibitions. American illustration has deep roots in the Brandywine Valley, where Howard Pyle worked and taught such artists as N. C. Wyeth and Harvey Dunn. The artistic heritage also includes works by William Trost Richards, Jasper Cropsey, George Cope, William Michael Harnett, John F. Peto and many others.
Artistic works are exhibited in a Civil-war era gristmill converted into an outstanding art museum. The museum offers exceptional facilities and programs to enhance the visitor’s experience. The Restaurant, in a glass tower overlooking the Brandywine River, offers lunch and refreshments. The Museum Shop is known for its fine selection of books, posters, and reproductions and gifts. Outdoors, wild flower gardens – featuring plants native to the Brandywine Valley – surround the museum in glorious color from spring through autumn. Tours to the N. C. Wyeth House and Studio and the Kuerner Farm are also available. The museum is operated by the Brandywine Conservancy.