Portrait by George A. Weymouth (1936-2016), Egg tempera on panel

Don't miss this very cool (and sometimes deliciously snarky) exhibit on display at The Brandywine River Museum of Art through October 28th. 

Titled "The Serious and the Smirk: Portraits from the Collection" the pieces explore the social function of portraits in American history - and all were selected from the vast collection of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003, Bob Hope, 1940s,
Ink on paper, Museum purchase, 2010
From traditional portraits of Eighteenth-Century patriots and families, to studied self-portraits and quick sketches, to witty caricatures, each work addresses the presentation of a person’s identity—sometimes real and sometimes imagined. Viewed together, the works offer insight on who is and is not seen in American society.

Works by such diverse artists as Bo Bartlett, Mary Cassatt, Al Hirschfeld, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Andy Warhol, Benjamin West, and George A. Weymouth are included.

The Brandywine River Museum is a museum of regional and American art showcasing the art of Andrew Wyeth, a major American realist painter, and his family: his father N.C. Wyeth, illustrator of many children’s classics, and his son Jamie Wyeth, a contemporary American realist painter.

Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
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