AMERICAN BEAUTY: Highlights from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest

The Brandywine River Museum of Art and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art came together in this exhibition to share their finest works from the Richard M. Scaife Bequest. 

Mr. Scaife was a long-time trustee of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art - as well as a newspaper publisher, art collector, and philanthropist who left a major part of his extensive art collection to both museums following his death in 2014.  

The exhibit closes May 27th, so there are only a few weeks left to see this collection which includes 50 paintings. The pieces are not only stunning, but show the range of Mr. Scaife's collecting tastes.

He believed in the uplifting potential of art and its ability to help us better understand the world and the issues facing us.  Through his bequest, these works of art, once enjoyed privately in domestic settings, have become part of the public realm. As he wrote toward the end of his life: “Beautiful art—paintings, music, literature, whatever—can transform our moods, lighten our hearts, make us think or change our minds, inspire us to be creative or live better lives.”

LOCATION: The Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
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